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Officer On Fatal Charlottesville Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment by an officer who wrote "Hahahaha love this" in response to a story about a car crashing into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia,…

Swing-District House GOP Feel The Heat On Health Care

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) - Republican congressman David Young angered conservatives in Iowa when he initially opposed a House Republican health care bill then weeks later backed it. Independents were frustrated with the two-term congressman's embrace of a partisan approach…

Los Angeles Poised To Take Another Step Toward 2028 Games

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles appears poised to take another step toward the 2028 Olympics, despite questions about future costs. The City Council on Friday is expected to endorse documents at the heart of LA's plan to stage the…

Strong, But Deep Earthquake Shakes Northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A deep earthquake of 6.3 magnitude has shaken off Luzon island in the northern Philippines, and was felt in metropolitan Manila. Office workers in the capital left their buildings but no damage was apparent after the…

Trump Escalates Feud With Senate Leader Over Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is escalating a feud with his party's leader in the Senate. Trump is expressing disbelief that that Sen. Mitch McConnell couldn't persuade a Republican majority to pass a health care bill. Trump tweeted Thursday:…

Disney Reports $177M Payment After 'Pink Slime' Suit Settled

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Disney has reported spending $177 million on a legal settlement during the quarter that its subsidiary ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement in a high-profile defamation lawsuit. Disney's filing this week…

State Dept. Says Trump On 'Same Page' As US Officials

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says President Donald Trump is "on the same page" with the rest of U.S. government with his fiery threat to North Korea. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the White House, State Department and…

US Scientists Contradict Trump's Climate Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal scientists warn that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods - even as President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive…

109 US Salmonella Cases Now Linked To Papayas From Mexico

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. health officials say more people have contracted salmonella by eating papayas from a farm in southern Mexico. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 109 people in 16 states have caught the…

Bipartisan Experts Urge Next Steps On Health Care Push

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of conservative and liberal health policy experts are pressing Congress and the Trump administration to quickly shore up coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. They say lawmakers should continue federal subsidies to insurers…

Data Firm: Flynn Advisory Role Never Materialized

WASHINGTON (AP) - A firm connected to a data mining and analysis company says former national security adviser Michael Flynn considered taking an advisory role shortly before Election Day. SCL Group tells The Associated Press that Flynn signed a "statement…

Director Says Bombed Mosque Doesn't Have Security Cameras

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - The executive director of a Minnesota mosque that was bombed over the weekend says the building doesn't have outside security cameras. Mohamed Omar, of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, told The Associated Press on…

Woman Gets 15 Months' Jail In Suicide Text Case

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages urging him to kill himself has been sentenced to 15 months in jail on a manslaughter charge. Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in…

Court Complicates Trump's Threat To Cut 'Obamacare' Funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's bold threat to push "Obamacare" into collapse may get harder to carry out after a new court ruling. The procedural decision late Tuesday by a federal appeals panel in Washington has implications for millions…

Trump Signs Bill Imposing Sanctions On Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia. Two White House officials said that the president signed the bill Wednesday morning. The package of stiff financial sanctions against…

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