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House leaders tinkering with health bill...Autopsy complete on Paris airport attacker...Progress reported against wildfire

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 19, 2017 at 1:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will seek changes to the GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people who are not yet eligible for Medicare. The House is scheduled to vote on the overhaul bill on Thursday. Ryan tells "Fox News Sunday" that he feels "very good" about the bill's prospects, but says House leaders are "making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns."

PARIS (AP) — French officials have completed an autopsy to determine whether a suspected Islamic extremist was drunk or high on drugs when he took a soldier hostage at a Paris airport and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen. The 39-year-old Frenchman had a long criminal record, with multiple jail terms for drugs and robbery offences.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Crews have made some progress against a small wildfire just west of downtown Boulder, Colorado. The blaze has burned just over 60 acres, and it was 20 percent contained this afternoon. Officials with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management say fire crews are feeling good about the progress but are still concerned about stronger winds forecast later in the day.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell's wife says Alzheimer's disease has robbed the 80-year-old singer's ability to play guitar. But Kim Campbell tells The Tennessean that her husband occasionally breaks into a solo air guitar routine, which she says is "kind of fun." The singer was diagnosed with the brain-ravaging disease in 2011 and went on a world tour afterward.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fans mourning Chuck Berry's death can look forward to an album of mostly new material expected this year. Berry friend Joe Edwards says he's heard the new album Berry announced in October and calls it "sensational." Berry died yesterday at age 90. Funeral arrangements haven't been announced.

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