Germany to elect new president; Steinmeier the favorite

BERLIN (AP) — A German parliamentary assembly will elect the country's new president on Sunday, with a respected former foreign minister who last year called Donald Trump one of the world's "hate preachers" the overwhelming favorite to win.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

Trump administration weighs health insurance 'stabilization'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about the nearly 20 million people who buy their own health insurance policies, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are weighing how to stabilize a wobbly market, government and industry officials say.

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  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Families beg to close beach where 3 died as sand gave way

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of three people who died when the sand at a New Jersey beach gave way beneath their feet begged a judge to permanently close the beach, saying it's only a matter of time before someone else dies there.

  • Written by WAYNE PARRY , Associated Press

Fight on travel ban on hold; appeals court sides with states

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The legal fight over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations is on hold after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the order, unanimously rejecting the administration's claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.

  • Written by SUDHIN THANAWALA , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump selectively quotes from a legal blog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a legal argument in 140 characters is no easy task, and President Donald Trump may have confounded people Friday morning with his tweet about the appeals case that kept the borders open to people he wants banned. A look behind the tweet:

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press