Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents


WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Germany's Merkel faces tricky task to build government


BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was embarking Monday on a complicated quest to form a new government for Europe's biggest economy and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.


  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Search teams were still digging in dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings in Mexico City, where the death toll from the Sept. 19 earthquake rose to 186, and 324 nationwide.

  • Written by By MARIA VERZA , Associated Press