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  • Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic trading partner Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, accompanied by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have the “basic outlines” of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal on a short-term health care fix this week is the latest example to leave Republicans and Democrats alike scratching their heads. “The ...
  • Analysis: How did Trump’s response to Niger deaths go so wrong? © AP Photo/Susan Walsh President Donald Trump sits for a radio interview in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about “fake news” and Republicans’ fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans and a Republican senator, among others, and keep up his complaints against protesting professional football players. When he finally spoke up on Monday about ...
  • Trump remarks on Kelly contrast with quiet tribute to son Kelly New Day WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, ...
  • US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for Wilson Rep. FL MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on Tuesday ...
  • As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish Mueller and Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end. After months of clandestine interviews and a few public, partisan committee clashes, some Republicans on the House intelligence panel have been pushing for ...
  • Judge: Newest travel ban ‘same maladies’ as previous version FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, pedestrians crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry wait in line in San Diego. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will be key players in putting President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban into effect on Thursday, June 29, affecting visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. The busiest point of entry is San Diego’s San Ysidro crossing with Tijuana, Mexico, with 31.8 million admissions during the latest 12-month period, an average of 87,000 a day. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File) HONOLULU (AP) — Just hours before President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version. The revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor,” U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson wrote in ...
  • Senate health care deal in doubt as Trump says he’s opposed Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, accompanied by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have the “basic outlines” of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced their accord Tuesday after weeks of negotiations and five ...
  • Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn’t called all families BO2 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff’s son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead. He’s boasted that “I ...
  • US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS ‘capital’ of Raqqa This frame grab from video released Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 and provided by Hawar News Agency, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows fighters from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) celebrating their victory in Raqqa, Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian forces liberated the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants on Tuesday, a senior commander for the force said, adding that clearing operations were underway to remove land mines left behind and search for the extremist group’s sleeper cells. (Hawar News Agency via AP) BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever smaller since summer. Militants took over the vibrant ...
  • Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration Drug Zrar WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government’s authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. “He didn’t want to have even the perception of a conflict of interest with drug companies ...
  • Breaking News: Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump’s travel ban This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the policy that was to be implemented starting early Wednesday. He found Trump’s executive order “suffers from ...
  • Senators reach deal on resuming payments to health insurers Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, accompanied by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have the “basic outlines” of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up. At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan compromise, which is still likely to face opposition ...
  • Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires From left, Rick Olcese, Ty Knapp and Ariana Olcese search for the Olcese family cats in the Larkfield neighborhood, Monday Oct. 16, 2017, near Santa Rosa, Calif. Calm winds gave an advantage to firefighters trying to tame the flames of deadly wildfires on Monday. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods. Some will face the prospect of destroyed homes. All will face the possibility of lasting emotional damage. “It’s never going to be the same,” said Rob Brown, a supervisor in Mendocino County, where all 8,000 evacuees ...
  • Trump’s claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed Pres. Obama at Dover AFB WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump’s suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters. “He’s a deranged animal,” Alyssa Mastromonaco, a former deputy ...
  • Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy ME Collins WASHINGTON (AP) — A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage. “What the president is doing is affecting people’s access ...
  • California fires turn shelters into extended homes Donna Del Gadillo, left, of Sacramento, Calif., and Mary Carling, of Loma Rica, Calif., embrace while Carling looks for clothes at the Loma Rica Foothill Lions Club in Loma Rica on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Carling’s home was destroyed in a wildfire and Del Gadillo came to the club to volunteer. (Chris Kaufman/The Appeal-Democrat via AP) SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Barking dogs, loud snorers and a woman who appears to have dementia crying out every night. Trying to sleep on a cot in a shelter for fire evacuees is not easy. Nicole Lonefight had spent her nights at a Red Cross shelter on fairgrounds in Sonoma County after flames consumed her ...
  • California turns corner in battling wine country fires A firefighter runs along a containment line while battling a wildfire Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — California fire authorities said Sunday they have turned a corner in battling several of the wildfires that have devastated wine country and other rural parts of Northern California over the past week. Some counties were preparing to let more evacuees return to their homes amid improving weather. The winds that have been ...
  • Analysis: This executive order is Trump’s most significant step yet to undermine Obamacare © Drew Angerer/Getty Images House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.), speaks during a protest on Capitol Hill July 26 against the GOP health care plan.(PhatzNewsRoom / WAPO)   —   Since his election, President Trump’s efforts regarding Obamacare have been almost all geared at undermining it. Now that Congress has failed to repeal the law, he’s acting as much as he can on his own. And depending on how it’s implemented, the executive order Trump signed Thursday could be his most ...
  • Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package Power lines are down after the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. His broadsides triggered an outcry from Democrats in Washington and officials on the island, which has been reeling ...
  • Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, protesters gather across the Chicago River from Trump Tower to rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, in Chicago. The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health conditions. But experts say the change, which helped the bill squeak through the House of Representatives, Thursday, May 4, 2017, may be too small to make much difference in the hunt for affordable coverage for these patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. The Department of Health and Human Services made the announcement in a statement late Thursday. “We will discontinue these payments immediately,” ...
  • Californians under siege try to fight fires, find loved ones CA Fire 3 SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the remains of lost homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the fires rage on. The communities of Northern California were preparing for another day under siege Friday, despite being driven to exhaustion by evacuations, ...
  • Puerto Rico investigates post-hurricane disease outbreak FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped in from a mountain creek, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico. Four deaths in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a disease spread by animals’ urine, Puerto Rico’s governor said Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, amid concerns about islanders’ exposure to contaminated water. On a U.S. territory where a third of customers remain without running water three weeks after the hurricane, some became ill after turning to local streams to relieve their thirst. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four deaths in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a disease spread by animals’ urine, Puerto Rico’s governor said Wednesday amid concerns about islanders’ exposure to contaminated water. A total of 10 people have come down with suspected cases of leptospirosis, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at ...
  • Trump’s anger over Iran deal forced aides to scramble for a compromise Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano arrives for a panel discussion during the last day of the World Government Summit, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The head of the United Nations' atomic agency said the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)(PhatzNewsRoom / WAPO)     —-    President Trump was livid. Why, he asked his advisers in mid-July, should he go along with what he considered the failed Obama-era policy toward Iran and prop up an international nuclear deal he saw as disastrous? He was incensed by the arguments of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ...
  • Questions remain about police response to Las Vegas massacre Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo listens to a question during a media briefing at Metro Police headquarters in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Investigators trying to figure out the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock’s state of mind have so far been stymied by the secret life he appeared to lead before the attack on a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) (PhatzNewsRoom / AP)    —    A revised chronology given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre is intensifying pressure for police to explain how quickly they responded to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Two hotel employees had called for help and reported that gunman Stephen Paddock sprayed a hallway with bullets, ...
  • Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum A firefighter monitors a flare up on a the head of a wildfire above the Sonoma Valley on Wednesday. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made. Steady winds with gusts up to 45 mph (72 kph) with nearly non-existent humidity are expected to descend on the areas north of ...
Former President George W. Bush addressed a forum on "freedom, free markets, and security" in New York City Thursday organized by the Bush Institute. Bush called out "bigotry or white supremacy in any form" as "blasphemy" against America ideals. (Oct. 19) [...]
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Here are five things to know about Richard B. Spencer, largely known for the 'alt-right' movement. [...]
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Radee Prince, 37, sparked a multi-state manhunt after police say he killed three people and shot two others in Maryland, then shot a man in Delaware. [...]
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The San Antonio Spurs took time out before the start of their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves to call for unity and equality. (Oct. 19) [...]
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Is President Trump jealous of the NFL? Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) explains why one NFL owner thinks so. [...]
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Celebrate the snowy season wherever you are. [...]
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Senators are criticizing the Trump White House for not allowing its senior cybersecurity adviser to testify before the Armed Services Committee. GOP committee chairman John McCain said the White House cited executive privilege and precedent. (Oct. 19) [...]
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The coffee chain will soon begin an "extremely limited" run of its newest concoction, the Zombie Frappuccino, according to website Day of the Human. [...]
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Reunited 80s pop act Bananarama on celebrating their number one hit 'Venus' at Prince's club; one member of the trio reveals a surprising place she heard one of their songs being played. (Oct 19) [...]
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Reunited 80s pop act Bananarama on celebrating their number one hit 'Venus' at Prince's club; one member of the trio reveals a surprising place she heard one of their songs being played. (Oct 19) [...]
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Reunited 80s pop act Bananarama on celebrating their number one hit 'Venus' at Prince's club; one member of the trio reveals a surprising place she heard one of their songs being played. (Oct 19) [...]
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If you want to be the most popular house on the block for Halloween, you would do well to serve the most popular candy. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) shares the details. [...]
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A Florida congresswoman said Trump told Sgt. La David Johnson's widow that he knew "what he signed up for." [...]
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A seemingly disoriented whale had the crowds entranced - and the rescue workers scrambling - in Marseille's old port on Wednesday. The whale swam into the city's marina, but couldn't locate a way out. (Oct. 19) [...]
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Josh Hartnett says despite starring as a man who survived 8 days alone in freezing conditions in '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,' he doesn't have any survival skills. (Oct 19) [...]
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Josh Hartnett says despite starring as a man who survived 8 days alone in freezing conditions in '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,' he doesn't have any survival skills. (Oct 19) [...]
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Josh Hartnett says despite starring as a man who survived 8 days alone in freezing conditions in '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,' he doesn't have any survival skills. (Oct 19) [...]
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Josh Hartnett says despite starring as a man who survived 8 days alone in freezing conditions in '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,' he doesn't have any survival skills. (Oct 19) [...]
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Josh Hartnett says despite starring as a man who survived 8 days alone in freezing conditions in '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,' he doesn't have any survival skills. (Oct 19) [...]
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Diwali, or Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in India and by the Indian diaspora. [...]
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