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Trump handshake showdown: France’s Macron just won’t let go
BRUSSELS — U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron. At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white. Trump finally seemed rea...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump scolds NATO leaders, says spend more for military
BRUSSELS — Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance’s financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges “the people and taxpayers of the United States.” Trump, who has often c...
By Julie Pace Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press FULL STORY
FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; documents sought
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday. The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigat...
By Matthew Daly and Chad Day The Associated Press FULL STORY
Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car
ATHENS, Greece — Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded. Authorities said all three were conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
House Speaker: Lawmakers will meet new debt deadline
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan is assuring investors that Congress will meet a new deadline to increase the government’s borrowing cap and avert an economy-quaking default on U.S. obligations. Ryan says, “The debt ceiling issue will get resolved.” He spoke a day after Treasury Secret...
By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press FULL STORY
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory sa...
By Richard Lardner The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S.: More than 100 civilians killed in March Iraq bombing
WASHINGTON — A U.S. bomb that dropped on a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul set off explosive materials that had already been placed inside by Islamic State fighters, causing the structure to collapse and killing more than 100 civilians, a U.S. military investigation concluded Thursday. The 50...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large cities
HOUSTON — Everything is bigger in Texas, including population booms. Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that four of the five fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. during the 12 months leading up to last July 1 were in Texas, including some in its sprawling suburban area...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now a largely unexplored region. NASA’s Juno spacecraft spotted the chaotic weather once it began skimming Jupiter’s cloud tops last year, surprising scientists who assumed the giant gas planet would be rela...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California bullet train opponents refile suit over project
SAN FRANCISCO — Opponents of California’s bullet train have refiled a lawsuit against state legislation that allows high-speed rail money to be spent on electrification of Caltrain from south of San Jose to San Francisco. In a new filing Thursday, opponents named the lead plaintiff as the stat...
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Senators say tough report complicates health care bill
WASHINGTON — Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law. “It makes everything harder and more difficult,” Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said of a Congression...
By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is asking regulators for a 23 percent price hike next year b...
By Tom Murphy The Associated Press FULL STORY
Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care
WASHINGTON — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Tr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Oregon, California governors seek salmon disaster aid
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are seeking a federal disaster declaration to help salmon fishermen enduring a second bad year in a row. A record-low number of fall-run Chinook salmon returning to the Klamath River has led to fisheries restrictions, includi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Democrats advance single-payer California health care bill
Democrats advance single-payer California health care bill SACRAMENTO — A California bill to replace health insurance companies with universal government-funded care is advancing to a vote in the full Senate. But Democrats who back the measure have not identified a way to pay for the estimated ...
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Skydiver wearing a wingsuit crashes, dies in California
SAN FRANCISCO — The skydiver who fell to his death in a California vineyard was wearing a specialized jumpsuit that resembles a flying squirrel and undertaking an extreme but growing sport that can send people soaring through the air at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per ho...
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San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign
SAN DIEGO — Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. Charles LiMandri, an attorney for the parents, called the campaign a “politically correct solution ...
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Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend. Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement saying the vid...
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No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car’s trunk for miles
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look. They found an unconscious man who had somehow remained on the trunk for about 14 miles (23 kilometers). D...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Brewing company creates beer in honor of baby hippo Fiona
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo’s prematurely born hippo named Fiona is getting a new beer in her honor. Listermann Brewing Company is releasing a Team Fiona New England-style IPA. The hippo’s care team helped brew the beer. And the brewing company says 25 percent of the beer sales proceeds...
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