NATO leaders meet under Trump pressure on spending


BRUSSELS (AP) — Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant.

  • Written by LORNE COOK and ANGELA CHARLTON , Associated Press

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats needled Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law faulted Democrats for not working with them.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press