Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

The White House is working on a plan that could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to people buying individual and small business coverage. But the bill for this might be paid by the sick.

  • Written by By TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer

How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage interest deduction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each year, taxpayers subsidize America's homeowners by roughly $70 billion, with the benefits flowing disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Spain's PM demands clarity from Catalonia on independence

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded Wednesday that the leader of Catalonia clarify whether he has declared the region's independence, issuing a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind Catalan autonomy if he has.

  • Written by By CIARAN GILES , Associated Press

AP-NORC Poll: Most say Trump making NKorea situation worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse. Less than one in 10 think Trump's comments are making it better.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press

Teen detained after crossing border fights to have abortion

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S. and state officials.

  • Written by By NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press