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Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:11:36 GMT2017-11-18T08:11:36Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies....

Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:02:55 GMT2017-11-18T08:02:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women....

Palestinian official balking at US 'extortion or pressure'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:49:03 GMT2017-11-18T12:49:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal....

Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on Medicare

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:17:03 GMT2017-11-18T14:17:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks....

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:52:38 GMT2017-11-18T11:52:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House....

Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:53:43 GMT2017-11-18T08:53:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small....

State Department defends reorganization, admits low morale

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:40:29 GMT2017-11-18T08:40:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. At the same time, it allowed that a lack of communication with employees about Tillerson's intent to reorganize the department had contributed to low morale....

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:35:26 GMT2017-11-18T10:35:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."...

Workplace disputes in Congress cost $17 million since 1997

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:48:46 GMT2017-11-18T08:48:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, overtime pay disputes and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress....