McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate....
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North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma....
Britain, EU clash over Brexit proposals on citizens' rights
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union and Britain on Friday tripped over the first item in their Brexit talks - protecting the rights of each other's citizens - highlighting the potential for trouble ahead in their marathon negotiations....
Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
LONDON (AP) -- Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people....
Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are moving closer to having DNA samples collected from people who have been convicted of crimes, something supporters say will help solve serious crimes....
Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Democratic Sen. Bob Casey is in the state hammering the Republican health care bill in the U.S. Senate....
Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives to land Foxconn
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder urged the Republican-led Michigan House on Friday to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there is still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state despite the cancellation of a vote on the legislation....
Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Pennsylvania police say a man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day has been arrested on a Jersey shore boardwalk....
Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years....
Pharmacy worker charged with stealing $565K in pills
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania pharmacy assistant has been charged with stealing more than a half-million dollars' worth of prescription pills....
Remains found off Pennsylvania shore could be crash victim's
Remains found by someone fishing in Lake Erie might belong to one of three victims unaccounted for in a plane crash that killed six people just off the Cleveland shore last year, a Pennsylvania coroner said Friday....
APNewsBreak: Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan - well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday....
Pennsylvania staffer wins AP award for state reporting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Associated Press reporter Mark Scolforo has won the Charles Rowe Award for Distinguished State Reporting for his work showing how open records laws are applied around Pennsylvania....
Pennsylvania flash flood takes man's life; rail cars derail
SHELOCTA, Pa. (AP) -- Flash flooding in western Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a man and apparently derailed some rail cars....
Senate Republicans hope to have a vote on their version of the American Health Care Act, which the House passed on May 4, as soon as next week before Congress breaks for recess. Democrat Senators are criticizing Republicans for legislating in a shroud of secrecy without holding public hearings and not making them privy to the negotiations. As Democrats did in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act, the 52 member Republican majority will invoke a special process known as reconciliation that only requires 51 votes to approve the health care overhaul. Do you approve of Republican Senators drafting a health care reform bill without the Democrats input?
Do you agree with the decision to reveal the identities of the jury deadlocked on the Cosby sexual assault trial?