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House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it


WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose....

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge


WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London's Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV....

Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns


NEW YORK (AP) -- A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday....

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader then lost her job when her parents exposed her as white is struggling to make a living these days....

Deliberations to resume in Penn State ex-president's trial


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jurors in former Penn State president Graham Spanier's child endangerment case are preparing to resume their discussions after failing to reach a verdict over six hours....

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate


BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong."...

Lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for 9/11 get new life


NEW YORK (AP) -- For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11 and insurance companies tried unsuccessfully through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organizations there responsible for the terrorist attacks. Now that Congress has cleared the way, they're making a fresh effort....

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots


BANKS, Ore. (AP) -- This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area....

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism....

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of....