Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare."

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

  • Written by By DESMOND BUTLER and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

BEIJING (AP) — More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

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  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 73, with several others in critical condition, officials said.

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  • Written by By RIAZ KHAN , Associated Press

5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and REGINA GARCIA CANO , Associated Press