House panel votes to repeal health law's medical device tax

06/02/2015 03:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. 
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Cops: Pennsylvania man ran fake DUI checkpoint while drunk
06/02/2015 12:28 PM EDT - SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man who set up a drunken-driving checkpoint complete with road flares while pretending to be a Pennsylvania state trooper was drunk. Full Story

Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation
06/02/2015 04:08 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the Full Story

On sale soon: Souvenirs for pope's visit to Philadelphia
06/01/2015 04:08 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Keychains, rosaries, T-shirts and even a miniature plush doll of Pope Francis will be among the souvenirs for sale to commemorate the pontiff's upcoming trip to Philadelphia. Full Story

Gannett buys El Paso Times, 6 New Mexico papers
06/01/2015 02:12 PM EDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gannett Co., Inc. has purchased 11 media organizations from Digital First Media 11, including the remaining majority interest in the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, Gannett announced Monday. Full Story