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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump administration officials are vowing to move forward on their plan to "repeal and replace" the health care law regardless of what a Congressional Budget Office analysis finds. Ryan says he expects the CBO report to say fewer people would be covered under the proposed House plan because it eliminates the mandate to have insurance. But Ryan told "Face the Nation" on CBS that it will bring down the cost of insurance by giving consumers more choice and competition.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') says he had a constructive phone conversation with President Donald Trump last week. Abbas said Trump assured him of his commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and they plan to meet at the White House in "the near future."
BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior coalition official is reporting more progress in the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. Brett McGurk tells reporters in Baghdad that Iraqi forces have completely surrounded the remaining neighborhoods of western Mosul held by the militants, and control the last road leading out of the city. The eastern part of Mosul was declared "fully liberated" in January.
DETROIT (AP) — Carbon monoxide from a generator is being blamed for the death of two people in a southern Michigan house that had lost power. Police found extremely high levels of carbon monoxide in the house and in the enclosed garage where the generator was running. More than a million homes and businesses in Michigan lost power during a windstorm last week. Utility companies say electricity has now been restored to more than 90 percent of them.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania fire department official injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire has died of his injuries. The Harrisburg fire department says Lt. Dennis DeVoe died last evening. The 21-year veteran of the department was on his way to the station when his vehicle was hit. The fire he was responding to killed a 3-year-old girl and critically injured two other girls. It was blamed on a recharging hoverboard.
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