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  • Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in […]
  • Price to stop private plane use on business during review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Saturday he will stop flying private planes on official business while an internal review of the flights is being done and that he welcomes the review. Price defended the practice of using private planes on Fox News. A spokeswoman has said Price tries to […]
  • Corn maze marks 100 anniversary of women voting in New York

    SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York farm is marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the state in distinctly fall fashion, with a corn maze in the shape of Susan B. Anthony. Stokoe Farms’ owner Suzanne Stokoe says she wanted to honor one of Rochester’s most famous citizens with the three-acre maze, […]
  • Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in […]
  • Iraq seeks other nations’ help to build a nuclear reactor

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq’s foreign minister is asking nuclear countries for help building an atomic reactor for peaceful purposes, saying the country has a right to use atomic power peacefully. Ibrahim al-Jaafari made the request in his speech Saturday to the U.N. General Assembly’s annual meeting of presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. He called […]
  • 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 kneel during the anthem, and fans should […]
  • Oversight panel: Nuclear lab workers violated safety rules

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A national laboratory’s workers producing a shell for a triggering device for nuclear weapons violated safety rules in August by storing too much material at one location in a facility for plutonium, a highly radioactive material, a federal oversight panel reported. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board memorandum called the […]
  • Owners, insurer settle high-dollar suit in Ohio mansion fire

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A dispute over a multi-million dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial. A federal court filing says attorneys for Jeffrey and Maria Decker and their insurer informed the judge the matter was settled, but the document doesn’t offer […]
  • Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

    HOUSTON (AP) — It’s been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn’t been able to get in touch with his parents who live there. While the Houston Astros designated hitter plays with a heavy heart and prays that his family is OK in the wake of the massive storm, […]
  • EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been […]
  • Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in Michigan, where Donald Trump triumphantly stamped the election last year, are giving the president mixed reviews nine months into his term in light of the all-but-dead effort to undo the Obama-era health care law. While Trump still remains popular with the Michigan GOP’s base, a number of state […]
  • Fatal explosions likely caused by chemical reactions

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say two explosions that killed three workers at a West Virginia industrial site earlier this year were likely caused by unintended chemical reactions. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the reactions were caused by “highly reactive or unstable” chemicals that formed in two tanks at […]
  • Doctor admits signing phony prescriptions as part of scheme

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey doctor has admitted signing prescriptions for patients he never saw as part of a scheme that cheated the state’s health benefits programs and other insurers out of nearly $25 million. John Gaffney, a 55-year-old Linwood resident whose medical practice is in Margate, pleaded guilty Friday […]
  • Trump aims to achieve congressional balancing act on taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan but negotiators must deal with the reality that any handouts to Democrats could quickly turn into turnoffs for the GOP. The White House and tax-writing Republican leaders are expected to begin filling in […]
  • Police: Stolen RV recovered with about 10 dogs still inside

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police in western Washington state say they’ve recovered a stolen motor home and reunited its owner with about 10 dogs that were inside. Authorities tell KING-TV (http://kng5.tv/2fgIENi) that police in Lacey on Saturday also took into custody one person in connection with the case. Officials say someone stole the Winnebago […]