The Latest: Walker says he'd be OK without tuition cut

The Latest on Wisconsin state budget (all times local):

Democratic congressman has heart valve replacement procedure

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The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has undergone a heart procedure and will remain hospitalized for a few days.

Florida officer fired for using excessive force on teenager

A Florida police officer was fired after an internal review found he used excessive force on a 13-year-old boy who had been involved in a fight at a youth shelter.
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No link found between cancer and conditions at Guantanamo

A report by U.S. military health experts has found no link between several cases of cancer and environmental conditions in an area used for legal proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
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US: More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the U.S. dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March.
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Wisconsin lawyers hope to raise indigent defense pay rate

Wisconsin attorneys want to increase the rate lawyers are paid to take indigent cases.
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22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans are urging the president to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
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Walker says he'd be OK without UW tuition cut

Facing rejection of his proposed tuition cut for University of Wisconsin System students, Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday it would be a "great victory" to continue the current tuition freeze for two more years.
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Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place.
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Emirati man detained over terror fears sues Ohio hotel, cops

An Emirati man briefly detained at an Ohio hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was a terrorist has sued the hotel chain, police and others.

The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):
Republican candidate for Montana's only U.S. House seat, Greg Gianfort...

GOP candidate for US House charged with assaulting reporter

The Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election Thursday for Montana's sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground.
First lady Melania Trump arrives at the San Damaso courtyard ahead of...

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

To cover up or not to cover up?

GLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film

The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 percent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren't positive.

US jobless claims rose slightly to 234,000 last week

Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remained at historically low levels.

New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees

He has served a full-term as New York City mayor, but Bill de Blasio has never attended a New York Yankees game during his tenure. And he doesn't plan to break the streak now.
President Donald Trump is embraced by House Republican leaders as they came to the White House to celebrate the passage of the American Health Care Act, in Washington, May 4, 2017.

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan plans book for young people

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who became a national celebrity after speaking at last year's Democratic National Convention, has a book planned for young readers.

Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs.

US Senate votes to name courthouse after actor Fred Thompson

The U.S. Senate has voted to name Nashville's new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series "Law & Order."

Minnesota leaders plan another run at ending special session

Minnesota lawmakers planned to regroup Thursday to make another run at passing the major parts of a massive $46 billion budget after making scant headway the day before and missing a self-imposed deadline for finishing their work and going home for the year.
In this March 6, 2017 file photo, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte speaks to Republican delegates before a candidate forum in Helena, Mont.

GOP congressional candidate charged with assaulting reporter in Montana

The Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after witnesses told police that Greg Gianforte grabbed a reporter by the neck and slammed him to the ground the night before voting in the nationally watched special election.

Texas approves feral hog hunting by hot air balloon

Texas lawmakers have approved the hunting of feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons.