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Medicare for all legislation has thorny issues

Mar. 25, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation from White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a...

The Latest: O'Rourke gives a nod to Sanders

Mar. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): 11:50 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's glad Bernie Sanders is also running and that the country "owes so much" to the Vermont senator for his persistence and leadership to move the country closer to embracing universal...

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Mar. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments...

Massive growth spurt keyed Clarke's rise at Gonzaga

Mar. 23, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summers meant shopping for new clothes and shoes during Brandon Clarke's high school years. Now a 6-foot-8 shot-blocking force for top-seeded Gonzaga, Clarke went through a growth spurt over a four-year period that had his parents blowing through money for new duds and kicks. "I...

Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US

Mar. 22, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for "Dreamers" flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said. Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, who immigrated illegally to the U.S. as a child, was...

Inspectors: Hospital makes fixes after botched colonoscopy

Mar. 22, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City area hospital has passed a follow-up inspection after Missouri inspectors found that its staff failed to properly respond to an 83-year-old woman who died one day after undergoing a routine colonoscopy. The Kansas City Star reports that Cass Regional Medical Center...

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Mar. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon. The Treasury Department said the sanctions target 31 Iranian scientists, technicians and companies affiliated with Iran's...

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

Mar. 21, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita marina porpoises. The Environment Department promised to provide social programs and jobs for fishing communities...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames media for his McCain rant

Mar. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering a distorted account of John McCain's actions in the Russia investigation and trying to blame the media for making him talk about the late senator, despite plain-as-day evidence that he's assailing McCain without any prodding. On a recent tear against...

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

Mar. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long time there's no clear-cut favorite to win the women's championship. There are a half-dozen teams, including defending champion Notre Dame, that could be cutting down the nets in Florida on April 7. Last year, the Irish needed last-second shots by Arike...