GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure's fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.
Tighter rules taking effect on travel to US from 6 nations
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of wrangling, tighter restrictions on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim nations take effect Thursday evening after the Supreme Court gave its go-ahead for a limited version of President Donald Trump's plans for a ban. Visa applicants from the six countries — and all refugees — will need to show close family or business ties to the United States.
Trump mocks TV host: 'bleeding badly from a face-lift'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the brains, looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching. His latest crude broadside against a woman's appearance set off a storm of protest from Republicans and Democrats alike.
Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault charges
VATICAN CITY (AP) â Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, took a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial chief Thursday to fight criminal charges in his native Australia that alleged he committed sexual assault years ago.
In Mosul, Iraqi forces take landmark mosque blown up by IS
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces on Thursday captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic State group — a hugely symbolic site from where the top IS leader declared an Islamic "caliphate" nearly three years ago.