Family scatters Chinese Nobel laureate's ashes into the sea


SHENYANG, China (AP) — Family members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in custody.

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  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG and NG HAN GUAN, Associated Press

Afghan girls robotics team arrives in US just in time


WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump.

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  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable'


WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the insurance industry's most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is "unworkable in any form," delivering a blow to party leaders' efforts to win support for their legislation.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press