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Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions....



Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood....



Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege of a southern Philippine city is believed to have been killed as the local jihadis aligned with the Islamic State group become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, the military chief said Friday....



Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university....



No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy....



'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star....



Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians
DETROIT (AP) -- A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq....



Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehavior
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said....



Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide - two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast....



76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft
NEW YORK (AP) -- Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night....