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NFL Protests Dominate Sports Talk Radio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- The NFL is in the national spotlight after players protested during the national anthem. It comes days after President Donald Trump criticized athletes who do so. Trump said he would love to see an NFL owner fire…

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments Over Trump's Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump's travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides…

Official: US Not Seeking Regime Change In NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration says it is not advocating regime change in North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer." North Korea's top diplomat responded to that Monday at…

North Dakota's Bill Rises For Oil Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's bill for policing protests of the Dakota Access pipeline continues to rise. The North Dakota Emergency Commission is set to borrow an additional $5 million Monday to cover law enforcement costs. That will bring…

Republicans Revise Health Bill To Woo Holdouts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have released a revised version of their legislation dismantling the Obama health care law. It contains added money and newly eased coverage requirements aimed at winning over GOP senators whose opposition could well sink the bill.…

24 Iowa Air Guard Security Troops Draw Puerto Rico Duty

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa National Guard is sending 24 security troops to help civilian law enforcement in Puerto Rico as the island recovers from the blows of Hurricane Maria. Col. Greg Hapgood says 16 members of the…

Bombers Deployed From Ellsworth Used In Show Of Force

ELLSWORTH, S.D. (AP) - Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from the Ellsworth Air Force Base launched from Guam flew into international airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of American military might. The bombers and fighter escorts…

Secretary Of State: Russians Targeted Minnesota Elections

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Federal officials say hackers working for the Russian government targeted the Minnesota secretary of state's website leading up to the 2016 election but did not break in. Minnesota was one of 21 states notified Friday…

Official: Iowa's Elections System Targeted But Not Breached

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's top elections official says there were "attempted outside intrusions" on the state's elections system last year, but no breaches. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the federal government contacted his office Friday to…

CVS Pharmacy Limiting Opioid Prescriptions To Combat Epidemic

CVS is changing the way it dispenses powerful painkillers to help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. Pharmacists will contact doctors if they see opioid prescriptions written for more than what is necessary. CVS will also limit opioid prescriptions to a…

US: NKorea Bomb Test Would Draw Tough Response

NEW YORK (AP) - A senior U.S. diplomat says a North Korean hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific would be an "unprecedented act of aggression" by the communist nation. Susan Thornton is acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia…

Sen. McCain Says No To GOP Health Care Bill

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week.…

President Trump Labels Russia Investigations A "Hoax"

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is continuing to dismiss investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election as a "hoax," as Russian-purchased Facebook advertising comes under scrutiny. Trump says on Twitter Friday: "The Russia hoax continues, now it's…

Thune, Rounds Both Support GOP Health Care Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's two Republican U.S. senators both say they support the latest GOP effort to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. The new bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would replace…

Trump Targets North Korea In New Executive Order

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea. Trump made the announcement Thursday during a working luncheon with…

Thune Supports GOP Bill To Replace Obama Health Care Law

U.S. Sen. John Thune says he supports a GOP bill to replace the Obama health care overhaul. Thune's office confirms that the South Dakota Republican will vote for the new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham that…

Worries Of GOP Backlash Revive Party's Health Care Drive

WASHINGTON (AP) - A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential…

Captured Polygamous Leader Lyle Jeffs Due In Court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case is expected to appear in court Wednesday. Lyle Jeffs is facing federal charges in what prosecutors call a multimillion-dollar food-stamp…

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