GOP leader says he'll rework health bill, but offers Plan B


GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But he's also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder.

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  • Written by By BRUCE SCHREINER and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

German host tells G-20 leaders they must reach compromises


HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers Friday that millions of people are hoping they can help solve the world's problems, and warned them that they must be prepared to make compromises.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

Trump on Russian meddling: 'Nobody really knows for sure'


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ahead of a crucial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump stopped short Thursday of condemning Moscow for meddling in the U.S. presidential election — and refused to say if he would raise the issue when the leaders go behind closed doors.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

German police clash with protesters before G-20 summit


HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects.

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  • Written by By DAVID RISING , Associated Press

Major IS counterattack in Mosul pushes back Iraqi forces


MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A major Islamic State group counterattack Friday along the northern edge of Mosul's Old City neighborhood has pushed Iraqi Army forces back some 75 meters (82 yards) and is threatening recent gains in other Old City fronts, an Iraqi military officer said.

  • Written by By SUSANNAH GEORGE , Associated Press