White House wants user-friendly electronic health records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday launched a new effort under the direction of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner to overcome years of problems with electronic medical records and make them easier for patients to use.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Britain vows response if Russia is behind ex-spy's collapse


SALISBURY, England (AP) — Britain's counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of a former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a "robust" response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven.

  • Written by By MARTIN BENEDYK, JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Senate moves closer to passing bill to ease bank safeguards


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved closer Tuesday to passing legislation to roll back some of the safeguards Congress put in place to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis. Enough Democrats supported a procedural vote on the bipartisan bill to show it has a good chance of passage in the Republican-majority Senate.

  • Written by By KEVIN FREKING and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

West Virginia leaders reach deal to end teachers strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's striking teachers cheered and applauded Tuesday as lawmakers acted to end a nine-day classroom walkout, agreeing to grant them 5 percent pay hikes that are also being extended to all state workers.

  • Written by By JOHN RABY , Associated Press

Violence halts rare aid delivery to Syria's eastern Ghouta


BEIRUT (AP) — The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said Tuesday, amid a renewed escalation in the government's deadly aerial and ground campaign.


  • Written by PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press