Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul


WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties


WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul.

  • Written by By TAMI ABDOLLAH and STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting.

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  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks "the instincts" of a law enforcement officer and can't easily see herself carrying a gun in class.

  • Written by By CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press