The Latest: Trump assures NRA he'll support gun rights

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Latest on the NRA's annual convention (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his support for gun rights, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Trump is the first sitting president to address the group's annual convention in more than 30 years.

Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

ATLANTA (AP) -- President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Trump, the first sitting president to address the group's annual convention in more than 30 years, assured the audience that he would defend their right to bear arms in a campaign-like speech reminiscent of his election rallies.

Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A simple question -- should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? -- could lead to major changes in the social safety net. The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents -- about 1 in 5 -- including an increasing number of working-age adults.

Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. It sounds like a simple question: Should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer provided health insurance? The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents -- about 1 in 5 -- including an increasing number of working-age adults.

The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) -- The Latest on Georgia's 6th Congressional District election. (all times local): 1 a.m. Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff will meet in a runoff for a greater Atlanta congressional seat with national implications. Ossoff harnessed opposition to President Donald Trump to lead an 18-candidate ballot in the typically conservative district. But he fell short of the majority needed to win outright. Handel finished second as the top Republican vote-getter.

Trump rallies Georgia Republicans ahead of special election

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is rallying voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to "get out and vote" Republican ahead of Tuesday's special election. In a tweet early Tuesday, Trump urged voters not to vote for Democrat Jon Ossoff for the House seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Trump says, "Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress.

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT PENCE'S MEETINGS WILL FOCUS ON The U.S. vice president assures Japan's prime minister "we are with you 100 percent" during a visit amid escalating tensions over North Korea as the crisis overshadows talks on economic issues. 2.

High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia congressional election is headed to a runoff that will ratchet up the already significant national attention -- and campaign cash -- on a race that poses an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, and Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, will meet in the June 20 runoff.

Anti-Trump sentiment, ad blitz motivate Georgia voters

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Republicans in Georgia's conservative 6th district don't agree which of their party's 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress. They're united on one thing: it won't be the Democrat trying for a massive upset fueled by anti-Trump sentiment and millions of dollars from around the country. "I don't care what party you're from," said Marty Aftewicz, a 66-year-old Republican voter from Marietta.

Republicans survive election scare, win Kansas House seat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Republicans survived an election scare on Tuesday and won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory, but the margin was much closer than expected in a district that had voted overwhelmingly for Trump in November. Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes, 60, will represent the Kansas 4th congressional district replacing Mike Pompeo, who Trump named as CIA director.

In Georgia race, Republicans battle as Democrat chases upset

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia special congressional campaign has become an internal conservative squabble, with a national conservative group blasting a Republican establishment favorite as a big-spending "career politician," while other GOP hopefuls argue over who's most loyal to President Donald Trump. It's enough to leave national Republicans nervous they could lose the traditionally conservative suburban Atlanta district where Trump underperformed, with any upset certain to embolden Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Repeal in doubt, what Trump alone can do on 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With prospects in doubt for repealing "Obamacare," some Republicans say the Trump administration can rewrite regulations and take other actions to undo much of the health care law on its own. Some of those moves could disrupt life for millions of people, many in states that the new president carried. And then there's the risk of court challenges.