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Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:46:57 GMT2017-04-25T13:46:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico....

Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:51 GMT2017-04-25T16:30:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House committee investigating possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign said Tuesday....

Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:38:33 GMT2017-04-25T16:38:33Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a "narcissistic maniac," while his primary opponent called Trump's victory a "political and constitutional Sept. 11."...

Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:37:04 GMT2017-04-25T16:37:04Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser....

White-power groups banding together, but for how long?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:39:59 GMT2017-04-25T16:39:59Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together....

Voices from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:44:26 GMT2017-04-25T14:44:26Z

It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe....

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:04:03 GMT2017-04-25T11:04:03Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers....

Simulating mom's womb in research to help earliest preemies

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:22:45 GMT2017-04-25T16:22:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work....

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:12:56 GMT2017-04-25T15:12:56Z

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors apologized to investors and faced a series of protesters Tuesday at the first big shareholder meeting since a scandal over sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation....

Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone rings in court

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:35:22 GMT2017-04-25T16:35:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even Supreme Court justices forget to turn off their cellphones....