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Hospitals sue over new national liver transplant policy

Apr. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hospitals and patients have sued to block a new nationwide liver transplant policy that they say will waste viable livers, lead to fewer transplants and likely cause deaths. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the United Network for Organ Sharing hastily adopted the new...

Barr says 'I think spying did occur' against Trump campaign

Apr. 10, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr's independence is...

Kansas Guard captain resigns over concern about suicides

Apr. 9, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas National Guard captain has submitted her resignation out of frustration over what she perceived as a lack of concern by guard leadership after a series of people associated with the Guard took their own lives in recent months. Capt. Tara Fields, a behavioral health officer,...

Big Tech feels the heat as US moves to protect consumer data

Apr. 8, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and make money off people's personal data. A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their...

Officials seek to attract grocery stores to 'food deserts'

Apr. 1, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reflecting national concerns over "food deserts," federal and state lawmakers on Monday called for legislation to help people in low-income neighborhoods get better access to fresh vegetables and other healthy foods. The officials discussed food insecurity at a town-hall-style meeting...

Imposter scams bilking consumers of millions

Mar. 16, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The distraught voice on the phone didn't sound like her grandson. But the man who called 80-year-old Elfriede Flavin claiming to be her grandson's attorney explained why: Her grandson had broken his nose in a car accident that also landed him in a Tennessee jail. He needed $10,000...

Senate slaps down Trump border emergency; Republicans defect

Mar. 14, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in...

12 GOP senators join Dems to block Trump border declaration

Mar. 14, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Republican senators sided with Democrats Thursday and voted to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency on the southwest border. Trump has vowed to veto the Democratic measure, which the House passed last month in a bid to stymie Trump's efforts to spend billions...

Kansas senators split on supporting Trump on border security

Mar. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators have split over supporting President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sen. Jerry Moran was among 12 Republican senators joining Democrats in passing a resolution that would terminate Trump's declaration on a 59-41...

Senate votes to end support for Saudi war in Yemen

Mar. 13, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a...