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Five GOP senators now oppose health bill — enough to sink it
WASHINGTON — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama’s health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unl...
By Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
At pride events, protests claim prejudice, exclusion
NEW YORK — Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate pride celebrations that prioritiz...
By Deepti Hajela The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point
WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller, the somber-faced and demanding FBI director who led the bureau through the Sept. 11 attacks, and James Comey, his more approachable and outwardly affable successor, may be poles apart stylistically but both command a wealth of respect in the law enforcement and legal c...
By Eric Tucker and Jake Pearson The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker
SALT LAKE CITY — A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday. The blaze was one of several burning in the U.S. West as extreme heat chall...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Military heads want transgender enlistment hold
WASHINGTON — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader c...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Depp’s ‘assassin’ comments the latest in celebrity anger
NEW YORK — Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp asked...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets. “Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to our nation ...
By Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Second mistrial: Jury deadlocks again in Ohio cop’s murder retrial
CINCINNATI — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours ...
By Dan Sewell The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5M
ST. LOUIS — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it’s far from the largest. A federal judge in St. Louis on Tuesday approved the settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit file...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Forty people killed in bomb, gun attacks in three Pakistani cities
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said. A suicide bomber was involved in the first car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city ...
By Riaz Khan and Abdul Sattar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Senators ask military to clarify U.S. role in torturing detainees in Yemen
WASHINGTON — Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defense Department Friday after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican chair...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns
LONDON — One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise last week. The move comes as residents of thousands of tower blocks around Britain e...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name
MARODA, India — A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India. The new name, Trump Sulabh Village, i...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
North Korea says it’s ‘biggest victim’ in U.S. student’s death
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Friday called itself the “biggest victim” in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency denied that North Korea cruelly treated or to...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant
MARAWI, Philippines — The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told the Associated Press that Malaysian Mahmud bin Ahmad repo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president
PARIS — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the environment shouldn’t be a partisan issue. The actor-turned-Republican politician told reporters in Paris on Friday that he had a “wonderful” one-hour meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Schwarzenegger says he and Mac...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
 
  


 
 
 
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