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March 24, 2017 12:35 AM White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave 4

March 23, 2017 11:40 PM Police name British-born London attacker as death toll rises

LONDON -- The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. The death toll from Wednesday's attack on the heart of Britain's democracy 4

March 23, 2017 8:35 PM Police say man in Parliament attack wasn’t on terror radar

People observe a minutes silence at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s attack, at Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, March 23, 2017. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain’s Parliament. Mayor Sadiq Khan called 5

March 23, 2017 5:27 PM Duterte: I trust China won’t build on shoal

President Duterte on Thursday said he trusted China would not build anything on Panatag Shoal because he was given its “word of honor” and Beijing would not want to jeopardize a new friendship. “Let me tell you now, I was informed that they would not build anything on Panatag. Out of respect for our friendship, they will stop it. They will not touch 5

March 23, 2017 3:35 PM Pinoys in the US weigh in on Trump-Russia issue

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — “Hillary Clinton is the prime suspect in a massive far-reaching criminal investigation. Her current scandals and controversies will continue throughout her presidency, and will make it virtually impossible for her to govern or lead our country.” That was then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, making the case that Clinton 3

March 23, 2017 12:20 PM Thai agricultural company to invest $2B in PH: Duterte

A Thai agricultural company has pledged to invest $2 billion in the country in the next five years, President Duterte said on Thursday (March 23). The President announced the huge Thai investment plan shortly after arriving in Manila on Thursday morning from his visits to Thailand and Myanmar. Duterte earlier traveled to the two Asian neighbors to revitalize 4

March 23, 2017 12:02 PM New Alzheimer's test predicts age disease appears

31 genetic markers used to calculate any individual's yearly risk for onset (London Guardian) Scientists have developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk that can be used to predict the age at which a person will develop the disease. A high score on the test, which is based on 31 genetic markers, can translate to being diagnosed many years earlier 4

March 23, 2017 11:32 AM BC-AP News Digest 7 am

Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. The flag flies at half staff above The House of Lords following Wednesday's attack in London, Thursday March 23, 2017. On Wednesday a knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car into pedestrians before stabbing a police officer to death and then was fatally 5

March 23, 2017 10:41 AM U.K. Police Arrest 8 After Attack Outside Parliament

“Everyone was in various states of shock,” he said. “Looking at it in context, up and until the late ’70s, it was a frequent target of I.R.A. attacks.” “Without sounding too fatalistic,” he added, “there was an air of inevitability about some kind of incident like this happening eventually. Parliament is obviously an iconic British institution, everyone 5

March 23, 2017 9:22 AM NASA thanks Trump for signing Transition Authorization Act

The National Aeronautics Space Administration’s (NASA) space-exploration ambitions received a much-needed boost from US President Donald Trump after he signed the NASA Authorization Act of 2017 on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The bill, also known as S.442, grants the space agency a $19.5-billion budget, in hopes that NASA will reach Mars by 2033. This is the first 4