Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...


Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

Warriors Media Day Basketball

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Stephen Curry and President Donald Trump agree on one thing: The Golden State star is not going to the White House anytime soon. Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in...


New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

Mexico Earthquake-7

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new,...


'We'll look at every option': Luther Strange won't guarantee support for Mitch McConnell

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Republican primary in Alabama’s Senate race is a proxy battle between political outsiders, who largely support challenger Roy Moore, and the GOP establishment, which backs incumbent Sen. Luther Strange. But Strange on Saturday declined to give a vote of confidence...


Powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisis deepens with dam threat

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear....


The Latest: New quake an aftershock of potent Mexico temblor

Mexico Earthquake-11

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Seismologists say Saturday’s magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southern Mexico is believed to be an aftershock from a powerful Sept. 7 quake that measured 8.1 and killed at least 90 people. U.S. Geological Survey...


NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

Players Union Smith Football-1

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.” “Divisive...


World wonders: Could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan?

North Korea Nuclear Missile Launch Over Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Will North Korea’s next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That’s a question being asked after North Korea’s foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The world hasn’t seen an above-ground, atmospheric...


South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North...


Dog blood banks save pets' lives. But are the donors protected?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A website for a Texas-based company that provides canine blood products for veterinary transfusions nationally says it sources its blood “primarily from volunteer donors” and aims to “operate in a completely ethical, humane manner.” But an animal rights group contends...


As Catalan independence vote nears, Europe supports keeping Spain intact

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MADRID - A week before a highly contentious Catalonia independence referendum, the Catalan president continued to defy warnings from Spain’s national government to call off the October 1 “self rule” vote. “It will proceed because we had foreseen a contingency plan to...

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