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Senate Republicans cruise toward passage of budget plan

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:36:58 GMT2017-10-19T12:36:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans are on track to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes....

Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:30:07 GMT2017-10-19T12:30:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, the final resting place of Robert Kelly, a Marine killed Nov. 9, 2010, in Afghanistan....

As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:09:05 GMT2017-10-19T13:09:05Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before....

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:23:17 GMT2017-10-19T07:23:17Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform....

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic trading partner

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:02:19 GMT2017-10-19T09:02:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants....

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:29:53 GMT2017-10-18T18:29:53Z

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....

Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:31:52 GMT2017-10-19T03:31:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion....

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:56:15 GMT2017-10-19T08:56:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable....

The Latest: Trump gives GOP pep talk on $4.1T budget plan

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:07:49 GMT2017-10-19T11:07:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times local):...

Trump rejects claims he was disrespectful to grieving family

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:30:47 GMT2017-10-19T08:30:47Z

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....