What the budget analysts say about GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican bill to replace major portions of Barack Obama's health care law would leave 24 million additional people uninsured over the next decade, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office. A look at what the CBO said Monday about the House GOP plan that's backed by President Donald Trump:

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Graphic shows Congressional Budget Office estimates of uninsured under the Affordable Care Act and Republican alternative


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Justice Dept. asks for more time on wiretapping evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Monday deadline, the Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time to provide evidence backing up President Donald Trump's unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election. The request came as the White House appeared to soften Trump's explosive allegation.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Key members of Trump's circle under scrutiny for Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration remains under scrutiny over potential ties between his associates and Russia in the run-up to the presidential election. Trump has denied knowing that any of his staff had communications with Russian officials during the campaign. But congressional probes are underway, and the FBI is investigating.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Report accuses Syria of 'slaughter' of people trapped by war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government committed "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights group.

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FILE -- This file image provided on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo 24 news, shows damaged trucks carrying aid, in Aleppo, Syria. A new report by Physicians for Human Rights accuses the Syrian government of "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, which it calls a war crime. (Aleppo 24 news via AP, File)


 

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Snowstorm clobbers the Northeast after weeks of mild weather

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm pounded the Northeast with more than a foot of snow in places Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a remarkably mild February had lulled people into thinking the worst of winter was over.

  • Written by DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press