Doctors describe horrific conditions in war-torn Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors who risked their lives working in Syrian hospitals described horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleaded with U.S. lawmakers to protect and save millions of people from an escalating humanitarian crisis.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct rose across the board at the schools, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

GOP health overhaul puts pressure on state governments

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The Republican health care plan means less money for states and gives them a tough choice: Find a pot of cash to make up the difference or let coverage lapse for millions of lower-income Americans.

  • Written by GEOFF MULVIHILL , Associated Press

Gov't report: More than 12M signed up for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says more than 12 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, even as the Republican-led Congress debates its repeal.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive violent crime-fighting strategies of the 1990s that focused on sending certain gun crimes to federal court, where they carry longer sentences in far-away prisons, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER