McConnell: Debate over nation's health care will continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partisan battle over the country's health care system will "certainly continue," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. But he stopped short of saying whether the chamber will vote on the latest Republican plan repealing the Obama health care law, which seems virtually certain to be rejected.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

GOP, White House eye deep cuts to corporate tax rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed.

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  • Written by By BEN FOX , Associated Press

Trump's new travel ban: Third time the charm?


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration spent months hashing out new travel restrictions on more than a half-dozen countries, determined to avoid the chaos that accompanied President Donald Trump's first travel ban. But critics say it's a mystery why some countries are included and they believe Venezuela and North Korea were added to provide legal and political cover for what they say remains a "Muslim ban."

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press