GOP plan less generous than Obamacare for older Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans hate "Obamacare," so House GOP leaders freak out whenever their health care bill is compared to President Barack Obama's law. But one reason some conservatives are branding the bill "Obamacare Lite" comes down to the tax credits to help consumers buy insurance.


  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

Mattis to meet with military leaders on nude photo sharing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon chief will meet his military and civilian leaders in coming days about reports that nude photos of female service members are being secretly posted online without their permission.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Trump transition knew Flynn might register as foreign agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump's transition team before the inauguration that Flynn might need to register with the government as a foreign agent, but Trump was not aware of the possible move, the White House said Friday.

  • Written by CHAD DAY, STEPHEN BRAUN and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

House backs bill to deter lawsuits in business-friendly push

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Friday backed legislation that requires judges to sanction attorneys and other parties who file frivolous lawsuits in federal district court, a move that supporters said will protect individuals and businesses from unnecessary legal costs.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press