Clinton says in debate Sanders' healthcare promises 'cannot be kept'
By John Whitesides MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused rival Bernie Sanders in a debate on Thursday of misleading Americans about the costs and viability of his healthcare plan, saying he was making promises "that cannot be kept." In their sixth presidential debate, Clinton said Sanders' proposal for a single-payer, Medicare-for-all healthcare plan would mean dismantling Obamacare and triggering another intense political struggle. "You need to level with people about what they will have at the end of the process you are proposing," Clinton said. "That's a promise that cannot be kept." Sanders said he would not dismantle the healthcare plan known as Obamacare and was simply moving to provide what most industrialized countries have - healthcare coverage for all.
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South Korea, U.S. to discuss advanced missile defense system as early as next weekSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. officials will begin talks as early as next week on the deployment of an advanced missile defense system to the U.S. military in the South, a South Korean defense ministry official said on Friday. The South earlier this week announced it would initiate discussions on a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) unit after a long-range rocket launch by North Korea, which Seoul and Washington said violated U.N. Security Council resolutions. (Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Dean Yates)
NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting
NEW YORK (AP) ? A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.
At least 49 dead in Mexico prison riotAt least 49 inmates were killed in a Mexican prison brawl as rival groups fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in the overcrowded penitentiary, authorities said. Twelve others were injured during the "pitched battle" that lasted 30 to 40 minutes at the Topo Chico prison in the northern industrial city of Monterrey, said Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez. The fight erupted following a dispute over control of the prison between two rival members of the Zetas drug cartel, Rodriguez said.
Venezuela confirms 3 dead from Zika complicationsCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuela has confirmed the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country.
Mitchell's 22 lead No. 2 South Carolina to 86-71 win
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had her 13th double-double this season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory over No. 16 Florida on Thursday night.
Son: Gunman who killed deputies violent, abusive to family
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) ? Before he fired a shot at a sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a suburban sandwich shop, a drifter had a history of harming, stalking and scaring those closest to him, according to the man's estranged son.
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, more
Clinton says Sanders making promises that 'cannot be kept'
MILWAUKEE (AP) ? Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled over the price tag and practicality of his plans for expanded government programs in Thursday night's Democratic debate, with Clinton accusing her rival of making promises "that cannot be kept."