Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the "Dallas piggy bank" is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar


WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANEL , Associated Press