CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Sydney Wiese joked that when she was first recruited by Oregon State, she didn't even know where Corvallis was. Four years later, Wiese and her fellow seniors are wrapping up a historic run that has seen the Beavers' status rise not only in the Pac-12 but also in the nation. "I think we just saw a vision, bottom line. We saw what this place could be," Gabby Hanson said.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top House Republicans hunting votes for their health care overhaul are proposing amendments aimed at providing more help for older people, curbing Medicaid and accelerating the repeal of some tax increases. The bill would let people deduct more medical costs from taxes. It would repeal many tax increases boosted by President Barack Obama's 2010 statute this year instead of 2018. Older and disabled Medicaid recipients would get more generous benefits.
TRUMP-RUSSIA UPDATE: Hearings to begin on alleged Russian election hacking; Trump comments WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey and NSA director Michael Rogers are expected to testify today at a hearing on Capitol Hill about Russian interference into the U.S. presidential election. Also of interest to the House Intelligence Committee are President Donald Trump's claims that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the plan to replace Barack Obama's health law unless significant changes were made.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, faces a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump's budget proposal, drawing protests from congressional Republicans and Democrats. The exact size of the cut is unknown, but White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the government "can't spend money on programs just because they sound good -- and great." "Meals on Wheels sounds great.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Republican health care plan backed by President Donald Trump provides billions of dollars in tax cuts for wealthy families and insurance companies, but it hits older Americans hard with higher insurance premiums and smaller tax credits.