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Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

Nov. 14, 2018 8:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda. With current...

Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules

Nov. 13, 2018 9:57 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. But Kahala Nui told residents in a memorandum this week that those in its assisted living and nursing center may not do so....

Kentucky abortion fight aimed at second-trimester procedure

Nov. 13, 2018 5:06 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic opened their latest legal fight Tuesday, this time over a lawsuit challenging a new state law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. Anti-abortion activists gathered...

Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

Nov. 12, 2018 2:33 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A recently defeated Republican congressman is blaming the Democratic House takeover on the late Republican Sen. John McCain's vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act. First-term Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis argued in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece first published Sunday...

The Latest: Military vet Ojeda announces US presidential run

Nov. 12, 2018 12:58 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on West Virginia state Sen. Richard Ojeda's announcement to seek the U.S. presidency (all times local): 1 p.m. Retired Army paratrooper Richard Ojeda chose Veterans Day to unveil his bid for the presidency in 2020. The Democratic state senator from West Virginia made the...

UK drops deal that used data from doctors to find migrants

Nov. 12, 2018 11:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Health Service said Monday that it has pulled out of a contentious agreement that gave government officials access to confidential patient data to help track down people suspected of breaking immigration laws. Some doctors and lawmakers objected to the data-sharing, saying...

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

Nov. 11, 2018 3:13 PM EST

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While...

Kentucky abortion battle shifts to second-trimester ban

Nov. 8, 2018 6:51 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's protracted legal fight over abortion is entering a new round involving the same combatants, but this time they'll be arguing over a second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. Lawyers for Kentucky's only abortion clinic will argue in federal court next week that a new...

Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

Nov. 8, 2018 5:47 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A group that supports abortion rights on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions, a practice that allows women in rural areas to get abortion pills without an in-office consultation in a city clinic. The Center for Reproductive Rights contends the...

Health insurers riding postelection wave

Nov. 8, 2018 8:42 AM EST

Health insurers are extending their postelection streak before the opening bell thanks to several ballot initiatives and the increased chance that a divided Congress that may not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Shares of Centene Corp., WellCare Health Plans Inc. and Humana Inc., up between 7 percent and 9 percent...