How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that could be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime


MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light.

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  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's prime minister warned Brazil's president on Friday to curb deforestation in the Amazon or Norway will reduce its financial contribution to the project this year.

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  • Written by By JAN M. OLSEN , Associated Press

Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday.

  • Written by By RODNEY MUHUMUZA , Associated Press