Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Charges and insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:24 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an “empty barrel” making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was “inappropriate” to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general.

  • AP-NORC poll: Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:23 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws.

  • Trump promises tax cuts
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation.

  • Health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

  • Another warm winter forecast for swath of US
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said.

  • Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:01 AM

    MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he insisted.

  • GOP, Dem senators push health deal
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they’ll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump’s stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm’s-length and the plan’s fate teetered.

  • Suspect in shooting is apprehended
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:56 PM

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.

  • A short-term health deal by senators — with Trump’s blessing
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives denounced it as an insurance company bailout, making its future uncertain.

  • Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50 PM

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”

  • Former hostage says his wife was rushed to hospital
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:47 PM

    SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.

  • Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:04 AM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation.

  • 911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:02 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasing agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.

  • Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters.

  • Firefighters say they finally ‘turned a corner’
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:28 PM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

  • Tillerson brushes off drama  with Trump
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:26 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a “moron,” dismissing the brouhaha as the “petty stuff” of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren’t hindering his mission as the nation’s top diplomat.

  • Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signaling likely rate hike
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a rebound by year’s end.

  • Teams report first progress against wine country fires
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:16 AM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A fifth day of desperate firefighting in California wine country brought a glimmer of hope Friday as crews battling the flames reported their first progress toward containing the massive blazes, and hundreds more firefighters poured in to join the effort.

  • Gunman targeted police, jet fuel tanks
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:13 AM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gunman who sprayed more than 1,000 bullets into a Las Vegas country music concert also took shots at jet fuel tanks and targeted police officers responding to the scene, investigators said Friday in portraying a killer who seemed determined to inflict even more carnage than the 58 people he murdered.

  • Trump’s blow to ‘Obamacare’ jolts health consumers, politics
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:12 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred “Obamacare.”

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