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Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill today to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama... Full story

 

Tester, Daines both schedule health care town halls

Havre Daily News staff It didn't take long after the Republicans in the Senate released their proposal — crafted behind closed doors — to overhaul health care regulations for both of Montana’s U.S. senators to announce town hall meetings with... Full story

 

Conagra recalling spaghetti and meatball products

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conagra is recalling more than 700,000 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products because they were misbranded and contain milk, an allergen that wasn’t listed on the label. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse...

 

Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press ALPINE, Utah — As Chairman of the House Governmental Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz was a determined investigator of the Obama administration and of Hillary Clinton's use of a pr...

 

BNSF appeals review of Washington coal terminal project

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — BNSF Railway has appealed an environmental review of a coal-export terminal in Washington state, arguing it miscalculated or overstated the risk of cancer for some residents. Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview has long wanted...

 

House repeal of 'Obamacare' hands hot potato to wary Senate

By ALAN FRAM and RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama’s health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey,...

 

Missouri breaks monument among designations under review by Interior Department

Havre Daily News staff The Interior Department said in a press release today it is starting the first-ever public comment period to look at whether to rescind executive orders presidents made to create national monuments, with the list of monuments u... Full story

 

House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal

By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON - Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama... Full story

 

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON - Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap... Full story

 

Senate GOP 'goes nuclear,' clearing way for Trump court pick

By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON - Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" in the Senate today, unilaterally rewriting the chamber's rules to allow President Donald Trump's... Full story

 

Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON - In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor today after it... Full story

 

Making Medicare make sense

From Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Q: Are Medicare Part B premiums increasing in 2017? A: Yes, but for most beneficiaries, not by very much. If your Part B premium is withheld from Social Security benefits, by law it can only increase by...

 

Outsider Trump wins stunning victory for president

JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON - Donald Trump claimed his place today as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who cap...

 

Election Results: Nov. 8, 2016

2:45 a.m. With the unofficial results all counted in Hill County, an 18-year-old candidate pulled off an upset. Democrat Jacob Bachmeier, who filed as a candidate in House District 28 last winter before graduating from Havre High School in the...

 

Annual US fall ritual of turning back clocks by 1 hour hits Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for the annual fall ritual of turning back your clocks by one hour, and relish that extra hour of sleep this weekend. Daylight saving time is ending and it’s back to standard time for most people in the United States....

 

New FBI inquiry reinjects Clinton emails into 2016 race

LISA LERER JILL COLVIN Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. — The FBI will investigate whether there is classified information in newly discovered emails related to its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server, reinjecting one of the most toxic...

 

Scientists in Europe downplay likely loss of Mars lander

BERLIN (AP) - Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare...

 

People warned of fake tax bill emails

From Internal Revenue Service PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners issued an alert Thursday to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to... Full story

 

Peppered with questions, Wells Fargo CEO seemed taken aback

WASHINGTON — Facing bipartisan outrage from a Senate panel over accusations of employee misconduct, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf appeared taken aback by the intensity of the verbal lashing. At a few points, he seemed flustered and stumbled a bit...

 

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