Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Judge won't throw out ruling explaining Arpaio's conviction


PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman's request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained her reasoning in finding him guilty of a crime.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego


SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria


RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition.

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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa


BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press