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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’

BY ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law,...

Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false...

[Updated] A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide

BY KEVIN McGILL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday,...

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

BY DAKE KANG WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in...

Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby’s trial refused to convict

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian,...

Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

BY COLLEEN SLEVIN DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or...

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

BY DAVID KOENIG DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July...

Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where’s the hammock?

BY EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock? A new poll about summer travel finds that the No. 1 thing...

James Blake agrees not to sue NYC in exchange for fellowship

BY COLLEEN LONG NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star James Blake has agreed to drop his right to sue New York after he was...

Milwaukee jurors acquit ex-cop in killing of black man

BY IVAN MORENO MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a...

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Red snapper season extended to September

For the first time since 2013, federal officials have agreed to extend the federal red snapper season, adding 39 days. The newly lengthened recreational...

Cosby tweets thanks, defense demands mistrial over impasse

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual...

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

BY DAKE KANG and DAN SEWELL WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home...

Judge faces legal quagmire in teen texting suicide trial

BY DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing...