Public, lawmakers testify on bill targeting labor unions

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hundreds of people flocked to Concord on Tuesday to testify, cheer and boo as they debated the merits of right-to-work legislation during the session's first public hearing on the topic.

  • Written by KATHLEEN RONAYNE , Associated Press

GOP anxiety is mounting over health care repeal initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican anxiety is mounting over voting to unravel the health care law without having an alternative in hand, fanned by words of encouragement from Donald Trump to a GOP senator who wants to simultaneously repeal and replace the statute.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Homeland Security pick faces questions on wall, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to use Tuesday's confirmation hearing for John Kelly, Donald Trump's choice to head the Homeland Security Department, to raise questions about the president-elect's plans to build a border wall and take other steps to boost immigration security.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

Roof's fate soon will rest in hands of 12 federal jurors

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The assault on Emanuel AME Church left a total of 12 victims: Nine who were killed that June night and three who survived the hail of bullets in the basement of the beautiful, historic structure in downtown Charleston.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD , Associated Press