UK Parliament to vote on expanded attacks on Islamic State

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron appealed to lawmakers Wednesday to authorize the British military to take part in airstrikes in Syria, insisting that Britain should help degrade and destroy the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

  • Written by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

Senate GOP health law repeal delivers wins to party's wings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said it was time to end "the pain and hurt" of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as they pushed Wednesday toward Senate passage of legislation dismantling that law and blocking Planned Parenthood's federal funds.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip


WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.

  • Written by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer