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House GOP works to deliver on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


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


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Sen. Paul says man who tackled him spoke to him after attack

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Feds, ex-Louisiana congressman working on resentencing deal

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for a former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 in his freezer are working on an agreement ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Court documents reveal Trump paid $1.375M in labor lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump paid $1.375 million in 1998 to settle a class action lawsuit involving Polish laborers who demolished a building at ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Keystone pipeline leak likely caused by 2008 damage

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - A federal agency says a leak in TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota likely was caused by damage ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Some Vegas shooting victims want donation plan revised

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some victims injured in the mass shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas on Tuesday asked a committee in charge ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Army Reserve officer gets 4 years for defrauding government

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A high-ranking Army Reserve officer was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison and ordered to forfeit $4.4 million for fraudulently ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Eni receives federal permit for US Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A subsidiary of an Italian energy company has received a federal permit to drill the first oil exploration wells in U.S ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Condor group wants more hunters to avoid lead bullets

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Conyers steps aside from Judiciary post amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump chooses legislative agenda vs repulsion of Moore

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Suit challenges Trump’s pick for consumer bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C (AP) - President Donald Trump's appointment of his budget director as interim director of a consumer financial protection agency championed by Democrats ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Franken ‘ashamed’ but will return to work anyway

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he feels "embarrassed and ashamed" amid allegations that he groped several women, but said he looks forward to ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

RENO, Nev. (AP) - More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Dry weekend draws shoppers even as online retail sales boom

CHICAGO (AP) - The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Reno thriving as a shipping mecca for logistics industry

RENO, Nev. (AP) - To legions of kids around the world, Santa Claus arrives on Christmas Eve.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


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