Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage....
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In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates
MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) -- Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme - including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found....
AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control
BEIJING (AP) -- Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to its fast-growing market....
AP Analysis: Saudi shakeup, Qatar crisis show a Gulf on edge
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- There was a time when the mention of the Persian Gulf brought to mind images of pampered societies ruled by aging monarchs content to preside quietly over their oil money and fantastical skyscrapers while the U.S. kept the peace....
Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby's trial refused to convict
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News....
Scaffolding fails near historic Philly; 2 workers injured
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials say two workers were hurt after scaffolding malfunctioned at a work site near the historic section of Philadelphia....
Police: Man killed father with bat at county official's home
BARNESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife, the treasurer of a Pennsylvania county, was fatally beaten by his son with a bat on Father's Day....
Police: Man stabs another accused of sexual assault
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man is in jail after stabbing a man he says sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl....
Repo man tows minivan with sleeping child in back
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say a man repossessing a minivan towed it with a sleeping child in the back....
Philadelphia police release video of 'shushing bandit'
Attorney: Landlord charged with burglary in squatter dispute
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A defense attorney says a Philadelphia landlord has wrongly been charged with burglarizing his own property in what the attorney says was really a dispute with squatters....
Police seek person of interest in foundry employee shooting
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- Police have been looking for a "person of interest" after an employee was shot outside a Pennsylvania aluminum foundry, although investigators don't believe that person was the target....
Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country....
Wolf takes dim view of GOP's budget-balancing strategies
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf poured cold water on leading ideas from Republican lawmakers Wednesday to patch up the state's deficit-wracked finances as they wrestle with the state's biggest cash shortfall since the recession....
Judge Steven O'Neill who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault mistrial has decided to release the identities of the Allegheny County jurists who deadlocked. Lawyers for news outlets had argued that jurors' names should be public to ensure transparency in the judicial process. Prosecutors and defense lawyers had argued they should remain secret, saying releasing them would make it more difficult to select a jury in Cosby's second trial.
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