SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco says he doesn't see how the Trump administration's decision to cut off health insurance subsidies would immediately harm consumers. The judge said during a hearing Monday that California and other states had anticipated the subsidies would end and found a way to make sure consumers wouldn't pay more for insurance. The hearing was ongoing and Chhabria has not yet reached a decision on a request by states to order the immediate resumption of the payments.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Republican leaders say a judge should dismiss a lawsuit involving the replacement for the state's "bathroom bill" before considering a deal pushed by the Democratic governor. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger filed a brief Monday arguing the judge lacks authority to consider the case in part because LGBT people who sued haven't shown they've been injured by the law.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The military judge deciding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's punishment says comments by President Donald Trump haven't swayed him but he's worried about public perception of the military justice system. Sentencing for Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy was set to begin Monday, but the judge instead heard arguments about a last-minute Trump-related motion. The sentencing case is scheduled to resume on Wednesday.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - More than 11,000 people are without power as severe weather went through western North Carolina. Duke Energy reported outages in Henderson, Transylvania and Buncombe counties on Monday, while the Haywood Electric Membership Cooperative reported nearly 3,100 outages. Avery County Schools dismissed students at 2:30 p.m. because of the weather.
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