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Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security are finalizing criteria that visitors from six mostly Muslim must meet to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban....



Russia probe boosts bill to crack down on shell corporations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bipartisan legislation to limit the influence of so-called shell corporations in the U.S. could get a boost as Congress probes the ways that Russia influenced last year's election....



US to seek more security on international flights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports....



GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise....



Aides say Hawaii senator's surgery successful
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aides to Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who is being treated for kidney cancer, say surgery to remove a lesion on her rib went well....



Trump says 'oui' to French leader's Bastille Day invitation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump has accepted the French president's invitation to visit for Bastille Day....



Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated....



Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday....



GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees have soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects....



The Latest: AFL-CIO pushing to kill Senate bill outright
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):...