New Jersey's Rodney Frelinghuysen was the latest Republican to defect from the party's effort to overhaul Obamacare. As Paul Ryan reportedly visited the president to tell him the bill did not have enough support, the White House said the vote was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT.
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North Korea crimes to be documented for prosecution someday: U.N.
The United Nations' top human rights body agreed on Friday to widen its investigation into widespread violations in North Korea with a view to documenting alleged crimes against humanity for future prosecution.
U.S. sanctions 30 firms, individuals for aiding Iran, North Korea arms programs
The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said on Friday.
Syria's Ja'afari says U.S. action on Raqqa would be illegitimate
A U.S.- or Turkish-backed attack on Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa would be illegitimate unless coordinated with President Bashar al-Assad's government, the Syrian chief negotiator at peace talks in Geneva said on Friday.
PPG chief snubbed by Akzo during Netherlands visit
A team of executives from U.S. paint maker PPG left the Netherlands on Friday without meeting their counterparts at Akzo Nobel during a two-day charm offensive to win support for their proposed takeover of their Dutch rival.
Putin hosts French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin
President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France's presidential election.
Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls rush hour; minor injuries
A slow-moving Amtrak Acela train derailed then sideswiped a New Jersey commuter rain train on Friday, injuring several people and stranding hundreds of others, according to rail officials and witnesses at the scene.
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