GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press