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Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

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  • Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal
    Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.

  • Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons
    Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.

  • New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult
    New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he pretended to be suicidal so he could be placed in the relative safety of a locked observation cell.

  • 'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61
    'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He as 61.

  • Police: Crash suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limit
    Police: Crash suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limit

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.

  • School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate
    School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.

  • S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags
    S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

    WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony.

  • Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker
    Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state's most famous Democrats — Bill and Hillary Clinton — from Little Rock's airport.

  • Rancor over development, crime shadow LA mayor's race
    Rancor over development, crime shadow LA mayor's race

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's toughest competitor in his campaign for a second term might not be another candidate.

  • Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment
    Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment

    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — It started with a murder, was followed by a botched trial and has ended with a small Nebraska county facing a $30 million judgment it can't possibly pay.

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