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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. | Video

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked

NEW YORK Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat to its existence.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 24 2017

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit

North Dakotans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon after Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation lifting restrictions, a victory for gun rights advocates that came a week after South Dakota's governor vetoed a similar bill.

Mar 24 2017

Armed burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas sends panic through casino: media

The Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was put on lockdown early on Saturday after an armed burglary of a high-end jewelry store sent panicked guests and gamblers running for the exits, local media reported and police said.

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Louisiana deputy marshal convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

MARKSVILLE, LA A Louisiana jury convicted a deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter on Friday in the killing of a 6-year-old boy during a volley of gunfire after chasing his father's car in 2015.

Mar 24 2017

Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for 'bathroom bill'

AUSTIN, Texas The Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives said on Friday a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people would face a tough time in the chamber, where there are worries of an economic hit to the state if it became law.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 24 2017

U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

CHICAGO A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.

World, United Nations Mar 24 2017

Judge finds UPS liable to New York over cigarette shipments

NEW YORK A federal judge on Friday held United Parcel Service Inc liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes.

Mar 24 2017

Nearly half of Americans say Republican healthcare reform 'not an improvement': Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Nearly half of American adults said the Republican healthcare reform measure is "not an improvement" over Obamacare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

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