Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law, but encountered plenty of skeptical questions.
Storms ease in Texas, but runoff could mean more flooding
HOUSTON (AP) — Although the deadly thunderstorms that lashed much of Texas have tapered off, many cities were still in danger Thursday as the runoff kept pouring into rising rivers, and officials warned about the risk of more flooding.
Obama says TX, OK storms a reminder to prep for disasters
MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday the deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma should serve as a reminder of the need to make the nation more resilient to the impact of natural disasters, adding that climate change is affecting both the pace and intensity of storms.
Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.