Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Dramatic sentencing hearing expected  in Bergdahl case
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:23 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan — now rests in the hands of a judge.

  • US-backed forces take Syria’s largest oil field
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:21 PM

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces.

  • Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:19 PM

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which he said was unintentionally bolstering Iran.

  • Charges and insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:24 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an “empty barrel” making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was “inappropriate” to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general.

  • AP-NORC poll: Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:23 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws.

  • Trump promises tax cuts
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation.

  • Health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

  • Another warm winter forecast for swath of US
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said.

  • Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:01 AM

    MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he insisted.

  • GOP, Dem senators push health deal
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they’ll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump’s stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm’s-length and the plan’s fate teetered.

  • Suspect in shooting is apprehended
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:56 PM

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.

  • 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.

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