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WASHINGTON (AP) — Powerful Republican conservatives are threatening to sink the new GOP health care bill, which they say is too close to the Obama administration's health care law. But President Donald Trump is trying to persuade conservative leaders to accept the "Obamacare" replacement, and he'll meet with them today. Meanwhile, lawmakers on two House committees will start voting on the legislation, in what are expected to be marathon sessions.
SHANGHAI (AP) — China has given the preliminary OK for 38 new Trump trademarks, for spas, massage parlors, golf clubs, hotels and even private bodyguard and escort services across the country. Trump has said he will not conduct new foreign deals while in office. And in China, it's common to register trademarks defensively, as a way to prevent trademark squatting.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital today, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more. The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for the attack. It set off clashes with security forces that lasted several hours.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials in Kansas now say that wildfires in the state have burned more than 1,000 square miles, up from 625 square miles. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management says the heaviest damage is in Clark County. The blaze started in Oklahoma before moving into the Kansas ranching community. In southwest Florida, a part of Interstate 75, known as Alligator Alley, is shut down because of smoky conditions from a wildfire.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering suspending a suburban Detroit judge for 30 days after she ordered two boys and their younger sister to juvenile detention for failing to visit their father. Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca found the children in contempt in 2015, but blamed their mother for alienating the children from their father during a contentious divorce. The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission will hear Gorcyca's case today.
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