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NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel legal analyst cited by President Donald Trump and his spokesman for claiming that British intelligence helped former President Barack Obama spy on Trump won't be in front of Fox cameras in the near future. A person with knowledge of the situation says Andrew Napolitano has been sidelined by Fox. He said on air last week on "Fox & Friends" that he had three intelligence sources who said Obama went "outside the chain of command" to snoop on Trump. The allegation was knocked down Monday by FBI Director James Comey during testimony to lawmakers. Comey also dismissed Trump's claim his phones at Trump Tower were wiretapped.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration isn't explaining why most carry-on electronics are being barred on certain U.S.-bound flights from the Mideast and North Africa. Laptops, iPads, cameras and other gear will have to be placed in checked luggage. Officials say the ban will affect nine airlines that will be informed at 3 a.m. Eastern. The flights originate from 10 airports in eight countries.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to bring more conservatives aboard, House Republican leaders are proposing amendments to the troubled GOP health care overhaul. GOP leaders released the changes late Monday, three days ahead of a planned House vote on the bill. The amendments would provide more help for older people, curb Medicaid and accelerate the repeal of some tax increases. The measure has drawn stiff opposition from budget hawks, outside conservative groups and Democrats.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the Dakota Access pipeline says the pipeline has been subjected to recent "coordinated physical attacks." That's according to court briefs filed late Monday by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners. The documents don't explain where the attacks happened but say they "pose threats to life, physical safety and the environment." The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes have battled the $3.8 billion pipeline in court for months, arguing it's a threat to water and their right to practice their religion. The pipeline stretches across four states to Illinois.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attorney for a Republican state senator in Oklahoma facing felony child prostitution charges says his client intends to resign. Police say Sen. Ralph Shortey solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. He's expected to enter a not guilty plea. Meanwhile, the FBI and U.S. Secret Service in Oklahoma City both confirmed Monday that they've joined the investigation into Shortey.

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