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Sen. Collins likely against GOP health bill in latest blow
(AP Photo - Robert F. Bukaty)
By ALAN FRAM
From Associated Press
September 24, 2017 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door Sunday to supporting the last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party's drive to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread.

PLAIN CITY, Ohio (AP) — Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she'd never terminate a pregnancy.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure.

NEW YORK (AP) — A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned. He hasn't always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Sen. Bill Cassidy will defend the Republican "Obamacare" repeal bill before a Senate panel on Monday.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's former director of disease control testified Friday that she believed a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area was related to a switch in the city's water supply.

CHICAGO (AP) — Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 children in New Hampshire's largest city have witnessed an adult overdose in their home since 2016.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None of them have really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan health official testified Thursday that he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Thursday she isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass, as she faced tough questions from Iowa constituents about the political drive for the measure.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to end the Obama-era health overhaul and replace it with a new law (all times local): 3:50 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump says she experienced postpartum depression after the births of each of her three children. Trump, in an interview for "The Dr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that challenges a Maine restriction common across most of the U.S.

Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host.