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  • In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack Obama's statute, there's fresh evidence GOP voters are adamant that the party achieve its long-promised goal of dismantling that law. This includes conservative firebrand Roy Moore forcing a GOP primary runoff against Sen. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, told Iowa...

  • For years, locals knew the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which has 58 taxis for its population of 6,200— one for every 107 residents. Bethel voters lifted a decadeslong ban on alcohol sales several years ago, but the town's first liquor store in more than four decades opened just last year and closes by 7 p.m.. Taxi drivers, mostly from South Korea...

  • *Trump endorses bill, but it is unclear it can pass Senate. President Donald Trump, who has expressed frustration at the Senate's failure thus far to pass legislation dismantling Obama's signature legislative achievement, said "47 or 48" Republicans back the bill, which needs 50 votes for passage in the 100- seat Senate, which his Republican Party controls 52-48..

  • *Trump endorses bill, but it is unclear it can pass Senate. President Donald Trump, who has expressed frustration at the Senate's failure thus far to pass legislation dismantling Obama's signature legislative achievement, said "47 or 48" Republicans back the bill, which needs 50 votes for passage in the 100- seat Senate, which his party controls 52-48..

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina

    Republicans need 22 more votes from among the 24 GOP senators representing states that would get less money under the latest Obamacare repeal bill.

  • President Donald Trump is offering strong support for the last-ditch GOP effort to repeal "Obamacare." Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana has a "very good chance. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intends to bring up a GOP health care bill on the Senate floor next week.

  • WASHINGTON— With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by Sept. 30 in the Senate or face the prospect of a Democratic filibuster.

  • Vice President Mike Pence

    A slew of health-care groups have announced their opposition to the Graham-Cassidy repeal-and-replace bill.

  • A staffer places a sign that says "Trumpcare Again?" with a "no" symbol over it, before a news conference with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    A group of 16 patient and provider groups, as well as the AARP are also opposed to the bill, which faces a Sept. 30 deadline for passage.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law:. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "Obamacare," with Senate leaders and President Donald Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation.

  • WASHINGTON— Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 19- London metals traded little changed on Tuesday as traders are awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Prices have been consolidating around $6,450 to $6,550 a tonne since falling to a four-week trough of $6,453 a tonne last week. *ShFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper finished up 0.8 percent at 50,730 yuan a tonne.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 19- London metals were steady on Tuesday as traders are awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Prices have been consolidating around $6,450 to $6,550 a tonne since falling to a four-week trough of $6,453 a tonne last week. *ShFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was up 0.9 percent at 50,790 yuan a tonne.

  • Louisiana and Texas each lost three rigs. Colorado, New Mexico and North Dakota each shed one. Alaska, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Alaska's largest newspaper for $1 million, saving the paper from folding this week. Judge Gary Spraker made his decision Monday after hearing hours of testimony over the financial liabilities of the Alaska Dispatch News. Former publisher Alice Rogoff bought the Anchorage Daily News for $34 million from The...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday approved the sale of Alaska's largest newspaper for $1 million, saving the paper from folding,. Judge Gary Spraker made his decision after hearing hours of testimony over the financial liabilities of the Alaska Dispatch News. The new owner of the Anchorage newspaper is the Binkley Co., a family owned firm in...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 9- Nick Chilelli had been driving his utility truck with a broken air conditioner for about 18 hours, all the way from Cincinnati, when his convoy got trapped behind a car wreck just outside Orlando, Florida, at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning. A far bigger threat to the electric grid than Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma threatens to knock out power to...

  • The best cities for retirement in states with no income tax

    There are seven states with no personal income taxes on wages, earnings or investment income.

  • *Deputy PM says hopes China will invest in new sea route. MOSCOW, Aug 29- Russia's state-controlled power company Rushydro may join a new aluminium smelter project which Rusal, the world's second-largest aluminium producer, plans to build in Siberia, the board chairman of Rushydro told Reuters. Rusal, ranked the world's No.2 producer after China's Hongqiao, is...

  • *Deputy PM says hopes China will invest in new sea route. MOSCOW, Aug 29- Russia's state-controlled power company Rushydro may join a new aluminum smelter project which Rusal, the world's second-largest aluminum producer, plans to build in Siberia, the board chairman of Rushydro told Reuters. Rusal, ranked the world's No.2 producer after China's Hongqiao, is...