Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

CHICAGO (AP) — Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans.


  • Written by CARLA K. JOHNSON , AP Medical Writer

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead an assault on a strategic town belonging to the extremist group outside its de facto capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon said, marking the first time U.S. forces have provided airlift for local forces on a combat operation in Syria.


  • Written by PHILIP ISSA and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making the case for a Republican repeal and replacement of his predecessor's health care law, President Donald Trump reached for a dire-sounding argument that's unsupported by the data.

  • Written by JIM DRINKARD , Associated Press

Lawmakers want details on Flynn's foreign contacts, payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee wants the White House and Trump administration officials to detail all the payments and contacts that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had with foreign government representatives spanning the past three years.

  • Written by STEPHEN BRAUN and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

US tells allies to do more to pressure Islamic State group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday urged coalition partners to step up efforts to defeat Islamic State militants as top officials from 68 nations gathered in Washington to assess the fight to retake Iraq's second largest city and advance on the extremists' self-declared Syrian capital.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer