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Democrats see opening in Trump's push to quash 'Obamacare'

Mar. 26, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

FAA to revamp aircraft construction oversight, official says

Mar. 26, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to significantly revamp its oversight of airplane construction this summer after questions were raised about how it manages inspections done by the industry, according to testimony prepared for a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The testimony by Calvin Scovel...

Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money

Mar. 26, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was responding to an Al Jazeera documentary that reported...

Election observers call still-partial Thai vote count flawed

Mar. 26, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A group of international observers criticized vote counting in Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying Tuesday that the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed" though it had no reason to believe the issues affected overall results. The Asian Network...

Exercise band maker: Harry Reid to blame for own injuries

Mar. 26, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for elastic exercise band maker TheraBand blamed former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday for his own serious injuries, including blindness in his right eye, suffered when he says his grip slipped and he fell while using a flexible device on New Year's Day 2015. With the former...

Biden rips 'white man's culture,' regrets Anita Hill hearing

Mar. 26, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" Tuesday night as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a...

County bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

Mar. 26, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem. "It's an...

The Latest: House unable to override Trump veto on border

Mar. 26, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Democratic-led House has failed to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border....

Democrats, Muslim lawmaker decry opening prayer as divisive

Mar. 26, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first female Muslim member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Tuesday she was offended by a colleague's decision to open a voting session with a prayer a day earlier that "at the name of Jesus every knee will bow." Democratic Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell of...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 26, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW? The Justice Department says that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated"...