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WASHINGTON (AP) — Preventive care and routine screening could be compromised if a Republican plan for replacing so-called Obamacare is adopted and leads to more uninsured people. That's the fear of many in the health care business. Preventive care and routine screening can make a big difference for those at risk for things such as heart problems and cancer, especially over time. The uninsured tend to postpone care until problems break through.
PHOENIX (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed a vote on the GOP health care measure. Sen. John McCain's announced absence following surgery has left it short of Republican votes. McCain's office says he will be staying in Arizona following surgery for a blood clot. That leaves the already struggling measure short of the support it needs in the closely divided Senate.
HONOLULU (AP) — Gordon Kihune lives on the 13th floor of the Marco Polo apartments and has lived in the building for about 12 years. He says he hasn't seen any fire extinguishers or hoses in the building that he can remember, and didn't hear the alarms going off when the fire broke out.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing a federal judge's order on refugees directly to the Supreme Court. It's seeking to close a legal window opened for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the U.S. His order expands the list of U.S. family relationships of refugees and visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A company with a Boeing 747 bomber that can drop more than 19,000 gallons (72,000 liters) of suppressant on wildfires says federal officials are keeping it grounded, putting homes and ground-based firefighters at risk. Officials with Global SuperTanker filed a protest with the U.S. Forest Service late last month contesting a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons (18,900 liters).