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Winners and losers in House Republican health plan
WASHINGTON — The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn’t do so well. The measure would have repealed major parts of Obama’s health law, capping future funding for Medicaid and c...
By Stephen Ohlemacher The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise
WASHINGTON — With the failure Friday of Republican health care legislation, President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to replace so-called Obamacare “immediately” has been broken. That promise stands at odds with his statement that “I never said repeal it and replace it within 64 days. I ...
By Calvin Woodward The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump’s young presidency perilously adrift
WASHINGTON — Just two months in, Donald Trump’s presidency is perilously adrift. His first major foray into legislating imploded Friday when House Republicans abandoned a White House-backed health care bill, resisting days of cajoling and arm-twisting from Trump himself. Aides who had confide...
By Julie Pace The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case
NEW YORK — Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an Israeli J...
By Rachel Zoll The Associated Press FULL STORY
California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards
RIVERSIDE — California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state’s tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025. The state Air Resources Board voted unanimously at a meeting in Riverside to continue with the standards for 2022 to 2025 after reaching a conclusion similar to one by the U.S...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California may free 9,500 inmates in 4 years under new rules
SACRAMENTO — Corrections officials announced new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that are projected to trim California’s prison population by 9,500 inmates over four years. They include steps like reducing inmates’ sentences up to six months for earning a college degree and by up to a mon...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers
WASHINGTON — Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California Sen. Kamala Harris, Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Rhode Island Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse all said they believe the Denv...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump supporters disrupt California attorney general event
ONTARIO — Supporters of President Donald Trump disrupted a Southern California appearance by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat who supports legal challenges to the president’s travel ban order and targeting of so-called sanctuary cities. The San Bernardino Sun reports that Trum...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California unemployment rate dipped to 5 percent in February
SACRAMENTO — California’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in February as the state’s employers added 22,900 nonfarm payroll jobs. The state Employment Development Department said Friday that last month’s rate was a drop from a revised 5.2 percent in January. In February 2016, the unemp...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S.-aided fighters face little resistance in Syrian operation
WASHINGTON — Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters have encountered light resistance in northern Syria after U.S. pilots airlifted them into combat, an American officer said Friday, suggesting the operation caught Islamic State militants by surprise. The airlift was the first of its kind in Syria, des...
By Robert Bruns The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe of the Kremlin’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election. The ...
By Eileen Sullivan and Chad Day The Associated Press FULL STORY
London attacker cheerful, joking evening before deadly rampage
BIRMINGHAM, England — Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper. At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, well before he stabbed a police officer to death Wednesd...
By Paisley Dodds and Lori Hinnant The Associated Press FULL STORY
Luxembourg leader urges Trump to value EU relations more
ROME — The leader of European Union founding nation Luxembourg warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that if he turns a cold shoulder on the EU it will be “a lose-lose situation” for both sides of the Atlantic. Trump over the past months has angered EU leaders with his public support ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia’s ability to sway the outcome of the vote. Embracing Le Pen is part of Russia’s ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you think San Mateo County cities should do more to ensure there are sufficient and affordable child care spaces?

Yes, there are not enough affordable spaces
Encouraging more spaces would bring cost down
There should be subsidies for those making lower incomes
No, let the market dictate the available spaces
Employers should do more to provide child care spaces
Don't know


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