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

White House meeting on Saudi underscores kingdom's influence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House indicated Wednesday that Saudi Arabia will remain a close consultant to President Donald Trump on security and economic challenges in the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press