Joyful House Republicans vote to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Officer who fatally shot teen had once been suspended

DALLAS (AP) — Records show that a white Texas police officer who was fired for fatally shooting a black teenager was briefly suspended in 2013 following a complaint about his conduct while serving as a witness in a drunken-driving case.

  • Written by CLAUDIA LAUER and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press

Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft

MOSCOW (AP) — The "de-escalation zones" to be established in Syria will be closed to military aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition, the Russian official who signed the new agreement said Friday.

  • Written by LYNN BERRY , Associated Press

Iraq, US in talks to keep American troop presence after IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in talks with the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group in the country is concluded, according to a U.S. official and an official from the Iraqi government.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRADLEY KLAPPER , Associated Press

Delta apologizes after California family booted from flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delta Air Lines is offering refunds and compensation to a California family that says they were forced off a plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their seats on a crowded flight.

  • Written by DAVID KOENIG and CHRISTOPHER WEBER , AP Airlines Writer