A newly released 142-page Republican bill to replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act has been released, setting off an intense debate within the GOP Senate caucus. Democrats are firmly aligned against it. So the challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces is to avoid defections in his own ranks. The proposal, weeks in the making, would slash the Medicare program for the poor and ease coverage requirements that the Obama law placed on the insurance industry.
Dan Perry, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 12:50am
Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for Middle East peace: the Israelis as well as key Arab players, each for their own reasons, are all looking like admirers who seek to please. But out-of-the-box thinking will be needed nonetheless.
Amir Shah, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 23rd - 12:22am
The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned U.S. troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan.
Nick Perry, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 11:35pm
A newspaper in a busy New Zealand resort town has decided to take a stand against drunken driving by filling its front page with the names, ages and alcohol readings for about 100 people convicted of the offense this year.
Medical organizations and other interest groups are weighing in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. The Association of American Medical Colleges says it would leave millions of people without health coverage. AARP agrees with that assessment and is calling on every senator to vote no.
Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 9:40pm
A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university.
Christopher Sherman, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 8:41pm
President Enrique Pena Nieto said Thursday he wants a rapid investigation into reports of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico, while he dismissed allegations that his government was responsible.
Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 22nd - 6:55pm
The U.S. and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean, a top Cuban anti-drug official said Thursday.