Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week....
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Top Russian and US diplomats discuss cease-fire for Syria
MOSCOW (AP) -- The top diplomats of Russia and the United States have focused on the Syrian crisis in a phone call....
GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar....
Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday....
Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- The stage for Bill Cosby's next legal challenge shifts to California with a hearing scheduled Tuesday to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago....
New rules set for sentencing Pennsylvania juveniles to life
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Juveniles should only rarely be sentenced to life without parole, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday, telling prosecutors that such cases require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is an unusual example of someone who can never be rehabilitated....
Budget deadline looms as Pennsylvania lawmakers eye deficit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday with five days left to pass an on-time budget and no firm agreements on how to address state government's biggest cash shortfall since the recession....
New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baraka Cosmas, 7, is missing half his right arm. Mwigulu Matonange, 14, lost his left arm. Emmanuel Festo, 15, lost his right, plus the fingers of his left hand. Pendo Sengerema, 16, had an arm severed at the elbow....
Pennsylvania B&B owner finds decomposed body of guest
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains discovered the badly decomposed body of guest who lived at the inn, and state police say the 80-year-old woman had been dead for weeks or months....
Documents: Feds wire-tapped Philadelphia union boss, others
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Documents show federal agents wire-tapped the cellphones of a powerful Philadelphia labor boss and his protege on the City Council for more than a year....
Town limits councilman's broadcast of taps over loudspeaker
GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity....
Man accused of fleeing from stop, running over trooper
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police have charged a man who they say struck a trooper with his car during a traffic stop....
Police find assault suspect locked in porta-potty
MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man trying to avoid capture locked himself in a portable bathroom....
Spokeswoman: Cosby town hall's about education, not assault
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Bill Cosby is clarifying the purpose of the comedian's planned town hall meetings after she and a colleague initially appeared to draw a link between the meetings and his mistrial on felony charges of sexual assault....
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to let President Trump's immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that had put the controversial policy on hold, ruling it a form of religious discrimination against Muslims. The Court also announced it would hear the case in early fall, leaving open the possibility it could reverse this verdict if challengers can prove the ban is illegal or unconstitutional.
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