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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday as he tries to make the case for repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law. Pence is set to appear with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at the event in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Fellow Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has been a critic of the health care legislation backed by President Donald Trump and Pence. Meanwhile, a political group tied to House Republican leaders is running TV ads to pressure conservative lawmakers into going along with the House GOP health care plan. Conservatives say it doesn't do enough to repeal Obamacare.
SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — The number of girls killed in a fire at a youth shelter in Guatemala has risen to at least 28. Dozens of others are being treated at two hospitals in Guatemala City. Authorities are working to identify the victims, but they say DNA tests might be necessary for some remains.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks indexes are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as losses in energy and technology companies outweigh gains in other sectors such as banks. Oil companies were falling along with the price of crude oil. The price of crude oil fell another 1 percent to just under $50, its lowest price since last November.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after AIG reported an enormous loss, the person chosen to turn things around at one of the world's largest insurance companies is stepping down. AIG said today that CEO Peter Hancock, appointed less than three years ago, will remain as the company's chief executive until a successor is found. AIG last month 14 reported a loss of $3.04 billion for the fourth quarter, its worst performance since the New York company nearly collapsed in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis. AIG required a $180 billion bailout to prevent a total implosion.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed 10 senior law enforcement officers. It's the latest move in a personnel reshuffle launched by the Russian leader. In recent months, Putin also has reshuffled provincial governors — the action widely seen as part of preparations for March 2018 presidential election. Putin hasn't yet said whether he will seek another six-year term, but he's widely expected to run.
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