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Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed "disrespect"

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:16:23 GMT2017-10-18T15:16:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show compassion for slain soldiers, strongly disputed that account....



The Latest: Sessions won't disclose Trump conversations

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:52:31 GMT2017-10-18T14:52:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times local):...



Health care plan sponsor says Trump offers encouragement

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:39:18 GMT2017-10-18T14:39:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A chief sponsor of a bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums said Wednesday President Donald Trump called to offer encouragement, a day after the president spoke favorably of the pact but then reversed course....



Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:33:40 GMT2017-10-18T14:33:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties....



Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:16:47 GMT2017-10-18T14:16:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely "exonerating" her before the 2016 election....



The Latest: Trump criticizes bipartisan health deal

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:00:45 GMT2017-10-18T14:00:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local):...



Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:42:15 GMT2017-10-18T13:42:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a Florida congresswoman "fabricated" an account of the commander in chief telling the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for."...



A Saudi Arabian first: Spokeswoman at kingdom's US embassy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:25:29 GMT2017-10-18T13:25:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Saudi Arabia feverishly portrays itself as ready to join the ranks of modern, tolerant societies, the kingdom has turned to a once-unlikely messenger - one of its daughters - to make its case to the West....



US home construction tumbled 4.7 percent in September

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:05:30 GMT2017-10-18T13:05:30Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building....



Trump again blasts NFL over players kneeling during anthem

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:04:18 GMT2017-10-18T13:04:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem....