Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple question — should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety net.


  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber's GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle, are dubious and signs are scant that an emerging plan is gaining enough votes to succeed.


  • Written by ALAN FRAM and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

SYDNEY (AP) — More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings.


  • Written by KRISTEN GELINEAU and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

AP Source: Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government for approval to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, state-owned Rosneft, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER and DAVID KOENIG , Associated Press