GOP health plan for pre-existing conditions spawns worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns.

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

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA and ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

Manafort-linked lobbying firm registers as foreign agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of Paul Manafort's firm registered Friday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent — the same day a spokesman for Manafort backed off his previous statement that Manafort had decided to register.

  • Written by JEFF HORWITZ, CHAD DAY and STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press