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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:09:23 GMT2017-10-19T00:09:23Z

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....

Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:14:51 GMT2017-10-19T01:14:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash....

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:38:49 GMT2017-10-19T02:38:49Z

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....

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:50:49 GMT2017-10-19T03:50:49Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader....

GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:17:43 GMT2017-10-18T22:17:43Z

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....

Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquake

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:08:05 GMT2017-10-19T04:08:05Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots a photo of two young boys hanging on a wall spider-webbed with deep cracks. He puts it under his arm to carry it out for the family....

Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:02:40 GMT2017-10-19T03:02:40Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night....

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:58:14 GMT2017-10-19T02:58:14Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound....

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:42:13 GMT2017-10-18T23:42:13Z

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon....

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:13:25 GMT2017-10-18T22:13:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it....