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House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to rally Republican lawmakers to vote for the American Health Care Act.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:24

House Republicans are considering a deal that would remove the requirement that health insurance plans cover 10 essential health benefits, hoping to secure the votes of conservative lawmakers.

Neil Gorsuch testifies Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing on his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:36

The Senate Democratic leader says Judge Gorsuch is not independent of President Trump.

One client receives food from Meals on Wheels. Most of the federal money for the program comes through the Older Americans Act. That's part of the Department of Health and Human Services budget, which is slated for a cut of nearly 18 percent.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:30

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget. Studies show the program improves health and saves money.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 officers search the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada after an employee received a suspicious phone call that led to the evacuation of about 10 people from the building on Feb. 27. A suspect in Israel has been arrested in connection with the waves of bomb threats like this one.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:29

The man in his late teens is the "primary suspect" in the case, according to authorities. Scores of bomb threats were phoned in to Jewish community centers across the U.S. over the past few months.

Liberty Orchards in Cashmere, Wash., which was founded by two Armenian immigrants, still makes Aplets & Cotlets, a variation of Turkish delight that includes apples, apricots and walnuts.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:28

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.

Starship Technologies' delivery robot exits the elevator in the company's office.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:01

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.

Denis Voronenkov was shot in the head on a sidewalk in Ukraine's capital city, Kiev, on Thursday. He's seen here with his wife, Maria Maksakova, in February.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 08:28

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling the apparent assassination "state terrorism." Former lawmaker Denis Voronenkov had been aiding inquiries into Russia's incursions in Ukraine.

A flower left in tribute to the victims of Wednesday's attack is seen next to the Palace of Westminster that houses the Houses of Parliament in central London.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 06:39

Khalid Masood, 52, was born in Kent. The suspect was once investigated "in relation to concerns about violent extremism," British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday.

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 05:00

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.

The sun sets behind an abandoned customs station on the US side of the Canada/U.S. border on Meridian Road in Champlain, N.Y., in Feb. 2017.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 04:56

A surge of refugees is leaving America for Canada as they look for a more secure future. Refugees are quickly vetted by border agents and given access to shelter, health care and a work permit.

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 04:56

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks to reporters after a meeting with President Trump, who came to Capitol Hill to rally GOP lawmakers behind the Republican health care overhaul.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 04:00

House Republicans are poised to vote on legislation to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act, despite ongoing opposition from hard-line conservatives.

United States' Ian Kinsler watches his two-run home run against Puerto Rico on Wednesday during the third inning of the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles.
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:50

It may be considered the national pastime, but in the first three World Baseball Classics the United States was far from dominant. That changed Wednesday night in a lopsided title win.

Of the million or so Americans a year who get sepsis, roughly 300,000 die. Unfortunately, many treatments for the condition have looked promising in small, preliminary studies, only to fail in follow-up research.
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 23:01

Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:00

The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.


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