Friday, March 24, 2017

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. reacts to a reporters question on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a Freedom Caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BY ERICA WERNER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote ...
In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

BY MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, clearing the way for construction to start on the long-delayed project that has served ...
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER 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 ...
Police work at Westminster Bridge with the Houses of Parliament in background, in London, Thursday March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

BY JILL LAWLESS and PAISLEY DODDS LONDON (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on one of London’s famous bridges and then stabbed a police officer ...
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JULIE PACE and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that ...
This Sept. 28, 2010 file photo shows a stop sign camera at the Top Of Topanga overlook in Topanga, California. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — Young drivers aren’t alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths. Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind ...
In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington, Feb. 6, 2017, about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary. (Senate TV via AP)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate headed for a vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday evening, a day after Republicans threw the chamber into turmoil by silencing Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading aloud ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, to announced that he has invited President Donald Trump to address a Joint Session of Congress on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY ERICA WERNER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Congressional Republicans summoned a show of unity Wednesday as they gathered for their annual policy retreat days into a rocky start for Donald Trump’s presidency. Senate and House lawmakers arrived in Philadelphia by chartered ...
Italian Police cordon off an area after a shootout between police and a man near a train station in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood, Italy, early Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniele Bennati)

BY COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS MILAN (AP) — A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a police shootout that killed the Tunisian fugitive wanted in ...
An Afriqiyah Airways plane from Libya stands on the tarmac at Malta's Luqa International airport, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)

BY RAMI MUSA and STEPHEN CALLEJA VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two hijackers diverted a domestic flight from Libya to the Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades. After hours of negotiations, the ...
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