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Deaths reported after bus-train crash...Trump 'proud' to support health bill...Stocks finish lower

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 7, 2017 at 2:36 p.m.



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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A train has collided with a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries. A city spokesman says emergency responders were still removing injured people from the bus more than 30 minutes after the crash. The spokesman says a CSX train hit the bus at a crossing in downtown Biloxi, pushing the bus about 300 feet down the tracks. He says as many as 50 people were on the bus -- and that there are deaths and injuries.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's "proud" to support the House GOP health care bill and hopes Congress will pass it very quickly. Trump says the existing Obama-era health care law is "collapsing" and will implode if it isn't replaced. He says if that happens, consumers will be begging for help. But conservative groups and lawmakers are opposing the plan, saying it keeps too many elements of the law that became known as "Obamacare." Trump met at the White House with the group of House lawmakers who are tasked with rounding up votes for legislation.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An industry group that supports the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is praising a federal judge's decision to allow the project to be completed. But lawyers for two tribes say they'll continue their legal battle against the pipeline to move North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Texas-based Developer Energy Transfer Partners says the pipeline could be moving oil as early as next week.

BUFFALO, Okla. (AP) — The wildfires burning across the country's midsection are now blamed for at least six deaths. Authorities say an Oklahoma woman had a fatal heart attack while trying to save her farm from a wildfire. Fires are also linked to the deaths of four people in Texas and one in Kansas.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing broadly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in energy and phone stocks. Drugmaker stocks also fell after President Donald Trump said he was working on a new system to bring drug prices lower. And several hospital operators fell sharply after Republicans announced a health care proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. It was the third loss in four days for U.S. stocks. The S&P finished six points lower. The Dow lost 29 points. The Nasdaq declined 15 points.

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