Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nation's health care system.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — After campaigning on repealing the health care law and voting to gut it, an Iowa Republican is cautioning constituents fearful of losing coverage that the House GOP replacement is just "a tweak of Obamacare" that would have gone further had he had his way.

  • Written by THOMAS BEAUMONT , Associated Press

US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel.

  • Written by LORNE COOK and JOHN LEICESTER , Associated Press

Philippine police make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States.

  • Written by MARTHA MENDOZA and JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press

US Treasury chief to brief key allies on Trump policies

BARI, Italy (AP) — Top finance officials from seven advanced economies have gathered to hear more about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies on taxation and trade as well as to look for ways to promote growth, combat terrorist financing and stop tax avoidance by major corporations.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH , AP Business Writers