White House: Trump backs repeal-only health bill as 'option'


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressuring wavering senators to back a Republican bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law but is holding open a repeal-only option if Republicans can't reach agreement over the July 4 recess, Trump's top legislative aide says.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN, Associated Press

US ship sails near disputed island, raising China's hackles


WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer in the South China Sea sailed near a tiny island disputed by three Asian governments as part of an operation affirming the right to passage, a U.S. defense official said Sunday.

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  • Written by By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press

Rapper who performed at Little Rock club jailed in Alabama


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A rapper whose concert in Little Rock was the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured has been arrested on unrelated assault charges outside an Alabama club where he was performing just 24 hours later, and authorities said several firearms were recovered during the arrest.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY and KELLY P. KISSEL , Associated Press