Witness: Suspect gathered co-workers, then started shooting

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers together by saying "come with me, I want to say something to everybody." Without another word, he opened fire.

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  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, Associated Press, ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Judge won't throw out ruling explaining Arpaio's conviction


PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman's request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained her reasoning in finding him guilty of a crime.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego


SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press