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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Republican governors say the GOP bill to dismantle and replace "Obamacare" won't work for their states. Govs. John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas say the legislation "provides almost no new flexibility for states." In a letter to congressional leaders, the governors also say the GOP legislation fails to ensure enough resources to protect vulnerable residents and shifts significant new costs to states.
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle says he'll rule later on whether to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Judge James Robart has ruled that his order that blocked the old travel ban will not cover the revised one. He says there are enough differences between the two bans. Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland already have blocked the revised ban.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a massive fire that's engulfed an apartment building under construction in Raleigh, North Carolina. A spokeswoman says the fire began last night in a downtown building. A witness tells the News and Observer of Raleigh that spreading flames caused a construction crane to collapse. Firefighters on extended ladders dumped water on the flames as wind gusts spread smoke for blocks around.
SYDNEY (AP) — A passenger plane has landed safely at Sydney's main airport after one of its two propellers fell off. A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority says the crew on the Regional Express Airlines plane reported that the right engine propeller assembly separated from the plane about 12 miles southwest of Sydney Airport. Flight 768 was carrying 16 passengers and three crewmembers from Albury, 300 miles southwest of Sydney.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says "all options are on the table" to award an Olympics to both Los Angeles and Paris. Bach says the IOC board asked its four vice presidents to "explore changes" in the Olympic bidding process and report back in July. Bach has repeatedly hinted at picking both LA and Paris by awarding 2024 and 2028 Summer Games hosting rights at a scheduled 2024 vote in Lima, Peru, in September.
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