07.26.20173:53 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Where the Senate Republican effort to demolish the Obama health care law ends up is anyone's guess, but early indications are the GOP will have a hard time replacing that statute with any sweeping changes.Senators planned to vote Wednesday on a Republican amendment repealing much of President Barack Obama's law and giving Congress two years to concoct a replacement. A combination of solid Democratic opposition and Republicans unwilling to tear down the law without a replacement in hand were expected to defeat that plan.
07.26.20174:33 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena.The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue negotiating about setting up an interview with the panel, according to Taylor Foy, a spokesman for Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Judiciary Committee chairman. The committee also removed Donald Trump Jr. from the list of witnesses scheduled for Wednesday's public hearing.
07.26.20175:55 AM ET
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT'S NEXT FOR GOP HEALTH CARE BILL
07.26.20174:10 AM ET
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there.Ikrema Sabri, the head of the Supreme Islamic Committee, said that even after Israel removed metal detectors at the site more steps were required. He said mass prayer protests would continue until the gates of the compound were opened, metal railings and an iron bridge removed and newly installed cameras taken down. He said a lawyer working on behalf of the Muslim administration of the holy site will be in touch with Israeli police to make the demands.
07.26.20173:43 AM ET
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group.David Taylor, a 25-year-old former Florida resident, had kept his plans to join the Kurdish group a secret from his family and only told a high school friend, whom he swore to secrecy. Taylor's father said Tuesday that he didn't even know of his son's plans until after he had arrived in Syria last spring and was training with the group known as YPG.
07.26.20172:48 AM ET
The two-a-day football practices that coaches once used to toughen up their teams and cram for the start of the season are going the way of tear-away jerseys and the wishbone formation.As part of its efforts to increase safety, the NCAA approved a plan this year that prevents teams from holding multiple practices with contact in a single day.
07.26.20172:59 AM ET
CHICAGO (AP) — Restoring Penn State's reputation and returning its star near the top of the college football galaxy once again should have earned James Franklin some long-term job security. The fourth-year coach isn't taking any chances.Expectations are high in Happy Valley after the Nittany Lions went 11-3, won the Big Ten title and turned up in the Rose Bowl last season. That performance, coupled with the return of Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley — one of the best returning quarterback-running back tandems in the land — has Nittany Lions fans talking about a Top-10 or even Top-5 spot in the preseason ranking.
07.26.20174:20 AM ET
SEATTLE (AP) — Guillermo Heredia provided the early punch with a home run, then turned an extra 90 feet into the winning run for the Seattle Mariners some four hours later.Heredia went from first to third on a wild pitch and then came home when Jean Segura rolled an RBI single up the middle with two outs in the 13th inning to cap a two-run rally and give the Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in a game that ended early Wednesday morning.
07.26.201712:01 AM ET
CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a debilitating brain disease that can cause a range of symptoms including memory loss.
07.26.20173:35 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor wasn't even in the Los Angeles Dodgers' plans when the season started. Now they've got to wonder where they'd be without him.Taylor continued his torrid hitting Tuesday with two run-scoring doubles as the Dodgers became baseball's first team to reach the 70-win mark with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.