5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard....
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Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi security forces said Saturday they disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque at Mecca, home to the holiest site in Islam, just as the fasting month of Ramadan concludes....
The Latest: Saudi TV shows footage of blasted house in Mecca
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local):...
Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide
BEIJING (AP) -- Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said....
Man found alive after 4 days missing in Montana wilderness
CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) -- Authorities say a U.S. Forest Service official found a Pennsylvania man who had been missing in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness since Monday....
Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers moved closer this week to mandating that DNA samples be collected from people who have been convicted of crimes, something supporters predict will help solve serious crimes....
Thunderstorms packing heavy rain sweep across Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pockets of thunderstorms packing heavy rain are sweeping across a large swath of Pennsylvania, bringing flooding and reports of a possible tornado to the western part of the state....
Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Democratic Sen. Bob Casey returned to the state on Friday to hammer the Republican health care bill in the U.S. Senate, saying it poses a foundational retrenchment of Medicaid that could have a dramatic, long-term effect on American society....
Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A member of a local politically connected family was convicted Friday of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit through a pattern of self-dealing when she was its landlord....
Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said....
Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives for 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....
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....
Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants - and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people....
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.
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