House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote,…

White House demands make-or-break health vote

WASHINGTON - Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare” in place and move on to other issues if Friday’s vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after

Science Says: Who and what is to blame for cancer?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they

Virgin America will be the latest airline brand to disappear

DALLAS (AP) - After months of teasing, Alaska Airlines has bad news for loyal customers of Virgin America - their airline's name is being dumped.Alaska announced late Wednesday that it will retire the Virgin brand, probably in 2019, adding that name to a list including Continental and US Airways that disappeared in the past decade. Launching a

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White House demands make-or-break health vote

WASHINGTON - Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare”…

23 March 2017 [11:33 PM]
GOP leaders claim momentum as health bill clears hurdles

WASHINGTON - Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday, claiming fresh momentum despite cries of protest from right, left and center. After grueling all-night…

10 March 2017 [12:16 AM]
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