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Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:22:41 GMT2017-09-23T12:22:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain's opposition to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law has dealt a likely fatal blow to the legislation - and perhaps to the Republican Party's years of promises to kill the program....

Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who kneel during anthem

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:06:11 GMT2017-09-23T11:06:11Z

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He's also encouraging fans to walk out in protest....

Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:42:33 GMT2017-09-23T10:42:33Z

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, contending that Sen. Luther Strange is a "swamp" fighter without close ties to GOP leaders....

Meetings with Prince Harry, Canadian PM for Melania Trump

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:24:41 GMT2017-09-23T12:24:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady....

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:51:05 GMT2017-09-23T11:51:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next version of President Donald Trump's travel ban could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries....

North Korea's H-bomb threat comes with potential risks

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:33:10 GMT2017-09-23T04:33:10Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war?...

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:58:01 GMT2017-09-23T03:58:01Z

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election....

Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:12:50 GMT2017-09-22T21:12:50Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico....

Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:25:38 GMT2017-09-22T21:25:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria....

Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:14:43 GMT2017-09-22T22:14:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators are examining Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on the taxpayers' dime for official business....