Senators hit obstacles, weigh health bill options

In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., accompanied by the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. In closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law. They would substitute their own tax credits, ease coverage requirements and cut the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled that Obama enlarged. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the Republican health care bill?

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

In this June 11, 2015, file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration in Cordova, Md. An appeals court has struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners to register drones used for recreation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft.

Use caution buying or selling with online classifieds

As spring cleaning season comes to an end, many are looking to declutter or freshen up with something new. Whether it’s a new grill for the summer, unique antiques or even a home to rent, many people are looking for a good deal. That’s why a lot of people look to post or respond to ads on mobile marketplace sites and apps such as social media sites, Craigslist, eBay Classifieds and others.

Signs of oil boomlet in N.D. after pipeline finished

In this Dec. 19, 2014, file photo, oil pump jacks work in unison in Williston, N.D. In the heart of North Dakota's oil patch, there are hundreds of more jobs than takers. No longer is it easy to find a hotel room or a table at a restaurant. More than two years after the state's unprecedented oil bonanza fizzled, North Dakota is experiencing a sort of boomlet with an increase in drilling that has brought oil production back up to more than 1 million barrels daily. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — There are hundreds more jobs than takers in the heart of North Dakota’s oil patch. Finding a hotel room, parking space or table at a restaurant is no longer easy.

N.Y. eyes ‘textalyzer’ to combat distracted driving

In this Wednesday, May 10, 2017 photo, Ben Lieberman talks on the phone with his wife at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. After his 19-year-old son, Evan, was killed in a car crash in which the driver of the vehicle he was riding in was texting behind the wheel, Liberman has been working on a proposal that would allow police at accident scenes in New York to immediately examine drivers' cellphones with a device to determine if they'd been tapping, swiping or clicking. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the cellphone records showing the driver of the car his son was in had been texting behind the wheel.


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