U.S. News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/us U.S. News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:24:52 EDT Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:35:09 EDT 5 The Latest: Nevada parole board weighs OJ Simpson's release http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20170720/53283cfe-2861-41bd-98b4-9bd976f70f32 LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson's parole hearing (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Nevada parole board is heading into deliberations on whether to grant O.J. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:24:52 EDT 20170720/53283cfe-2861-41bd-98b4-9bd976f70f32 Associated Press O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20170720/1af0dd1d-ee71-4bb5-95b6-a01b8e06d9b9 LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, insisting — as he has all along — that he was only trying to retrieve mementos stolen from him and never meant to hurt anyone. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:06:05 EDT 20170720/1af0dd1d-ee71-4bb5-95b6-a01b8e06d9b9 By KEN RITTER Associated Press Texas Senate aiming to move divisive bills at breakneck pace http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20170720/b048f525-5312-46ef-b57d-de9747b89447 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate staged an unusual midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people before opponents have time to mobilize against them. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:48:42 EDT 20170720/b048f525-5312-46ef-b57d-de9747b89447 By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Damond family hires attorney from Castile case http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20170720/6bbe4a4b-b7d0-495a-afea-fb17784cb2b2 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also slain by a Minnesota police officer. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:33:15 EDT 20170720/6bbe4a4b-b7d0-495a-afea-fb17784cb2b2 By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20170720/b33cf528-6a58-4988-9807-58513b61d76c CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:08:36 EDT 20170720/b33cf528-6a58-4988-9807-58513b61d76c By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press