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AP Top U.S. News at 9:47 p.m. EDT

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions....

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured....

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians
DETROIT (AP) -- A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq....

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral
WYOMING, Ohio (AP) -- Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music....

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide - two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast....

Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case....

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing
DETROIT (AP) -- Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travelers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers....

400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday....

Police: Video shows no one left home hours before shooting
SEATTLE (AP) -- Surveillance video released Thursday from the hallway outside Charleena Lyles' apartment shows that she never left her home and no one entered in the 24 hours before Sunday's police shooting that left the pregnant mother dead, Seattle police said....

Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A deputy's bullet that was fired at a charging pit bull apparently ricocheted off the ground and hit and killed a 17-year-old boy who had been helping to restrain the dog, authorities said Thursday....

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