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  • Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court’s action on travel ban The Supreme Court was President Trump's last hope for restoring his temporary travel ban on six majority-Muslim nations.(Photo: Jason Redmond, AFP/Getty) SEATTLE (AP) — On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That’s the peculiar route of President Donald Trump’s travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect. The high court said the president’s 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and ...
  • Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered SC - 1 Court WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead. The justices ruled Monday in an unsigned opinion they would hold a full hearing ...
  • Inmate details 4 prison killings: ‘I did it for nothing’ 636 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills. Over the course of about a half-hour, four men accepted Simmons’ hospitality. None of them ...
  • Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies Mueller and Trump(PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)    —-    In the span of 72 hours, President Trump described the email hacking that roiled the 2016 campaign as a Democratic “hoax” and as clear aggression by Russia that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, failed to address. Other times, Mr. Trump has said the hacking might have been done by China. Or, as he ...
  • Breaking News – Supreme Court travel ban ruling: What it means The Supreme Court was President Trump's last hope for restoring his temporary travel ban on six majority-Muslim nations.(Photo: Jason Redmond, AFP/Getty)The Supreme Court delivered a mixed ruling on Monday that will allow President Trump to implement his travel ban against six Muslim majority nations — but only for visitors lacking ties to the United States. The court ruled that Trump may bar people from six majority Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — if they ...
  • Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief trophy to Air Force Academy football team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not “that far off” and ...
  • Authorities delayed investigating gay ‘demons’ case Church Issue-Abuse NC SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — For two years, Matthew Fenner said he pleaded with authorities to investigate his allegations that a group of fellow congregants at the Word of Faith Fellowship church had punched, slapped and choked him to expel his “homosexual demons.” An Associated Press investigation found that Rutherford County investigators and then-District Attorney Brad Greenway ...
  • Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court SC - 1 Court WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground. But something could overshadow rulings in those high-profile cases: If Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public ...
  • Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in order to advance Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The shrewd Kentuckian has made himself practically the sole arbiter of the bill and will be largely responsible for the outcome, whether it’s a win, a loss, or a ...
  • Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes Comey and Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn’t have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking ...
  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP. McConnell released the bill Thursday, drafted after ...
  • Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time Kay Aull, from left, holds a sign and chants with Beth Kohn, Paul Paz y Mino and Karen Shore outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries. The country is waiting for the court to make its decision public about the biggest legal controversy in the first five months of Trump’s presidency. The issue has been tied ...
  • Trump’s tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern Comey and Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said he had a secret. He dangled it on Twitter. He parried reporters’ questions about it. He milked the moment, drawing out the drama for weeks. That big tease played out in 2011, when Trump promised to reveal what his private investigators had found in Hawaii about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. ...
  • Robert Mueller’s Investigation Raises 3 Big Legal Questions. Here’s What We Know Mueller and Trump(PhatzNewsRoom / Time)     —-    President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller have a complicated relationship. Mueller must carry out a largely independent investigation into Trump’s dealings with Russia and possibly whether he attempted to obstruct justice; Trump must weigh the political costs of how to respond to Mueller’s probe and what power he can, or should, ...
  • Flynn may have aided Russian company the US opposed FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump passes Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as he arrives via Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday, Feb. 12, to publicly defend Flynn following reports that he engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions before Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)(PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)    —-    WASHINGTON — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have aided a Russian company the U.S. government opposed during a 2015 visit to Saudi Arabia in which he pushed to be part of an ambitious nuclear-power project, raising new questions about his previously undisclosed trip. Flynn reportedly made the trip — which ...
  • FBI: No ‘wider plot’ suspected in Michigan airport stabbing Flint Cop FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said. Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Montreal, was immediately taken into ...
  • C.I.A. Feared Flynn Could Be Blackmailed, but Its Director Told Him Secrets © Al Drago/The New York Times Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, center, at the Capitol to brief members of the House Intelligence Committee last month.(PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)    —-   WASHINGTON — Senior officials across the government became convinced in January that the incoming national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, had become vulnerable to Russian blackmail. At the F.B.I., the C.I.A., the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence — agencies responsible for keeping American secrets safe from ...
  • Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF HANDEL’S FIRST NAME TO KAREN - Republican candidate for Georgia’s 6th District Congressional seat Karen Handel declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling “Obamacare.” And Democrats are looking almost incapable of translating the energy of their core supporters into actual election wins. Tuesday night’s outcome in a Georgia special House race was a triumph for the GOP, and the ...
  • C.B.O. Head, Who Prizes Nonpartisanship, Finds Work Under G.O.P. Attack FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump unveils a proposed budget on March 16 that will sharply test Republicans’ ability to keep longstanding promises to beef up the military by making politically painful cuts to a lengthy list of popular domestic programs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) (PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)     —-    WASHINGTON — When much of Washington was glued to the testimony of former F.B.I. director James B. Comey this month, Keith Hall, the head of the Congressional Budget Office, was one of the few who averted their eyes from televisions. For Mr. Hall, avoiding political spectacles — anything politically partisan, really — ...
  • Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses an audience during a forum at John F. Kennedy School of Government on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Bombings in New York and New Jersey, and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day, underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation’s Homeland Security chief said. Johnson said the U.S. should be ‘building bridges to diverse communities' to defend the homeland. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at President Vladimir Putin’s direction clearly conducted cyberattacks on the United States to influence the presidential election, but the assault did not change ballots, the final count or the reporting of election results. In prepared testimony, Johnson described the steps he took once ...
  • 7 Sailors Emerged From Diverse Backgrounds to Pursue a Common Cause © U.S. Navy, via Associated Press
Xavier Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Md.; Shingo Douglass, 25, from San Diego; Dakota Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Va.; Carlos Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, Calif.; Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Conn.; Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Tex.; and Gary Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio. (PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —-   The seven sailors who died when the U.S.S. Fitzgerald collided with a container ship last weekend were a snapshot of the nation they served: an immigrant from the Philippines whose father served in the Navy before him; a poor teenager whose Guatemalan family came north eager for opportunity; a native of ...
  • World Leaders Wary of Trump May Have an Ally: Congress © Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, discussing the president’s tweets about Qatar this month. Mr. Corker is one of several lawmakers who regularly issue public critiques of Mr. Trump’s remarks, and occasionally his policy moves. (PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —-   WASHINGTON — President Trump threatens to upend the post-World War II foreign policy order, but Congress is working to ensure that American foreign policy remains rooted in the trans-Atlantic alliance against traditional rivals like Russia. Republicans have been careful not to frame their foreign policy moves as a counterweight to the president, ...
  • GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill House Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., pause as members of the committee argue the details of the GOP's "Obamacare" replacement bill after working all night, Thursday, March 9, 2017on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON — A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, saying both parties deserve a chance to fully debate the bill and propose changes after it was drafted in secret. “The Senate is not a place where you can just cook ...
  • Sleeping Sailors on U.S. Destroyer Awoke to a Calamity at Sea © Kazuhiro Nogi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Damage to the U.S.S. Fitzgerald, which was berthed at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, on Sunday.(PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —-   TOKYO — As an American destroyer cruised off the waters of Japan in clear weather after 2 a.m. Saturday, only a few dozen of the crew of 350 were likely to be awake: standing watch, keeping the engines running, manning the bridge. Then, say Navy officers with decades of experience at sea, ...
  • Analysis: Three prongs of the Russia investigation, explained Mueller 3As special counsel Robert S. Mueller III widens his inquiry of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential campaign, it can be difficult to keep track of who is under investigation for what. The Fix is here to help. The law enforcement investigation led by Mueller now has three known prongs, after The Washington Post reported Wednesday night ...
A bizarre legal saga that began when a Muncie, Ind., man sexually assaulted his roommate's dog ended with a ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court. [...]
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Dr. Vikram Varma offers some basic heat stroke prevention tips and key steps to take if someone is in danger. [...]
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Members of Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia continue to speak out for undocumented immigrants. Says Marisoul Hernandez: "We wanted to do something that meant something." (June 27) [...]
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Nicole Kidman says she considered giving up acting when pregnant with her daughter Sunday Rose, but her mother convinced her to keep going. (June 27) [...]
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Director Sofia Coppola and her "The Beguiled" star Nicole Kidman both balance work and family with two daughters and touring musician husbands. "It's always a struggle to balance all of that," Coppola says. (June 27) [...]
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A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 50-foot waterfall in California. (June 27) [...]
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The Memphis home of Dr. George Nichopoulos, personal physician for Elvis Presley, who helped him with its design, is for sale. [...]
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The Los Angeles City Council approved plans on Tuesday for George Lucas's $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art. [...]
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Depression, burnout and suicide occur at higher rates in the medical profession than in many other fields, experts note. [...]
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A Tennessee man is asking an appellate court to overturn a decision that awarded a guitar once owned by Elvis Presley to a South Dakota museum. [...]
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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel doesn't think the AHCA will pass through Congress and shares his ideas about how Obamacare could be improved, rather than repealed. He speaks with Susan Page, USA TODAY Washington bureau chief, on Capital Download. [...]
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Sen. Mitch McConnell says 'good progress' was made during a meeting with members of the Senate at the White House to discuss the Senate healthcare bill. (June 27) [...]
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County prosecutor says he'll give the answer the week of July 10. [...]
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House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending the Senate Republican health care plan. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story. [...]
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County prosecutor says he'll give the answer the week of July 10. [...]
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Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation when she said librarians are on the front line of 'the fight to defend truth and reason, evidence and facts.' (June 27) [...]
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Mykah Jackson is the second child to die in an accidental shooting this year in Indianapolis. [...]
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Police reports about the fatal shooting were eventually contradicted by a dashcam video released one year later. Video provided by Newsy [...]
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are hosting Republican senators at the White House to discuss flailing efforts to pass a new health care bill. (June 27) [...]
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are hosting Republican senators at the White House to discuss flailing efforts to pass a new health care bill. (June 27) [...]
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