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Senators reach deal on resuming payments to health insurers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:12:57 GMT2017-10-17T19:12:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up....

Trump to call families of slain soldiers, questions Obama

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:53:18 GMT2017-10-17T18:53:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday will call the families of four soldiers killed this month in Niger, the White House says, as Trump again casts doubt on whether his predecessor appropriately consoled the families of military personnel who died in war....

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:24:11 GMT2017-10-17T19:24:11Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect....

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:55:56 GMT2017-10-17T18:55:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....

New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:01:00 GMT2017-10-17T18:01:00Z

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory Tuesday and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains....

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:55:40 GMT2017-10-17T17:55:40Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faces has accelerated at an alarming pace and is worse now than at any time in his 34-year career....

Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:08:19 GMT2017-10-17T17:08:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy....

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:24:09 GMT2017-10-17T19:24:09Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever smaller since summer....

325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:55:41 GMT2017-10-17T14:55:41Z

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment....

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:06:35 GMT2017-10-17T19:06:35Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt....