White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails....
AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires....
Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal. But could he wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some other campaign promises?...
White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Thursday defended the House intelligence committee chairman's extraordinary decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intelligence intercepts, even as Rep. Devin Nunes privately apologized to his congressional colleagues....
Analysis: Trump the dealmaker struggles to seal the deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump, the author of the best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal," is about to see his deal-making abilities ratified in a legislative showdown on the House floor - or dramatically rebuffed....
Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses....
Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to impede Judge Neil Gorsuch's path to the Supreme Court, setting up a political showdown with implications for future openings on the high court....
The seven-county Pittsburgh region lost 8,972 people between 2015 and 2016 according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the second worst decline in numbers among 382 metro areas measured, with Allegheny County losing each of the last three years by successively higher amounts. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald questions the methodology taken from 2010 Census and IRS forms to calculate births, deaths and relocations. He believes estimates contradict reality citing the region's home values increasing, over $3 billion in new construction annually, and broad labor shortages all pointing to population growth.
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