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These senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push

By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent|

US to Syria: ‘Heavy price’ awaits any chemical weapons use

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay “a heavy price” if it follows through on what the U.S. says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack — warning of action that could pl...

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer|

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  • Automobile parts manufacturing

    Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

    DETROIT >> Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing out shrapnel. They’re responsible for at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries and have touched off the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. So far 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide...

    By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer|

  • Politics

    Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

    WASHINGTON >> Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation’s tax system? The GOP is supposed to be really good at cutting taxes. President George W. Bush cut taxes. So did President Ronald Reagan, though he also raised them. Why is President Donald Trump, who has promised the largest tax cut ever, having so much trouble accomplishing one of his main initiatives? Some questions and answers about why tax overhaul is...

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press|

  • Terrorism

    Europeans learn to live with — and adapt to — terror attacks

    PARIS >> The jihadis’ targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that’s just the past few months. The steady stream of attacks on centers of daily life have drawn pledges from Europeans not to let terrorists change how they live, but in ways large and small they already have. There is a heightened awareness and quicker reactions,...

    By LORI HINNANT Associated Press|

  • Treatment of prisoners

    Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

    SANAA, Yemen >> Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Daghr was obtained by The Associated Press. It said the investigation would focus on areas liberated...

    By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press|

  • Hiking

    Wet winter creates hazards for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

    LOS ANGELES >> Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California’s gargantuan winter finally caught up to her. While crossing a partly submerged log in Yosemite National Park, Sellsted was sucked under the tree and down the rushing creek. She gasped for air as the weight of her 55-pound backpack pushed her under the frigid water. No one was within miles as she was...

    By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Melania Trump keeps DC entry low key; Barron draws interest

    WASHINGTON >> Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasn’t been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom. Job One has been settling in 11-year-old son Barron — the first boy to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. more than 50 years ago. Even the small details of every recent Barron sighting have drawn...

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press|

  • Residential fires

    Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

    LONDON >> The scope of Britain’s fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about external cladding, fire doors and insulation around gas pipes. Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Some refused to leave. Camden Council said it decided to evacuate the buildings on the Chalcots Estate late...

    By SYLVIA HUI and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press|

  • Courts

    Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

    WASHINGTON >> The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement. To be sure, Kennedy has given no public sign that he...

    By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press|

  • Landslides and mudslides

    More than 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

    BEIJING >> More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) of road were buried in the...

    By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press|

  • Health care reform

    Can GOP health-care bill pass the Senate?

    WASHINGTON — Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he’ll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law through the Senate. “No one knows the Senate better that Senator McConnell,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom.” He said along with support from President Donald Trump,...

    By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press|

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