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Organisers of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics on Friday unveiled an updated budget, vowing to deliver the Games within a $5.3 billion price tag. The plan revised an initial budget announced in August 2015 which projected a $161 million surplus. Speaking to reporters in a conference call on Friday, LA 2024 chief executive Gene Sykes said the numbers in the updated budget reflected a more exhaustive planning process.
The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday. ...
ROME (AP) — The United States and Russia are studying new ways to break a monthslong diplomatic deadlock over how to stop the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. He said the "ideas" will be tested in follow-up discussions between American and Russian diplomats next week.