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Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks ‘network’ of attackers

By Jill Lawless, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz Associated Press|

Health care bill would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured, analysts say

WASHINGTON >> The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress...

By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press|

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  • Explosions

    22 dead after explosion at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert, UK police say

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND >> An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears as they fled. Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens. The attack sparked a nightlong search for loved ones — parents for the children they had accompanied or agreed to...

    By Gregory Katz and Jill Lawless The Associated Press|

  • Explosions

    Musicians, celebrities and government officials respond to explosion at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert

    Late Monday an explosion, which police say they are treating like a terrorist attack, occurred at the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, U.K. where Ariana Grande was performing as part of her The Dangerous Woman Tour. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured, according to the Associated Press. Trouble...

    By Shannon O’connor|

  • National budgets

    Trump’s $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

    WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years. The cuts are part of a budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that amount to a dramatic restructuring of the government, with protection for retirement programs for the elderly, billions of dollars more for...

    By Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press|

  • International relations

    Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit

    JERUSALEM >> President Donald Trump solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday, sending a signal of solidarity to an ally he’s pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. But his historic gesture— and his enthusiastic embrace of Israel’s leader — were shadowed even here by reminders of Trump’s tumult back home In this second stop on his maiden foreign trip, Trump unexpectedly offered...

    By Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace The Associated Press|

  • Legislature hearings

    Michael Flynn cites ‘public frenzy,’ takes the Fifth on Senate subpoena

    WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia’s election meddling. Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check. With Trump himself in the Mideast on his first foreign trip as president, investigations into Russian...

    By Chad Day and Stephen Braun The Associated Press|

  • Weapons of mass destruction

    North Korea says new medium-range missile is ready to deploy

    TOKYO — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an “answer” to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 310 miles and reached a height of 350 miles on Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. North...

    By Eric Talmadge Associated Press|

  • International incidents

    Turkey slams US over ‘aggressive’ acts against bodyguards

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey summoned the American ambassador on Monday to protest what it called “aggressive and unprofessional actions” by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey’s government its guards violated U.S. laws, a senior U.S. official said. Turkey’s action appeared to represent retaliation for the forceful U.S. criticism of the Turkish...

    By Suzan Fraser and Josh Lederman Associated Press|

  • Juries

    1/3rd of prospective Bill Cosby jurors have an opinion on his guilt

    PITTSBURGH — One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case Monday said they’ve formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while the majority said it would be difficult to spend several weeks sequestered across the state. And 35 of the 100 people questioned said they or a family member or close friend has been the victim of a sexual assault. Jurors are being selected this week in Pittsburgh for the trial that begins June 5 in...

    By Joe Mandak, Maryclaire Dale and Dake Kang Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal

    WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies. All told, according to people familiar with the plan,...

    By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press|

  • State legislature

    California bill would protect patients’ access to chosen family planning providers

    As national Republican leaders continue to try to defund Planned Parenthood, California and other states are considering steps to protect access to family planning services. California legislators have introduced a bill that would lock into state law a federal rule that allows Medicaid patients to see family planning providers of their choice. The bill is designed to preserve Californians’ access to Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health clinics should federal...

    By Ana B. Ibarra California Healthline|

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