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FBI: Vegas Shooter Had No Ties To Terror Group

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The FBI says the shooter who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 others at a Las Vegas concert had no connection to an international terrorist group. The announcement from Special Agent in Charge Aaron…

Health Secretary Price Resigns Amid Travel Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's health secretary has resigned, after his travel on costly charter flights triggered investigations and angered his boss. Tom Price's partial repayment and public regrets couldn't save his job. The Health and Human Services secretary…

New Senate GOP Budget Would Pave Way For Tax Rewrite

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have unveiled a budget plan that's the first step to overhaul the nation's tax system. An overhaul is the top legislative priority for President Donald Trump and the GOP. House and Senate passage of the…

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

Federal regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests. Current models require users to test a drop of blood twice daily to calibrate, or adjust, the monitor. The discomfort of…

House Majority Whip Scalise Returns To Work At Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Majority Whip Steve Scalise is telling his colleagues: "You have no idea how great this feels to be back at work in the people's House." The Louisiana congressman was gravely wounded in a shooting at a baseball…

US Health Officials Brace For Potentially Bad Flu Season

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a flu strain that's notorious…

Trump Admin Defends New Refugee Cap Of 45,000 In Coming Year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is defending its decision to dramatically curtail the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 45,000 next year, even as global humanitarian groups say it's far too low. U.S. officials say the…

GOP Tax Plan Overhaul Nearly Doubles Standard Deduction

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Republican blueprint for overhauling the U.S. tax code employs the themes of economic populism that President Donald Trump trumpeted during the presidential campaign to win support from working-class voters. A copy of the plan to…

Garth Brooks Authoring Autobiography Spanning 5 Books

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Garth Brooks is taking a long look back at his life and career in an autobiography that will span five books, the first of which will be released in November. The country music superstar announced Wednesday…

Syngenta Settles US Farmer Lawsuits In China Corn Trade Case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has agreed to settle tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits by farmers over the company's rollout of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports. Terms weren't disclosed in…

Rapid City Ammunition Company Gets $50M Contract With Navy

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City company has landed a $50 million federal contract to provide ammunition to the U.S. military. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command announced last week that Black Hills Ammunition is contracted to provide…

Tribal Leader Bashes State Deal With Dakota Access Builder

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux and an attorney for private North Dakota landowners believe the builder of the Dakota Access pipeline got off too lightly when it settled allegations that it violated rules including…

NCAA Coaches Among 10 Charged With Fraud And Corruption

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches. The coaches work at Oklahoma State, Auburn University, Arizona and the University of Southern California. They were among 10 people…

Analysis Says Lots Of States Lose On GOP Health Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -A new analysis finds that 34 states and Washington, D.C., would lose money under the newest version of the Republican health care bill. This is despite last-minute changes to the legislation. Overall, states would get $205 billion less…

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.…

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…

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