Nation/World

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...

World

Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls — and this election is also likely to see the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, win seats in parliament. Merkel has campaigned on her...


National

NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

The NFL’s players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game, a long-running feud that looms large toward another potential work stoppage after the 2020 season. The two sides in the nation’s most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a...


World

Asia learns to live with Trump rhetoric, but unease remains

Asia Trump Threats

TOKYO (AP) — Declare China a currency manipulator? Hasn’t happened. Make Japan and South Korea pay more to host U.S. troops? Hasn’t happened. Unleash fire and fury on North Korea? Hasn’t happened — at least not yet. Asia is getting used to living with Donald Trump’s broadsides, though it can’t...


National

Poll: Far more trust generals than Trump on North Korea, while two-third oppose

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the U.S. military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not President Donald Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Roughly...


World

Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors

Mexico Earthquake Survivors

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a hospital room blocks away from where he survived 26 hours buried under the rubble of his nine-story apartment building, Jose Luis Ponce lay sedated and on a respirator, alive but with fractures to multiple bones and damage to his lungs and a kidney. “You said you would be...


World

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

A humanitarian crisis is growing in Puerto Rico as towns are left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria's devastating passage across the island


World

North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

CORRECTION North Korea Koreas Tensions

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump. A huge crowd gathered Saturday in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for the current leader’s...


World

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

Mexico Earthquake-7

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological...


National

A's catcher Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell catapulted himself into the ongoing national political discourse on Saturday when he knelt for the national anthem ahead of a game against the Texas Rangers. Maxwell, a 26-year-old rookie, is the first MLB player to kneel during...


National

Trump's comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

Reactions to President Donald Trump’s comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a White House invitation to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors: At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump suggested that NFL owners fire players who...


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