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Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:46
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters....

Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:19
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty plea to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan has set up a dramatic sentencing hearing that could land him in prison for life....

Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:03
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods....

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:10
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster....

911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:45
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives....

Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:32
KENNER, La. (AP) -- Authorities have suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday night blast and fire, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said....

Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:26
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history....

Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:00
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said Monday they are heartbroken and grieving but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people....

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:52
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....

NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:59
NEW YORK (AP) -- The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance....

Trump voters confront climate change in wake of hurricane

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:07
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....

1 missing, after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:47
KENNER, La. (AP) -- An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing....