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  • Trump says he’s putting political neck on line in Ala. race

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, contending that Sen. Luther Strange is a “swamp” fighter without close ties to GOP leaders. Before thousands of cheering supporters Friday night in Huntsville, Trump acknowledged that […]
  • Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The next version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president impose the new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share sufficient information with the U.S. or haven’t taken […]
  • Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. The 4-0 vote by the International Trade Commission sets up a […]
  • Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party’s last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the “Obamacare” repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure. Trump appealed to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a […]
  • US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump […]
  • NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Trump

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.” “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2017. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing on television from Los Angeles to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising in what became […]
  • Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent. “They’re ruining […]
  • Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

    BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said its sources in Rakhine claim the fires were started by members […]
  • Profiles of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in September 1957 all went on to seek higher education. Eight remain alive. While they’re most known for their collective story, they have their individual achievements as well. Here are their stories, as provided by organizers of the 60th […]
  • California gang members found guilty of killing 5

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were found guilty Friday of killing five people at a homeless encampment near Los Angeles in a feud involving drug debts. A jury found David Ponce and Max Rafael guilty of five counts of murder and one count of kidnapping, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office […]
  • Officer pleading guilty to lying to fly armed with weapon

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police detective is pleading guilty to lying to federal officials so he could fly armed on personal trips and allow a friend to avoid going through airport security. The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston on Friday said Sgt. Detective Bruce Smith has agreed to resign from the police force and […]
  • Russia: Relations with US poor over ‘Russo-phobic hysteria’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration’s “small-hearted” and “revengeful” actions and has plummeted further because of “Russo-phobic hysteria.” Sergey Lavrov told a news conference there has been a lengthy campaign claiming Russia interfered in the U.S. election to ensure […]
  • Judge rejects probation for anti-drug activist in gun case

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected probation for a Pennsylvania man arrested last year outside New York with a vehicle full of weapons while heading to the city to rescue a teenage girl from a drug den. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Sheila Venable ruled Friday that John Cramsey should go to […]
  • Convicted killer investigated after cellmate’s beating death

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man serving time on a drunken driving charge was beaten to death in an Idaho prison, and officials say his cellmate — who was convicted of killing his three small children more than a decade ago — is a suspect in the case. Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray […]