Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • A short-term health deal by senators — with Trump’s blessing
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives denounced it as an insurance company bailout, making its future uncertain.

  • Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50 PM

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”

  • Former hostage says his wife was rushed to hospital
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:47 PM

    SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.

  • Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:04 AM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation.

  • 911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:02 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasing agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.

  • Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    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.

  • Firefighters say they finally ‘turned a corner’
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:28 PM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

  • Tillerson brushes off drama  with Trump
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:26 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a “moron,” dismissing the brouhaha as the “petty stuff” of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren’t hindering his mission as the nation’s top diplomat.

  • Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signaling likely rate hike
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a rebound by year’s end.

  • Teams report first progress against wine country fires
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:16 AM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A fifth day of desperate firefighting in California wine country brought a glimmer of hope Friday as crews battling the flames reported their first progress toward containing the massive blazes, and hundreds more firefighters poured in to join the effort.

  • Gunman targeted police, jet fuel tanks
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:13 AM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gunman who sprayed more than 1,000 bullets into a Las Vegas country music concert also took shots at jet fuel tanks and targeted police officers responding to the scene, investigators said Friday in portraying a killer who seemed determined to inflict even more carnage than the 58 people he murdered.

  • Trump’s blow to ‘Obamacare’ jolts health consumers, politics
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:12 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred “Obamacare.”

  • US-Canadian family held 5 years free in Pakistan
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children — all three born in captivity — are free after a dramatic rescue orchestrated by the U.S. and Pakistani governments, officials said Thursday.

  • Grim search for victims as wildfires grow
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:51 PM

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, resorting in some cases to serial numbers stamped on medical implants to identify remains that turned up in the charred ruins.

  • Health care end run reflects frustrations
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated over setbacks in Congress, President Donald Trump wielded his rule-making power Thursday to launch an end run that might get him closer to his goal of repealing and replacing “Obamacare.”

  • US demands raise fears that leaving NAFTA could hurt the economy
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th.

    President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement if he can’t get what he wants in a renegotiation. But what he wants — from requiring that more auto production be made-in-America to shifting more government contracts to U.S. companies — will likely be unacceptable to America’s two NAFTA partners, Mexico and Canada.

  • McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is seeking to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.

  • Winds whip new terror into wildfires
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:48 PM

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 21 — a figure expected to rise higher still.

  • Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in wake
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:42 PM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

  • Trump lashes ‘Liddle Bob Corker’
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as “Liddle’ Bob Corker” on Tuesday, escalating a feud with the Tennessee Republican who’s dubbed the White House an “adult day care center” and charged that Trump could be setting the nation on the path toward World War III.

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