WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has met at the White House with Jordan's King Abdullah II. The hastily arranged meeting came on the same day that the extremist group Islamic State released a video purportedly showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive. The president says the killing will "redouble the vigilance and determination" of the coalition battling the group.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have once again allowed a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It passed along party lines and now goes to the Senate, where it is unlikely to pass. There have been more than 50 previous House votes to overturn the law critics call Obamacare. President Barack Obama met today with people who have benefited from coverage. He says the law is "about people."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul now says he thinks vaccinations are safe. Paul said yesterday that he was aware of "many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines." Paul issued a statement today which denies he said immunizations cause disorders. Paul, an ophthalmologist, says he's had his own children immunized.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he has sent letters to GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens demanding that they immediately stop selling adulterated or mislabeled dietary supplements. DNA testing ordered by the state found that four out of five bottles of herbal supplements contained none of the herbs on the label. Most contained cheap fillers such as rice or houseplants.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury in Minneapolis has ordered Toyota to pay nearly $11 million to victims of a fatal wreck after deciding a design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partially to blame for the crash. The driver was also held partially responsible. The driver, Koua (KOO'-uh) Fong Lee was convicted of vehicular homicide and spent time in prison.