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GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) - After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it actually counted. The Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation to throw out major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


House, Senate GOP reach deal to move financial sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, clearing the way for Congress to send the far-reaching legislation to President Donald Trump.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

NEW YORK (AP) - Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Scalise discharged from hospital, begins rehabilitation

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, U.S. prosecutors said.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


California knocks Trump as it extends cap & trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump's failure to see climate change as a deadly threat.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion of bringing heroin to a San Diego jail, officials said Tuesday.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?"

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Drug crisis creates pollution

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere.

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but the majestic birds are still dying from another environmental poison: lead from bullets and shotgun pellets in wildlife carcasses left behind by hunters.

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Spectators at golf tournament often direct gaze toward Trump

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - Spectators crowding around the viewing booth near the 15th green of the U.S. Women's Open often had their backs turned toward some of the best golfers in the world.

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Flash flood kills 9 at Arizona slot canyon swimming hole

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) - At least nine people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest where more than 100 people were taking refuge from summer heat, authorities said Sunday. Some of those washed downstream clung to trees until rescuers reached them.

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Investigator in ‘84: Seattle mayor abused foster son

SEATTLE (AP) - Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that "under no circumstances" should Murray serve as a foster parent in the future.

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John McCain's announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles for Republicans to pass the signature legislation after years of promises.

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


DETROIT AT CROSSROADS

DETROIT (AP) - Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive heat, awakening to see a sky that glowed unnaturally.

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


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First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Lost sailors did not activate their emergency beacon

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey

NEW YORK (AP) - The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Trump offers fresh criticism of inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Marine sergeant’s trial over Muslim recruit’s death to start

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A court-martial is due to start this week for a Marine Corps drill instructor charged with abusing two Muslim recruits ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

PHOENIX (AP) - A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


High school coach blasts ref who left after anthem

MONROE, N.J. (AP) - A high school football coach criticized a referee who refused to officiate a game after members of the opposing team knelt ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


He writes to families of dead troops

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Domestic abuse shelters for men help spotlight male violence victims

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas group has opened what's believed to be only the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for men who are ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


House backs $4T budget, tax plan is coming up next

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Crossing Honolulu street? Don’t text to avoid a fine

HONOLULU (AP) - Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


JFK files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


GOP targets environmental rules after massive wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for tree cutting in national forests in response to the deadly wildfires in ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Feds agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has agreed to what a lawyer described as a "very substantial" payout to hundreds of tea party groups to settle ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


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