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More protests set for today after quiet night in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP musters final push to erase health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill's impact on Americans, since the Congressional Budget Office says crucial estimates won't be ready in time for a vote.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Clinton hints she may question Trump’s legitimacy

ATLANTA (AP) - Hillary Clinton says she won't rule out questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on what official inquiries uncover about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Disability backlog tops 1 million while thousands die on waitlist

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait of nearly two years - longer than some of them will live.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Mattis says no need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

NEW YORK (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Warm waters: Lingering effects for salmon

SEATTLE (AP) - The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Those returning to Florida Keys must be self-sustaining

MIAMI (AP) - As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to sustain them for a while, because no one yet knows when water and power will be fully restored.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Governments turn tables by suing public records information requesters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times.

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


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GOP strains for last chance Obamacare repeal votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T in tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


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