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Prospects dim for vote on GOP health bill in House

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., left, and Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, leave Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, to meet with President Donald Trump as the GOP’s long-promised legislation to repeal and replace...

AP sources: US to recommend approval of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. Two officials say Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon will issue the...

Disney, Universal battle tax bill for Florida theme parks

AP Photo/John Raoux ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot’s 11-country World Showcase – and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it. To cut tax bills in the tens...

Yellen says problems of childhood poverty linger

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Federal Reserve survey has found that children who grew up in poverty were twice as likely to struggle with financial challenges later in life, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday. The survey showed that more than half of young people age 25 to 39...

Netflix/Marvel's 'Iron Fist' epic fail, say viewers, critics

NEW YORK (AP) — If your web connection seems sluggish while you’re watching “Iron Fist,” don’t blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series. But such languor isn’t the only failing of this latest...

IS claims responsibility for London attack; UK PM defiant

A police officer places flowers and a photo of fellow police officer Keith Palmer, who was killed in yesterdays attack, on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday March 23, 2017. On Wednesday a knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car...

Jerzeez Diner owners admit setting fire for insurance money

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a New Jersey diner have admitted burning it down to collect insurance. Sussex County prosecutors say 49-year-old Tina Diakos and 40-year-old Ozkan Cengiz pleaded guilty to arson on Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair said business at the...

Trump tries to close health care deal, but GOP skeptics grow

Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, talks to a reporters as he leaves the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, after a meeting with other Republicans to rally support for GOP’s long-promised legislation to repeal and replace...

The Latest: UK minister: London attack is attack on world

Forensic officers search Parliament Square, London, London, after Wednesday’s attack, Thursday March 23, 2017. The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said Thursday that the person who carried out the “attack in front of the British parliament in London was a soldier of the...

Cardinal William Keeler dies at 86; led oldest diocese in US

AP Photo/GAIL BURTON CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, died Thursday. He was 86. Archbishop William Lori announced in a statement that...