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NY prosecutor fired after refusing to resign...Pence asks GOP lawmakers to back health overhaul bill...Intruder arrested on White House grounds

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 11, 2017 at 1:50 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — An outspoken New York federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption says he was fired after refusing to resign. Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) made the announcement in a tweet this afternoon. The Justice Department said yesterday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had asked for the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration. In November, President-elect Donald Trump asked Bharara to stay on as U.S. attorney in Manhattan.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is appealing for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul. In a visit to Kentucky today, Pence said the support of every Republican in Congress is needed to seize the opportunity to "replace Obamacare once and for all." Pence's trip was part of an effort to reassure conservatives who have raised objections to the House plan.

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is praising the Secret Service for arresting an intruder who climbed over a fence outside the White House. Trump said the Secret Service "did a fantastic job last night." The agency says the intruder was arrested without incident after getting onto the White House grounds while Trump was inside.

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T says its service is running normally after a "hardware issue" prevented some customers' phone calls from connecting for "a brief period" this morning. In a brief statement, the Dallas, Texas, company apologized for the inconvenience. It didn't say how many people were affected or provide any other details.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Daylight-saving time starts tomorrow. That means most Americans will lose an hour's sleep tonight in exchange for gaining an hour of light in the evening. Clocks are to spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. local time. Daylight saving time covers 238 days, or about 65 percent of the year, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Standard time returns Nov. 5.

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