'Fearless Girl' statue stares down Wall Street's iconic bull

NEW YORK (AP) — A new statue of a resolute young girl staring down Wall Street's famous Charging Bull was erected by a major asset managing firm for International Women's Day to make a point: There's a dearth of women on the boards of the largest U.S. corporations.

  • Written by VERENA DOBNIK , Associated Press

At least 31 dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala

SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — The death toll in a fire at a troubled youth shelter in Guatemala rose to 31 Thursday as a dozen more girls died at hospitals overnight and details began to emerge of a tragedy fueled by angry, neglected youths seeking to flee terrible conditions.

  • Written by JOSE LOPEZ and SONIA PEREZ D. , Associated Press

Industry groups oppose GOP health bill, Ryan seeks unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals, doctors and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive. Lawmakers cast Congress' initial votes on the legislation as House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal as "what good, conservative health care reform looks like."

 

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

GOP pushes health bill through panels in marathon sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined House Republicans won early victories Thursday on divisive legislation to undo former President Barack Obama's health care law, winning approval in key committees after marathon all-night sessions despite Democratic protests and intense opposition from doctors and consumer groups.

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