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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House committees are still meeting on Capitol Hill this morning, as they work out the details of the Republican health care plan, meant to replace the Affordable Health Care Act. But GOP leaders have been facing rebellion within their own ranks, including from conservative lawmakers and outside conservative groups. Democrats are fighting the bill's cuts in Medicaid.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit against the U.S. government Wednesday in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A twin suicide bombing targeting a village wedding north of Baghdad has killed at least 20 people. Iraq's Defense Ministry says the two suicide bombers walked into the wedding party in al-Hajaj village, near the city of Tikrit, Wednesday evening. Up to 13 people were wounded.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans are mourning as funerals are underway following Wednesday's deadly attack on a Kabul hospital that was claimed by the Islamic State group. Four gunmen in white lab coats storm the hospital, killing 31 people and leaving more than 50 wounded. Afghanistan's defense ministry says despite the IS claim, Afghan authorities "must do our own investigations to know who is responsible."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. The tax agency says the number of identity theft victims dropped by 46 percent, to 376,000. The victims had their identities stolen by criminals who used their Social Security numbers and birthdates to obtain fraudulent tax refunds.
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