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Trouble for GOP health care repeal...Prosecutors asked to leave...Chemical attack probe continues

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 11, 2017 at 12:11 a.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace some portions of it with their own plan are running into trouble form their own side of the aisle. Conservative Republicans are demanding tougher changes in insurance requirements and Medicaid than the House GOP health care bill proposes and warned they'd oppose the legislation if it isn't reshaped. The White House signaled an openness to negotiate.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly four dozen Obama administration federal prosecutors who stayed on after the election are now being invited out the door. The Justice Department says Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 holdover United States attorneys. By Friday evening, U.S. attorneys around the country — including in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota and Arkansas — had publicly announced their resignations.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, the current Security Council president, says an investigation into an alleged chemical attack by extremists in the Iraqi city of Mosul isn't over. He spoke following a closed door meeting. Before the Friday meeting, Iraq's U.N. ambassador said there was no evidence that the Islamic State extremist group used chemical weapons.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California mother said the shooting death of her son was excessive force but at least one eyewitness disputes that. Police say a bloody, shirtless man with what appeared to be a broken wine bottle chased children at a Huntington beach sports complex and menaced a woman in the bleachers. The witness says police only opened fire on 29-year-old Steven Schlitz when it appeared he was about to attack the woman.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Department of Health is investigating some apparently toxic tea. Officials say the tea purchased from a Chinatown herbalist in San Francisco contained the plant-based toxin Aconite. Aconite, also known as monkshood, helmet flower and wolfsbane, is used in Asian herbal medicines but must be properly processed. Two people are critically ill after drinking tea. The toxin can be lethal.

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