Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in besieged city


MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine bomber plane accidentally killed 11 soldiers and injured seven others, security officials said Thursday, as troops struggled to end a bloody siege by 500 Islamic State group-aligned extremists in a southern city, one of the boldest militant attacks in Southeast Asia in years.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press

Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1


CAMBRIA, Wis. (AP) — Rescue crews are scouring the rubble of a corn mill plant for two employees following an explosion that killed at least one person and injured about a dozen others in southern Wisconsin, authorities said Thursday.


Unease about white supremacy grows after Portland stabbings


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Unease about white supremacist activity in Portland deepened after the fatal stabbings of two men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade, and some people worry that the famously tolerant community could see a resurgence of the hostilities that once earned it the nickname "Skinhead City."

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS and STEVEN DUBOIS , Associated Press

GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while.

  • Written by SHEILA BURKE and DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press

Poll: GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press