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Trump's Speech At United Nations Singles Out NKorea, Iran

NEW YORK (AP) - Israel's prime minister is praising President Donald Trump's address to the U.N. that condemned Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu said, "In over 30 years in my experience with the U.N., I never heard a bolder or more courageous…

Senate GOP In Final Scramble To Erase Obama Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their allies are going all-out to stop the drive. The initial Republican effort crashed in July in the…

US, China Leaders Discuss North Korea

NEW YORK (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have discussed North Korea's continued nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests. The leaders spoke by phone Monday while Trump is in New York for…

Trump Adviser Says Military Option Not Preferred For NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the U.S. has a military option for North Korea, but that is not its preferred route. H.R. McMaster spoke about North Korea Friday during a White House briefing about the…

Harvey's Insured Losses Estimated To Cost Nearly $19 Billion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The nation's largest state insurance trade association estimates insured losses from Harvey at nearly $19 billion - and that doesn't count damage not covered by insurance. The Insurance Council of Texas says windstorm and other claims…

Trump Re-Ups His Support For Merit-Based Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is reiterating his support for a plan that would curb legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that would place an emphasis on merit and skills over family ties. Trump says on…

Texas Could Seek $50B In Federal Housing Aid After Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas expects to seek more than $50 billion in federal housing funding after Hurricane Harvey. Abbott said at a news conference Thursday that those displaced by the storm can seek help via…

Federal Trade Commission Investigating Equifax Breach

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission has become the latest entity to announce an investigation into the security breach at Equifax. The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and 143…

As Mueller Probe Intensifies, So Do Trump Attacks On Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican attacks on fired FBI Director James Comey have sharply intensified in the last two weeks, with broadsides delivered on Twitter, public statements and even from the White House podium. In June, Comey said President Donald…

Trump Says He Backs New GOP Health Care Effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he supports a new effort by two Republican senators to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Trump says in a statement Wednesday that "inaction is not an option."…

Official: US Insurance Program Could Pay $11B For Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the National Flood Insurance Program says early estimates are that Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas. Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Associate Administrator…

Target Recalls Nearly 180,000 Dressers That Can Tip Over

NEW YORK (AP) - Target says it is recalling nearly 180,000 dressers because they can tip over and pose a risk to children. The Minneapolis retailer said Wednesday that it has received 12 reports of its Room Essentials four-drawer dressers…

US Warns China, Russia To Comply On NKorea Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is warning that the U.S. will punish companies in China and Russia that don't comply with restrictions in the new international sanctions on North Korea. State Department and Treasury Department officials are testifying to…

Supreme Court Issues Temporary Refugee Ban Order

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has issued a temporary order allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees for the time being. The order is in response to the administration's request for the high…

Irma Knocks Out Power To 7M Homes, Businesses

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nearly 7.2 million homes and businesses are without power in multiple states as Tropical Storm Irma moves through the Southeast. The vast majority were in Florida. The state's emergency management officials said the storm cut power…

Chicago's Lawsuit Over Sanctuary City Threat Goes To Court

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago is asking a federal judge to block President Donald Trump's administration from following through on its threat to withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities. Attorneys for the city will be in court Monday to…

19 Iowa Guardsmen Heading With Helicopters To Hurricane Duty

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Officials say 19 Iowa Army National Guard soldiers are deploying Monday for Hurricane Irma missions with four helicopters. The Iowa soldiers will come from units based in Boone, Davenport, Iowa City and Waterloo. The Guard…

South Florida Residents Told To Flee By Midnight

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is warning that residents in South Florida only have hours left to evacuate. Scott on Friday told residents from seven counties that they should leave by midnight or should not get on the…

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