Donald Trump Immigration Speech: Watch Live


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The contentious issue has been a centerpiece of Trump's campaign, in which he vowed to deport illegal immigrants and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But there have been indications recently that Trump may soften his stance.

Donald Trump’s meeting with Enrique Pena Nieto leaves Mexicans infuriated

Mexico's president was savaged on social media and in political circles following his joint press conference Wednesday with Donald Trump, with many seeing a national humiliation in his welcoming of a man who has derided migrants as rapists and criminals. President Enrique Pena Nieto said Mexicans felt "aggrieved" and had disagreements with the Republican presidential candidate, but he never did what people here wanted most: demand that Trump apologize.

Poll: Trump trails Clinton by two points

Hillary Clinton is clinging to just a two-point national lead over Donald Trump, according to a new poll, a far narrower margin than most other surveys show. A Fox News survey published Wednesday shows Clinton winning 41% of the vote to Trump's 39%, with third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein earning 9% and 4% respectively.

Lawmakers say FEMA too slow to set up mobile homes

State lawmakers Wednesday lambasted the pace of mobile home setup for flood victims, saying it's unacceptable that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has moved only one manufactured housing unit into a yard nearly three weeks after the catastrophic flooding. Rep. Clay Schexnayder, a Republican who represents areas of hard-hit Ascension and Livingston parishes, criticized the FEMA mobile home program at a House homeland security committee meeting.

The Latest: Trump says Mexico meeting was ‘substantive’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is opening his long-awaited immigration policy speech by detailing the stories of illegal immigrants who committed violent crimes. Trump is telling thousands in the convention center in downtown Phoenix that he has "met with many of the great parents who lost their children to sanctuary cities and open borders."

Obama Defends Environmental Legacy, Rips Climate Change Deniers

"There is no contradiction between being smart on the environment and having a strong economy, and we've got to keep it going," Obama said. Appearing at the 20th anniversary of the yearly Lake Tahoe Summit, Obama spoke about the importance of protecting and preserving the environment and targeted Republican critics skeptical of climate change - referencing Donald Trump, though not by name.

Second Harvest Food Bank asking the Valley to take action to end hunger

Starting Thursday and all through September, the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 48 million Americans, including 15 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA.

New Survey Finds 75 Percent Of Americans Think Discrimination Still An Issue For Women

In the wake of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination as the first woman presidential candidate of a major political party in the U.S., women continue to face obstacles in politics and the workplace, according to a national poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research . Three-quarters of Americans think there is at least some discrimination against women in this country, although just as many say it has decreased over the past generation.

Watch live: Trump gives speech on immigration

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to deliver an immigration policy speech during a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Phoenix. Trump told thousands in the convention center in downtown Phoenix that he has "met with many of the great parents who lost their children to sanctuary cities and open borders."

US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

A federal ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court's jurisdiction, including California, Washington and Oregon.

Trump: US has right to choose immigrants most likely to flourish


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Donald Trump, in a speech on immigration Wednesday, said U.S. policies must serve the American people and the government should choose immigrants "we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish and love us." In the long-awaited speech in Phoenix, Arizona, amid accusations he was softening his hardline stance on the subject, Trump said that America's current immigration system "serves the needs of wealthy donors, political activists and powerful politicians."

A vote for low-tech elections

Someone has been hacking into voter registration databases and the FBI is on it. After James Comey's blowing off the evidence collected by his agents of Hillary Clinton's email crimes, however, there's considerable cause to be afraid, very afraid, for the legitimacy of the November elections.

Donald Trump looked, sounded confident in Mexico

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats - and a considerable number of Republican summer soldiers who play "can you top this" with each other to see who can say the most hateful things about their party's nominee - thought they had Donald Trump 's number. He was ignorant, a blustery racist, a blowhard bigot and maybe even guilty of mopery, a little bit crazy and unable to learn from his mistakes.

Midair collision kills 5 people in Alaska

Five people were killed when two small airplanes collided in midair Wednesday over a remote section of Alaska, the Alaska State Troopers reported. It's not known why the midair crash happened about 376 miles west of Anchorage, said Allen Kenitzer, with the Federal Aviation Administration office of communications.

To quell uproar, Maine governor seeking ‘spiritual guidance’

In this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a news conference at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Lepage said Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, he intends to seek "spiritual guidance" in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he left an obscene message on a Democratic lawmaker's voicemail and then said he wished he could challenge him to a duel and point a gun at him.

Trump says payment for border wall not discussed with Mexican president

After meeting with Mexican President Enrique PeA a Nieto, Republican nominee Donald Trump said that both countries must respect the others' right to build a border wall on their soil to stop the movement of people, illegal drugs and weapons. Trump said he and PeA a Nieto discussed his call for a border wall during their meeting at the president's official residence in Mexico City, but did not talk about Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for it.

New AG has tightrope to walk for lands-into-trust path

Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth is working with stakeholders on the lands-into-trust issue after Gov. Bill Walker decided not to appeal a recent court decision allowing the transfers. Photo/Elwood Brehmer/AJOC New Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth has been given a tricky assignment by Gov. Bill Walker: forge a compromise on lands-into-trust, a contentious issue that is developing around the legal status of certain Alaska Native lands.

Amtrak’s New Acela Trains to Be Faster, More Frequent

Amtrak's new Acela trains scheduled to hit the tracks in 2021 are expected to be faster than the current aging fleet and will run more frequently. Vice President Joe Biden announced the upgrade of Amtrak's trains, tracks and platforms along the Northeast Corridor which will be paid for with part of a $2.45 billion loan from the U.S. government, said the Boston Globe .

Tim Kaine: Richard Nixon More Ethical Than Donald Trump

Tim Kaine, the running mate of Hillary Clinton, believes GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has lower ethical standards than Richard Nixon, who resigned as commander in chief during the Watergate scandal. "Candidates for 40 years, both parties, this is not a partisan statement, have released their tax returns," Kaine said Tuesday at rally in Lancaster, Pa., The Hill reports.

Reince Priebus Rips Hillary’s Foreign Policy Speech to Veterans

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Wednesday ripped Hillary Clinton's foreign policy speech to veterans in Cincinnati, saying that the Democrat was "only promising more of the failed approach that has created new Jihadist hotspots around the world." "Whether it's her reckless mishandling of classified information on an illicit server, her failed policies as secretary of state which enabled the growth of ISIS, lying to the families of Benghazi victims, or dismissing the VA scandals as being overblown, Hillary Clinton has proven she lacks the judgment to be commander-in-chief," Priebus said.

Mexican president praises trade deal with US during Trump visit

Donald Trump was greeted by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto with an earful on trade and the importance of ties between the US and its southern neighbor. The Republican presidential candidate made a last-minute trip Wednesday to Mexico in his first visit after becoming the nominee to meet with a world leader - one who has publicly insulted him and criticized his immigration and border policies.

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Reinstate North Carolina Voting Limits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by North Carolina to reinstate for November's elections several voting restrictions, including a requirement that people show identification at the polls. The court, divided in part 4-4, rejected a request made by Republican Governor Pat McCrory after an appeals court ruled last month that the 2013 law discriminates against minority voters.

Meet the 30 year old running Breitbart News

When the Breitbart media empire was just starting, and still being operated out of late founder Andrew Breitbart's basement, Alex Marlow was the first hire. Eight years later, at just 30 years old, he is the editor-in-chief of Breitbart News, the longest-serving employee there - and a link to the outlet's origins that some conservatives believe have been abandoned.

Anthony Weiner Probed by Children’s Services Over Sexts

Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, is being investigated by New York City's child welfare agency for sending a suggestive photo of himself in underwear as his 4-year-old son lies nearby, The New York Post reports. The photo that sparked the probe shows Weiner lying in his bed in white underwear with his son Jordan in the background.

Trump Calls for ‘Updating’ of NAFTA After Meeting Mexico’s President

Donald Trump said in Mexico Wednesday that he had a "great substantive, constructive exchange of ideas" with President Enrique PeA a Nieto and said that the countries hoped to work together on five objectives - including renegotiating NAFTA and recognizing "the right of either country to build a physical barrier or wall on any of its borders." "Having a secure border is a sovereign right, and mutually beneficial," the Republican nominee said after a closed-door session with the Mexican president.

Kentucky’s Public Pension Faces Insolvency With Biggest Shortfall in US

Kentucky is the home of thoroughbred horse racing, well-regarded bourbon and politicians fighting over some of the most vexing problems facing U.S. public pensions. Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo called 100 adjourned members of the state House of Representatives back to Frankfort on Tuesday to discuss pension investment losses, more than $171 million of fees paid to money managers and potentially budget-decimating shortfalls.

As celebrities celebrate, legal experts assess the reasons for defeats of Angela Corey and others


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As voters around the country decided the fates of Sens. Marco Rubio and John McCain and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz, at least a few observers focused on the primary for Jacksonville's elected prosecutor . "Prosecutors possess much of the power to end mass incarceration and to make our criminal justice system smarter and more just," Legend said.

Lo and Behold, the Sacredness of the Internet

Werner Herzog's new documentary, Lo and Behold , Reveries of a Connected World , begins with religion and never really leaves it behind. As the film opens we are ushered down a hall at UCLA by Leonard Kleinrock, a computer scientist, on our way to seeing the first computer to communicate over the internet.

Emails: Hillary, Top Aides Crafted ‘Moral Argument’ To Discredit WikiLeaks Back In 2010

Two emails in WikiLeaks' Hillary Clinton archive show the former secretary of state and her Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan discussing ways to discredit the Internet transparency group. The emails in question - titled "more wikithink" - originated from Daniel Baer, the US Ambassador for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, who first reached out to Sullivan "in the middle of the night" on December 15, 2010.

Don’t Let Politics Crush Clinton Foundation

There are some serious people whom I respect, including some editorial writers and pundits, who have called for shutting down the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected president, even if Bill Clinton resigns from leadership, as he has promised to do. But not one of them - not one reporter who has breathlessly written about foundation donors attending meetings or lunches at the State Department - has cited a single fact showing that Hillary Clinton as secretary of State ever made a decision or influenced others on policy matters because of a foundation donation.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wins GOP Primary

The Arizona sheriff famous for his tough stance on illegal immigration and keeping jail inmates in tents easily won his Republican primary on Tuesday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is seeking election to a seventh term as the top lawman for the area around Phoenix, won about 66 percent of the vote, well ahead of ex-police chief and three-time opponent Dan Saban, according to unofficial election results posted online by the county.

Trump: Democrats the Party of ‘Slavery’

Donald Trump, pressing an effort to woo traditionally Democratic voting black and Hispanic voters, is portraying the party as one tied to a notorious history of slavery and segregation. The Washington Post reports the GOP nominee, on the stump in the state of Washington Tuesday night, argued no group has suffered more under Hillary Clinton's policies than African-Americans.

Mylan Fails to Stop EpiPen Firestorm as Senators Seek Answers

Mylan NV's latest attempt to deflect criticism over the price of allergy shot EpiPen failed to get the drugmaker out of the sights of Congress. Last week, Chief Executive Officer Heather Bresch was quick to react to the mounting political scrutiny over EpiPen's price hike with measures to reduce patients' out-of-pocket costs for the shot's $600 brand-name version.

Pence: Trump’s Mexico meeting could set up immigration talks

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence predicted Wednesday that Donald Trump's meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto could help set the stage for immigration talks between the two nations at some point, and called it "the beginning of a conversation." "Well, I think it's going to be a meeting between two leaders.

Calcium supplements linked to higher risk for dementia


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Food sources of calcium, including milk, cheese, ricotta, yoghurt, sardines, kale, broccoli, spinach, soy beans, kidney beans, lentils and figs . If you take a calcium supplement to stave off osteoporosis , you might want to consider eating more yogurt and spinach instead.

The Kennedy Half-Century

Based on Larry Sabato's new book, THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy's life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president.

Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii

President Barack Obama is opening a two-day environmental tour aimed at showcasing conservation efforts before traveling to Asia, where climate change is high on the agenda for his final trip to the region. In Nevada on Wednesday, Obama plans to visit Lake Tahoe and speak at a summit dedicated to the iconic lake's preservation.

Why Stanford bans hard liquor on campus


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Statistics don't lie about link between alcohol and campus rape, but some still challenge the approach and the linkage. Stanford University has announced a new policy cracking down on booze on campus, NPR reports .

The Note: Trump Crosses the Border To Mexico

TRUMP MAKES SURPRISE VISIT TO MEXICO TODAY: Donald Trump says he has accepted an invitation from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to meet with him Wednesday. "I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow," Trump tweeted Tuesday night.

Random Thoughts: Be Woke


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Both the Hillary and Trump campaigns would benefit from locking candidate in underground bunker and only letting surrogates talk for them. If #NeverTrump decided to put their full might behind Trump, I'd be surprised if they moved things one percentage point.

FSU football player eats lunch with student sitting alone

For one day, a mother says she didn't have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph. For one day, a mother says she didn't have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph.

What to expect from Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico


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But Trump won't take any reporters with him and there's little time for productive talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto -- which might be just as well. Pena Nieto has criticized Trump's rhetoric and policy talk of a big, beautiful border wall, mass deportations, and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement .

Time to John Birch the Alt-Right

Last week saw one of the most remarkable moments of this most remarkable political season. A major politician defended the conservative movement and the Republican party from guilt-by-association with a fringe group of racists, anti-Semites, and conspiracy theorists who have jumped enthusiastically on the Donald Trump train: the so-called alt-right.

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Folks, I just do not know what is going on in our country anymore. A pro football player was celebrated for refusing to stand for our National Anthem because he says America suppresses blacks.

First Read’s Morning Clips: On the Border

From Benjy Sarlin and Hallie Jackson : "Immigration experts across the political and ideological spectrum are eagerly awaiting any clarity they can get after parsing through a blizzard of inscrutable quotes from Trump and his campaign." More, from the Washington Post: "PeA a Nieto last Friday invited both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico, his office said in a statement provided to The Washington Post on Tuesday night.

Tesla’s new Autopilot features, Chevy’s fuel cell truck, and more

It's unclear whether desperation or arrogance is more to blame for Volkswagen's systematic use of illegal, emissions tampering software in 11 million diesel-powered vehicles around the world. It is clear is that despite stifling stop-sale orders, a tarnished reputation and billions of dollars in recalls, repairs and buybacks, the company does not lack confidence-at least publically.

Hillary Clintona s unpopularity hits …

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 's unpopularity has hit a new high, as she's erased some of the good will built up in the wake of last month's Democratic National Convention, according to an ABC News-Washington Post poll released Wednesday. Thirty-eight percent of registered voters now have a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton , compared to 59 percent who reported an unfavorable view.

The Irony of Clinton Embracing ‘Snowden-Approved’ Security App

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks revealing a mass surveillance program of U.S. citizens helped terrorists and weakened national security. Meanwhile, she denied-and continues to deny-similar allegations directed at her " during the first Democratic Party debate, Clinton said Snowden should "not be brought home without facing the music."

Why it Matters: The Role of Government

In this April 8, 2013, file photo, copies of President Barack Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are prepared for delivery at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington. It's the Goldilocks conundrum of American politics: Is the federal government too big, too small or just right? Few think it's just right.

The big takeaways from Tuesday’s primary elections


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With veteran politicians' jobs on the line and Mayor Lenny Curry pushing a plan to pay off the city's long-standing pension debt, many voters had a chance to deliver a sea change to Jacksonville's political landscape. When the polls closed, voter turnout barely broke 29 percent.

Trump to meet with Mexican President during last minute trip

Donald Trump is traveling to Mexico Wednesday to meet with the country's president just hours before he is set to deliver a speech focused on immigration policy. "I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow," the Republican presidential nominee tweeted Tuesday.

5 things to know about the Dakota Access Pipeline

In what looks to be a possible sequel to the Keystone XL Pipeline dispute, another fight has begun over a proposed US oil route. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has sued the federal government, saying the Native American tribe was not properly consulted over the project to construct a 1,168-mile crude oil pipeline that extends over four states.

Austrian economy minister adds his ‘nein’ to US trade talks debate

Austria's economy minister said talks on a EU-U.S. free trade agreement should be halted, adding his voice to an increasingly polarized debate on both sides of the Atlantic over whether to keep the negotiations going. A sign against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade agreement is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, March 26, 2016.

Why Khamenei thinks he won

Since the completion last year of a landmark deal limiting Iran's nuclear program, the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has lashed out again and again at the US for its supposed failure to live up to its end of the bargain. But a speech he gave on Aug. 1 in Teheran took his anti-American rhetoric to a new level.

Election fraud alleged in lawsuit filed by Bayonne GOP group

Accusations of election fraud that flew between the city's longtime Republican chairman and a recently formed Republican group earlier this summer have since been formalized in a lawsuit by the latter. In a July 15 complaint filed in Hudson County Superior Court, the "Real Republicans" group accuses GOP chairman Vincent Cuseglio of having enlisted people to run for committee spots they were ineligible for, among other claims.

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On March 3, 2016 Senator Ted Cruz told the FOX News debate audience he would support Donald Trump if he was the Republican nominee. Bret Baier: Senator Cruz will you support Donald Trump if he is the nominee? Senator Ted Cruz: Yes, because I gave my word I would.

Chicago police seek firing of 5 officers involved in Laquan McDonald shooting

Police superintendent Eddie Johnson on Tuesday recommended that four patrolmen and a sergeant be fired for their roles in the shooting of Laquan McDonald in October 2014, reports say. McDonald was shot 16 times by police officer Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is among those recommended for firing and is facing a charge of first-degree murder, the Chicago Tribune reports .

Tax blitz: Apple ordered to cough up billions

Apple was ordered to pay as much as 13 billion euros plus interest after the European Commission said Ireland illegally slashed the iPhone maker's tax bill, in a record crackdown on fiscal loopholes that also risks inflaming tensions with the United States. The world's richest company benefited from selective tax treatment that gave it an unfair advantage over other businesses, the European Union regulator said on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton has Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi sing Hey Jude in her honor

Two Canadian women 'caught smuggling $23MILLION worth of cocaine into Sydney on a cruise ship' after a lavish world tour featuring bikini selfies, coconuts on the beach and quad biking Trump is heading to MEXICO: Republican candidate confirms he will meet with president on whirlwind visit ahead of major speech in Arizona which will finally clarify his immigration policy Hawaii's Big Island braces itself for Madeline as hurricane warning is issued - just as Obama heads there for major conservation congress Incredible surveillance footage captures the moment a woman saves two kids after their car erupts into flames following a crash at a gas station Mystery jogger is ruled out as a suspect in Karina Vetrano's murder as police say they are about to release a sketch of a man they want to question Sportscaster Craig Sager will have third bone marrow transplant in three years as he continues ... (more)

Reader fires back on Fox rhetoric

Larrry Rascoe's every word in his op-ed came straight from Fox Radio WHOP talking heads dogma word for word, loop to loop five days a week by Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity on 12:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. then 99.7 FM, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Mark Levin and Michael Savage-all day, which should be sued for worst slander, using vicious, nastiest ugly name calling of our current honorable president who I am very proud of. President Obama hasn't been "my way or the highway" cowboy, invading Iraq on phony WMDs , causing deaths of over 6,000 coalition forces, over 30-60,000 injured troops, which was covered up then but exposed by icasualites.org.

DTN’s MarketVision Online Tool Forecasts Field Yield, Profit Potential

DTN'S MARKETVISION ONLINE TOOL FORECASTS FIELD YIELD, PROFIT POTENTIAL Aug. 31, 2016 Source: DTN/ The Progressive Farmer news release Have you ever held out from making a grain sale, thinking the market might give you another nickel, only to watch the market head the other direction instead? DTN MarketVision, powered by FarmLink, is designed to help farmers resist that temptation. Launched in January, the online tool combines local price information with individual field-by-field yield potential to provide selling opportunity indicators and production-related decision measures.

Duterte ready to discuss Philippine drug killings with Obama

The Philippine president says he is ready to discuss his bloody anti-drugs campaign, which has sparked U.S. concerns as the body count in the crackdown climbs alarmingly, with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of an Asian summit next week. Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday that he would first explain the context of his crackdown before engaging Obama in a discussion of the widespread deaths.

Southland Assembly members divided on immigration bill

A bill that would further limit interactions between California law enforcement agencies and federal immigration agents is getting a mixed reception from Southern California Assembly members, with at least several still undecided. The bill, SB 54, passed the state Senate in April.

reclaimed nativism

Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Donald Trump has gone too far with his attacks on Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Army Capt. Humayun Khan... A Donald Trump White House would be a disaster, and this goes way beyond any ideological difference.

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Ah, Marco Rubio. After his humiliating pounding in his own home state's presidential primary at the hands of Donald Trump, a beleaguered Rubio swore he was done with politics: A month later, Rubio went back on his "word"-which I put in scare-quotes because Rubio doesn't seem like the kind of person who actually understands what promises are-and decided to run for re-election anyway.

Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up

High pressure over the Great Basin pr... North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain. But the storm was not expected to surpass tropical-storm strength before curving out... North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain.

Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain. But the storm was not expected to surpass tropical-storm strength before curving out... North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain.

Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

Supporters of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., cheer as early results are announced during a primary election party, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla. Supporters of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., cheer as early results are announced during a primary election party, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla.

Trump may meet with Mexican President Pena Nieto ahead of immigration speech


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This file photo taken on August 22, 2016 shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures following his speach during a campaign rally in Austin, Texas. This file photo taken on August 22, 2016 shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures following his speach during a campaign rally in Austin, Texas.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's senior aid Huma Abedin, center, departs a fundraiser at a private home in Southampton, N.Y. Abedin says she is separating from husband Anth... . Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, waves after defeating Jerzy Janowicz, of Poland, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in New York.

The head of the Chicago Police Department wants to fire the…

The head of the Chicago Police Department is looking to fire five police officers who were involved in the high-profile 2014 shooting of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Tribune reports . Jason Van Dyke, the officer who killed 17-year-old McDonald after he shot the teen 16 times , is among the officers named.

Maine majority leader blasts gov’s anti-Lowell remarks

The majority leader of Maine's House of Representatives wrote to elected officials from Lowell and Lawrence Tuesday to disagree with comments made Monday by Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who said drug dealers from Lowell and Lawrence are supplying Maine with opiates. LePage was attending a conference of governors in Boston on Monday when he said that black and Hispanic drug dealers from Lowell, Lawrence, and several other communities supply the majority of opiates to Maine residents.

Indicted Democrat bounced from Congress

For the second time this election year, Democratic primary voters have defeated a veteran black member of Congress who had been hit with corruption charges, as voters on Tuesday rejected the re-election bid of Rep. Corrine Brown , making her the fifth U.S.House incumbent to be defeated in 2016. Brown was indicted in July on federal charges that she funneled money supposedly raised for an education fund to her own personal use; the 12 term lawmaker joins ex-Rep. Chaka Fattah in being defeated this year under an ethical cloud.

a White Lives Mattera groups added to list of hate groups

The Federal Aviation Administration was alerted to the drunk driving history of Alfred "Skip" Nichols and the agency investigated him in 201 AUSTIN - The Southern Poverty Law Center, the watchdog group known for tracking hate groups, is adding "White Lives Matter" to the list. Black Lives Matter is not on the list, because the SPLC says the leaders and founders of that movement have done "nothing at all to suggest that the bulk of the demonstrators hold supremacist or black separatist views."

Murphy Beats Grayson to Face Rubio for Senate

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has won the Democratic nomination to face Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Murphy defeated fiery liberal Rep. Alan Grayson on Tuesday, aided by the backing of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

Anti-Vaxxers Continue to Jeopardize Kids

The contrast between parents' attitudes about vaccines today and a decade ago is striking. A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing the shots for their children.

USDA to reopen offices closed after email threats

USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said offices in Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina and Kearneysville, West Virginia, will open Wednesday with additional security enhancements. USDA offices in Hamden, Connecticut, and Leetown, West Virginia, will remain closed while waiting for security improvements or notifications to union officials.

WWII Army vet honored with medals, 70 years after service

It's the humility of Stewart Marshall and veterans like him that sticks out like a battle scar across the brow. "So often it is not the veterans - in fact it's almost never the veterans who do this, it is friends and family members who start this process - but it's absolutely critical," said South Carolina U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who presented nine honors to the Indian Land, S.C. resident Tuesday.

Air Force’s KC-135 pilots enjoy thrill of refueling at 39,000 feet

The brown, craggy terrain of the Rockies, bluish rivers and the green of trees seem so close, and then a massive B-52 bomber comes into view, flying directly at you. Sure, your enjoyment of the view is hampered slightly by the fact that you're lying flat on your stomach and you have about a foot of room on any side, but it's still awe-inspiring to see such power gliding through the sky, seemingly effortlessly.

Nationwide search underway to ID murder victim

Using a forensic sketch, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office sent the image to Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr to post on his Facebook page. The victim was found about 8:30 p.m. on Fambrough Cemetery Road , about 185 miles north of Columbus in Watkinsville, Ga.

Flashback: In 2010 Larry King Live Interview, Donald Trump Advocated For Racial Profiling Of Latinos

During a 2010 interview on CNN's Larry King Live , Donald Trump advocated for Arizona's contentious SB 1070, also known as the "Papers Please" law, which compelled law enforcement officers to ask for proof of citizenship based on someone's "race, color or national origin" or "thick foreign accent." Trump justified his support for the law claiming "there's killings all over the place," "the drug dealers are coming in," and backed the racial profiling aspect of the law saying "Mexico doesn't have a lot of blondes."

Hillary Wants To Shut Down Non-Compliant Gun Dealers

In response to a questionnaire given to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Hillary Clinton referenced a Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco and Firearm statistic that says many gun dealers do not follow federal gun laws but few have their licenses revoked. "New York has no control over another state's gun laws, so it has to depend on the federal government to enforce federal firearms laws against irresponsible gun dealers across the country.

Clinton wraps up Hamptons fundraising swing

Hillary Clinton is wrapping a fundraising blitz in the Hamptons, where she has racked up millions during a three-day swing. The Democratic presidential nominee hopped from mansion to mansion in the tony New York oceanfront vacation destination, appearing at parties and dinners where the contributions ranged from $1,000 to $100,000 for guests and hosts.

Kentucky lawmaker says governor left threatening voicemail

Days after Matt Bevin took office in December, the Republican governor went to work on an ambitious project: persuading some Democratic state representatives from conservative districts to switch parties, giving Republicans control of the state House for the first time since 1920. Two representatives did switch parties, while two more resigned to take other jobs.

The Latest: Actors union endorses Clinton for president

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, accompanied by Democratic Party activist Jay Snyder, left, leaves after a fundraiser at his home in East Hampton, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

North Cape May Student Awarded Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships. Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently supporting 163 students totaling $576,500 in support this year.

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offences. Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug convictions, arguing they lead to excessive punishment and incarceration rates unseen in other developed countries.

State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI

The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server. Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton.

FBI found 30 Benghazi-related emails from Clinton’s server

The State Department said on Tuesday about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of emails the FBI recovered during its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. The State Department's lawyers said in court on Tuesday it's unclear how many of those 30 emails weren't included in the 55,000 pages Clinton had previously turned over, opening the possibility of more information on how Clinton responded to the Benghazi terror attacks before Election Day.

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The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham has urged a gathering on the historic Boston Common to vote in the November election. The Rev.

Maine man ordered to repay nearly $80K for federal program fraud

A Jay man was sentenced to one year and a day in prison for federal program fraud during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court before Judge Jon D. Levy. Timothy P. Gallagher, 47, also was ordered to undergo three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term and to pay $79,639 in restitution, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

House Democrats demand FBI probe of Donald Trump ties to Russia hacks

Top House Democrats on Tuesday asked the FBI to investigate a possible connection between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and suspected computer hacks by the Russian government. In a letter to FBI Director James Comey, the lawmakers cited Mr. Trump's praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and policy positions they said could benefit Russia as warranting an investigation.

Obama Commutes ‘Harsh’ Sentences for Over 100 Inmates

Another 111 federal inmates saw their prison sentences reduced by the Obama administration on Tuesday, including nearly three dozen people with life sentences. The commutations, on top of 214 that were announced earlier this month , bring the total since Obama took office to more than 670 - more than the past 10 presidents combined, according to the Department of Justice.

Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics. Republicans, including Majority Whip John Cornyn ofTexas, had joined with Democrats in hopes of revising the 1980s and '90s-era federal "tough on crime" laws to reduce prison overcrowding and save taxpayer dollars.

Trump and the limits of the tabloid candidacy

Donald Trump Trump on whether it's smart to campaign in Washington state: 'Who knows?' Trump and the limits of the tabloid candidacy The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE , it was fun, and effective, while it lasted. For nearly a year, Trump deployed a strategy that worked well for him for three decades.

FEMA urges flood victims to read denial letters carefully

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage you to carefully read letters indicating denial of flood assistance. So far, FEMA has approved more than $315 million for home repairs, temporary housing and other needs assistance.

USDA closes 6 offices after threats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has temporarily closed six offices in five states after receiving several anonymous threats, USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said Tuesday. The affected offices are in Fort Collins, Colorado; Hamden, Connecticut; Beltsville, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Kearneysville and Leetown, West Virginia.

Agriculture closes offices in Conn., other states after threats

The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious. USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said in a statement that the department had received "several anonymous messages" late Monday that raised concerns about the safety of USDA personnel and facilities.

The Old Guard honored by Legion

The American Legion today presented its highest honor to those tasked with guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the Legion's 98th National Convention in Cincinnati. American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett presented the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, more popularly known as The Old Guard, with the Legion's Distinguished Service Medal.

Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack

A federal appeals court has refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 on Tuesday that Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri can't challenge the commission's authority to hear his case until the proceeding has run its course.

President Obama to guest edit next issue of Wired Magazine

In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the release of Americans by Iran, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

Avondale: Mayor, City Council seats on the ballot

Avondale voters will choose among three candidates vying for the mayor position and between five candidates seeking to fill three City Council spots. Avondale: Mayor, City Council seats on the ballot Avondale voters will choose among three candidates vying for the mayor position and between five candidates seeking to fill three City Council spots.

Rep. Tom Cole: GOP Has ‘Not Done a Very Good Job’ on Race

There are millions of conservative African Americans in the United States, but Republicans have not "done a very good job" of taking the party's message into the nation's communities, Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole said Tuesday. "It takes understanding," the Deputy Majority Whip told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.

Comey: FBI Wants ‘adult Conversation’ on Device Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year. Default encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark," Comey said in a cybersecurity symposium.

Letter: Republican racism no longer veiled

Finally, the thin veil of innuendo covering racism from the political far right is dropping away into the cesspool of bigotry. The new Joseph Goebbels spin doctor campaign manager and the new Herman Goering chief adviser to their “leader” have shown their true colors.

SC Democrats Denounce Trump’s ‘Hateful Rhetoric’

A trio of House Democrats is calling on congressional Republicans to denounce what they called "hateful rhetoric" by Donald Trump. Pointing to the role that strong language can play in politics, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn said Tuesday during a press call organized by the Hillary Clinton campaign that House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should "stand up and disavow the kind of hateful rhetoric that we're hearing from Donald Trump, the Republican nominee."

Shannon Graham

The man she accused of raping her was convicted of sexual assault - but a Nova Scotia woman says she regrets going to the authorities. Shannon Graham, 22, told police that her common-law spouse, Jared Beck-Wentzell, sexually assaulted her in their home in Bridgewater, N.S. in July 2014.

Major airlines fined for misinforming passengers


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The Federal Aviation Administration has fined four major airlines for failing to accurately inform passengers about how much compensation they are entitled to when they are bumped from an overbooked flight or their luggage is lost, damaged or delayed.

Five things to know today, and one poll shows closer race in Pennsylvania


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Here are five things to know in Pittsburgh business today: Polls tightening in Pennsylvania Business Insider has the details of several polls released Monday, including one from Emerson College Polling Society in Massachusetts that shows GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is only behind his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton by 3 ... (more)

Another Clinton donor, another email that wasna t turned over

What she wanted was something that seemed right up Clinton's lane: more emphasis on women's issues at a coming meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the star-studded session the Clintons host each year. And what Disney did was what well-connected Clinton donors did: She reached out directly to Secretary of State Clinton and Clinton's top aides at the State Department.

67 Organizations Urge Justice Dept. to Improve Data Collection Mandate on Deaths in Police Custody

In a letter sent yesterday, the organizations responded to DOJ's proposal for implementing the Deaths in Custody Reporting Act , which requires police departments across the country to disclose details to the federal government about custodial deaths. DICRA was signed into law in 2014 in response to a troubling lack of reliable data on these deaths and DOJ is currently collecting comments on its implementation proposal that was published August 4, 2016.

Australian State of Victoria Bans Fracking

The Australian state of Victoria has announced a ban on fracking and all unconventional onshore gas exploration. The ban is in response to widespread community opposition to these industries and a recent Government consultation that demonstrated a wide range of objections.

Senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

CYBER CRIME: Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit US-CYBER-HEIST-G20-EXCLUSIVE A man rides an electronic bike past a billboard for the upcoming G20 summit in Hangzhou 1 of 1 Items A man rides an electronic bike past a billboard for the upcoming G20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, July 29. NEW YORK - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. In the letter sent to the White House ahead of the Sept.

FBI: Man threatened to kill President Obama, attack a mosque

Federal authorities have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama, bomb several police stations and attack a mosque. Forty-year-old Joseph Garguilo appeared in Boston federal court on Monday to face a single charge of possessing ammunition, which violated the terms of a recent restraining order filed by his ex-wife.

FCC Won’t Appeal Municipal Broadband Court Loss –

Earlier this month the court halted the FCC's attempt to dismantle protectionist state broadband laws, which have been written and lobbied for by ISPs in 19 states to hinder municipal broadband expansion . The New York Times takes a look at how broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast and CenturyLlink refuse to upgrade many rural customers, but simultaneously are fighting to pass laws ensuring these towns can't upgrade themselves, either.

McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz face primary tests

Both Republican and Democratic incumbents face challenges from their respective party's insurgent wing in Tuesday primaries, as GOP Sen. John McCain and Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz battle to retain their spots in Congress. In Arizona, McCain faces a test from Kelli Ward, a conservative 33 years McCain's junior who has suggested his age means he's too old for a sixth term.

FBI Warns of Election-System Hacks

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states. In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI said it's investigating the pair of incidents and advised states to scan their systems for specific signs of hacking.

Kasich back in New Hampshire with nostalgia, eye on future

Former Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov.John Kasich, left, endorses Chris Sununu, right, for New Hampshire's governor during a news conference Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Concord, N.H. . Former Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right, endorses Chris Sununu, left, for New Hampshire's governor during a news conference Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Concord, N.H. The former presidential candidate and chief Donald Trump critic is the first of 2016's failed GOP hopefuls to return to the state since the February primary.

Clinton aide Abedin leaves husband after new ‘sexting’ revelations

"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin, 40, said in a statement. Long time Hillary Clinton staff member Huma Abedin, pictured on August 15, 2016, announced in the midst of the campaign that she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner following new revelations that he "sexted" another woman.

Goodyear Thailand to build $162 million aviation tire factory

The expansion will help the tire maker capture growing demand for radial tyres as commercial airlines are rapidly converting their fleets to radial tires from bias tires, Managing Director Finbarr O'Connor said in a statement. The demand for radial tires is expected to improve as new commercial planes use them as standard, because they are lighter than bias tires and more suitable for aircraft landings.

Dotcom hearing to be live-streamed

A New Zealand judge has granted permission for the hearing of German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's appeal against his extradition to be streamed on YouTube, making it the country's first court case to be broadcast on the Internet. The six-week hearing opened in Auckland this week, nine months after a lower court ruled Kim Dotcom could be sent to the United States to face copyright infringement and money-laundering charges over the filesharing website Megaupload.

Aug. 30: Kaepernick, Trump and Osgood

Morristown, N.J. : Colin Kaepernick, civil rights crusader. Really? Now that his career is rapidly drawing to a close, now that he's secured his multimillionaire status and has essentially nothing to risk, he's standing up for a principle - or, rather, sitting down.

The prevailing moods

Nine days ago I published a column saying we had been set up for an 80-day narrative of Donald Trump's closing the polling gap on Hillary Clinton.

Save the Warthog

The official government watchdog, the impartial Government Accountability Office, has joined the chorus of voices raising doubts about the Air Force's plan to eliminate the A-10 attack plane from the American armory.

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The heroes of route 17: Quick-thinking strangers are captured on dashcam plucking a helpless woman from her burning car after an out-of-control truck caused horrific 10-vehicle pile-up New York plane bound for Seattle is forced to divert after 'freaked out' man who was seen popping pills tries to open door mid-flight Hunt for mystery man who used to run same route as murdered jogger Karina Vetrano and has not been seen since she was dragged off the trail and killed Notorious former hacker reveals how criminals can steal your details in just THREE easy steps when you connect to public Wi-Fi Could the Paleo diet save YOU from a heart attack? Just 8 weeks of cave man lifestyle 'dramatically cuts block up in your arteries' US tourist in Australia has $40,000 in CASH he was carrying in his backpack 'to buy a boat to sail home' stolen by muggers who attacked him on bush track EXCLUSIVE ... (more)

The Real Racist in the2016 Presidential Race

As the polls tighten with Donald Trump pulling even or ahead of Hillary Clinton, the left is getting frantic. Mrs. Clinton is reaching into the Democrat playbook, pulling out their go-to and typically successful Hail Mary fourth down play: the race card.

Russian hackers targetedArizona election system

Hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russians were behind the assault on the election system in that state. The bureau described the threat as "credible" and significant, "an eight on a scale of one to 10," Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan , said Monday.

Mexico’s finance secretary resigns after Trump visit

One of President Enrique Pena Nieto's closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, resigned Wednesday in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Mexico. Pena Nieto has taken responsibility for inviting Trump, but a former government official familiar with the workings of the administration said Videgaray would have played a preponderant role in the decision.

New war college institute zeroes in on maritime Russia

The U.S. Naval War College has opened a new institute to zero in on Russia's approach to maritime issues as that country continues to assert itself in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere. Faculty and students will study Russian decision-making on maritime issues, the legal and trade implications of the melting sea ice in the Arctic and questions about deterrence, among other topics.

Hermine brings cancellation, postponement of weekend events

The potential of drenching rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine as it moves up the East Coast has forced the cancellation or postponement of many Labor Day weekend events and the closing of some schools and government offices. Hermine made landfall as a hurricane in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday.

Indonesians keep pride in Obama link even as high hopes dim

As Barack Obama's presidency nears its end, Indonesians still speak with pride of the childhood years he spent in their country, though much of the enthusiasm has faded along with the impossibly high expectations of what the first African-American president would achieve. A fan club, books, a statue, a cafe and even a movie were all part of the mania for Obama in the world's most populous Muslim nation after he was elected president in 2008.

It Will Be Yuge

This is the most anticipated event since the GOP convention in Cleveland and will likely be the most watched, most talked about and most dramatic of all Donald Trump's speeches to date. If I didn't know better, I'd suspect that all of Trump's hemming and hawing, and his repeated postponements of "The Immigration Speech," were designed solely to boost interest in, and publicity for, the speech he finally does give.

Cruzbots Going All Out For Hillary

Typical of the Ted Cruz mindset, a Colorado Republican activist and Ted Cruz Supporter, Regina Thomson, is coordinating attack ads against Donald Trump: She learned this stuff from Lyin' Ted, who never met a principle he wouldn't betray in his lust for power.

GOP silent on AFFH, as Democrats target House seats in wealthy suburbs


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The conventional wisdom holds that Republicans will maintain control of the House even if Donald Trump loses the presidential election decisively. However, most of those who subscribe to this view believe that the Democrats have some hope of taking the House.

Trump on Kaepernick: ‘Maybe He Should Find a Country That Works Better for Him’


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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand for the National Anthem in a preseason game on Friday. "I think it's personally not a good thing," Trump said Monday on The Dori Monson Show.

Ask Away: Be prepared for US airport security

I am travelling to the United States next month to visit family who I haven't seen since before 9/11. I've been nervous about visiting the States and flying domestically, especially since I've heard the lines for security checks are very long and airport officials can be very strict.

In latest policy rollout, Clinton puts forward agenda to combat mental illness

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Hillary Clinton on Monday put forward a package of initiatives aimed at improving the plight of tens of millions of Americans coping with mental illness and pledged, if elected president, to hold a White House conference on the issue within her first year in office.   The plan, the Democratic nominee said, seeks to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health-care system during her tenure as president.

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Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Donald Trump has gone too far with his attacks on Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Army Capt. Humayun Khan... A Donald Trump White House would be a disaster, and this goes way beyond any ideological difference.

Is Earth getting a long distance call?

Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Donald Trump has gone too far with his attacks on Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Army Capt. Humayun Khan... A Donald Trump White House would be a disaster, and this goes way beyond any ideological difference.

Column: Trump’s hot air balloon is ripping

Donald Trump's supporters can pretend otherwise, but deep down they must know the truth: Trump has been playing them for fools all along. All that bluster about creating a “deportation force” to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and kick them out of the country? Forget about it.

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues - and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly. Despite its second move in five days to make EpiPens more affordable for consumers, maker Mylan N.V. still faces condemnation from critics who accused it of price-gouging.

Report: DSCC Delays Strickland Ad Buy

The independent expenditure arm of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is delaying a planned ad buy on behalf of Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland, according to a report, fueling concerns among Democrats that the former governor's race against Republican Sen. Rob Portman is in danger of slipping away. The news was first reported by The Washington Post , which said the committee had canceled a weeklong, $500,000 buy scheduled to start in the middle of September.

FAA Drone regulations to boost…


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"You'll see thousands of drones used all kinds of purposes very, very quickly. Amazon, Google, EBay delivering packages with them.

This Is What Gun Control Means in Practice

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Trump disavows robo-call from David Duke

Donald Trump's campaign is disavowing support from a prominent white nationalist, David Duke, who is once again causing problems for the Republican nominee by claiming that Trump is a kindred spirit. Duke is running for Senate in Louisiana, and he has recorded an automated call pitching both his and Trump's campaigns as a way to halt increases in immigration and cure what he calls racial aggression.

In Asia, Obama faces TPP test amid opposition at home


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U.S. President Barack Obama says he's hopeful that once the election for the White House is over, "there will be more attention to the actual facts" of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. U.S. President Barack Obama says he's hopeful that once the election for the White House is over, "there will be more attention to the actual facts" of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

CNN edits Donald Trump tweet referencing ‘Crooked Hillary’ Clinton

Even when CNN was presenting Donald Trump's own words, some at the network tried Monday to make sure to edit disrespectful references to Hillary Clinton . In a tweet Sunday night, the Republican presidential nominee called on Mrs. Clinton to release her full medical records in response to speculation, which Mr. Trump has fueled, about the former first lady's health.

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A Texas appeals court has overturned a law that allowed state officials to regulate signs along highways and interstates, saying parts of the regulation violate free speech rights. The Austin American-Statesman reports the 3rd Court of Appeals ruled the 1972 Texas Highway Beautification Act improperly regulates billboards and signs based on what they say.

U.S. Meets Target of Admitting 10,000 Syrian Refugees


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The United States on Monday met President Barack Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced. Obama sought a sixfold increase in the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United States.

Clinton: Can’t say “which Donald Trump” will be at debates

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly finding a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.

Pro-Johnson group to launch new ad this weekend

Hollywood star Robert Redford made a plea Monday for donations even lower than the average movie ticket price to defeat Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, while a super PAC supporting the incumbent said it planned to launch a new half-million dollar attack ad portraying Democrat Russ Feingold as weak on national security. Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold defends his plan for fighting terrorism ahead of a new attack ad expected to be launched by a group supporting his opponent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Madison, Wis.

Senate hopeful won’t say if OK with Trump having nuke codes

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana declined Monday to say whether he's comfortable with Donald Trump serving as commander in chief and possessing the nation's nuclear launch codes. Rep. Todd Young, a former Marine who's said he intends to back the GOP nominee, avoided directly answering the question several times in an interview with The Associated Press.

Judge: Citizens United must disclose donor information to NY

A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must reveal information about major donors to the state's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge ruled Monday as he rejected First Amendment claims. U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein said that states have a strong interest to ensure that charities do not serve as fronts for fraud and crime and the lawsuit by the conservative organization, Citizens United, failed to show that the requirement "lacks a substantial relation to these important governmental interests."

Upcoming a oeThe Simpsonsa Episode Will Spoof Trump University

Executive producer Al Jean reveals to TVLine that one of the episodes coming up for season 28 will contain a not-so-subtle reference to Trump University, currently the subject of multiple lawsuits alleging fraud. In the episode, Jean explains, financial guru Suze Orman, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writing instructor Robert McKee are educators at a school launched by the wealthy Mr. Burns.

Eldridge, Arkansas Democrats back medical marijuana

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge endorsed legalizing medical marijuana on Monday, a move that comes days after Arkansas Democrats voted to support making the drug available to some patients. But both Eldridge and state Democrats stopped short of endorsing either one of two competing ballot measures on medical marijuana.

Bair Is Honored To Receive The Very Prestigious Angels In Adoption 2016 Award

The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries was recently selected as a recipient of the 2016 Angels in Adoption award Online PR News 29-August-2016 New Wilmington, PA The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Angels in AdoptionTM Program honors a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions in adoption, Permanency and child welfare. Each year, the Angels in AdoptionTM awardees travel to Washington, D.C., to both celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issues and participate in special events designed to engage them in using their personal experience to effect change on behalf of children in need of families.

Federal Support Continues for Survivors in Louisiana

The Federal Emergency Management Agency , along with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and volunteers from around the country, continues to support and assist flood survivors in Louisiana. Since President Obama's major disaster declaration to 20 parishes in South Louisiana, more than 128,000 households registered for FEMA assistance - with FEMA approving more than $385 million for survivors so far.

‘Maverick’ no more. McCain is sticking with Trump

Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Donald Trump has gone too far with his attacks on Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Army Capt. Humayun Khan... A Donald Trump White House would be a disaster, and this goes way beyond any ideological difference.

U.K. Foreign Investment Sets Record, Boosted by Emerging Markets

A record number of overseas investments were made in the U.K. in the 2015-16 financial year, buoyed by a surge from emerging markets, making the country Europe's most popular for external financiers. Total projects funded by foreign direct investment rose 11 percent to 2,213, the Department for International Trade said in a statement Tuesday.

FBI: State Election Systems Were Hacked

Voter registration databases and other election systems in two states have been hacked, according to the FBI and local officials, who launched an investigation this month following the discovery of malicious software on a state computer. In an Aug. 18 warning notice obtained by Yahoo News, the FBI said that hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks.

Court denies request to list Johnson as Libertarian in Ohio

Former New Mexico governor, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, left, stands with his vice presidential running mate, former Massachusetts governor William Weld during a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Concord, N.H. less Former New Mexico governor, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, left, stands with his vice presidential running mate, former Massachusetts governor William Weld during a campaign rally Thursday, ... more Several hundred people stand in the rain to hear Former New Mexico governor, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speak during a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Concord, N.H. Several hundred people stand in the rain to hear Former New Mexico governor, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speak during a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Concord, N.H. Rain falls as former New Mexico Gov. and ... (more)

Former Chicago official gets 10 years in red light camera bribe case

A former Chicago transportation official was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for using his influence to expand contracts for the city's red light traffic camera program in a $2 million bribery scheme. John Bills, 55, was convicted in January on every charge he faced connected to the scheme, including mail fraud, wire fraud, filing false tax returns and bribery.

Court denies asylum to 28 detained Latin American mothers

A court in Philadelphia has upheld a ruling that would send 28 detained immigrant mothers and their children back to Latin America despite the women's claims they would be persecuted upon return. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Monday denied asylum to the women from Honduras, Guatemala and Ecuador, saying their fears they'd face violence at home are "not credible."

Senate hopeful won’t say if OK with Trump having nuke codes

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young speaks after receiving the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Indianapolis, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Indiana's Senate campaign has gained national prominence as Republicans try to hold onto the open seat also being sought by former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh.

Anthony Weiner Scandal: Is Sexting an Addiction?

"Sexting, like drug use, leads to a rush of dopamine in the brain," addiction expert Dr. Perry Halkitis, tells TheWrap It's easy to laugh at Anthony Weiner's latest sexting scandal, after all, the former New York Congressman - who resigned in disgrace in 2011 after sending explicit picture of himself to women he met online - has done it again. "It's an addiction," Prof.

Ain’t no bar low enough for Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks on stage during a campaign event in Dimondale, Mich., on Aug. 19. In the past three days we have seen, again, that the general offensiveness of Donald Trump has no bounds. That no personal tragedy is too painful for him to exploit.

Happy Hour Roundup

Continuing efforts to reach out to black voters who have largely avoided supporting Donald Trump to this point, the Republican nominee's campaign announced that he will visit Detroit on Saturday to speak to the president and CEO of the only African-American-owned and -operated national Christian television network. Trump will appear at Great Faith Ministries, a church in the heart of the city, and be interviewed by Impact Network President and CEO and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, the campaign said in a statement from surrogate Mark Burns, a pastor who set up a meeting between the candidate and Jackson.

NH dairy farmers in crisis

Experts are calling it a perfect storm -- low milk prices and high feed costs -- and it means our region is losing as many as 10 dairy farms a month. "Dairy farming is pretty tough right now," said Ed MacGlaflin, who has been milking cows for more than 40 years.

Jaycee Dugard can’t sue US parole officials for poor…

Jaycee Dugard can't sue federal parole officials who failed to report parole violations by the man who later kidnapped her and held her captive for 18 years in a shed outside his California home, a federal appeals court has ruled in a published opinion. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Dugard in a 2-1 decision on Friday, report the Orange County Register and Courthouse News Service .

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Mr. Trump is so disliked among college-educated voters, especially white women, that he is at risk of losing by double digits in several districts that the 2012 Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, carried comfortably. Crooked Hillary's brainpower is highly overrated.Probably why her decision making is so bad or, as stated by Bernie S, she has BAD JUDGEMENT Keep calling an obviously intelligent woman dumb, Donald.

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal


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Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman. Abedin, who as vice chair of Clinton's campaign is destined for big things if the Democrat is elected president, stayed with Weiner after a sexting scandal led him to resign from Congress in 2011 and after a new outbreak of online misbehavior wrecked his bid for New York mayor in 2013.

Abe Lincoln Trashes Clinton and Trump in This Insane Ad for Libertarian Gary Johnson

And now for something completely different in an election season dominated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - a political ad starring "Dead Abe Lincoln" telling voters they "just got screwed" by the two-party system. "What Abe Lincoln prophesied about Trump and Hillary," created on a shoestring budget by viral video mavens the Harmon Brothers, touts Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in a push to have the former New Mexico governor included in the upcoming presidential debates.

Pence Defends Trump’s Response to Nykea Aldridge Shooting

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Sunday defended his running mate Donald Trump's controversial response to the "unimaginable" shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. During an interview with CNN's Jake Tappe r, Pence said "Donald Trump has a plain-spoken way about him."

Kaepernick will sit through anthem until therea s change

Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress - specifically when it comes to race relations in the United States. He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand.

Round 2: Marzullo Baby Watch

Meteorologist Frank Marzullo and his wife Leslee are expecting their second baby boy this September! Due date is Sept. 6. Donald Trump says he'll deliver a detailed speech on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona - but it's anyone's guess what he might say.

Business Highlights

The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues - and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly. Mylan N.V. has faced intense criticism for hiking the price for the potentially life-saving drug more than 500 percent after acquiring the product in 2007.

Fort Campbell Soldier, Volunteer Firefighter receives commendation for saving a child

Congratulations to Woodlawn Volunteer Firefighter and Staff Sergeant James Munns for receiving a letter of commendation from the City of San Antonio Fire Department for his heroic efforts on August 11th while he was in Texas for military schooling. According to the letter from San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, "Munns took quick, skilled actions in treating a toddler for symptoms of potential heat exhaustion from being left alone in a hot car for an extended amount of time."

Judge to hear objections to closing church shooting hearing

Police say they are searching the terminals and social media posts show many people fleeing Los Angeles International Airport amid rumors of a possible shooting. A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic... Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York.

Ukraine Journalist and ‘Personal Enemy’ of Vladimir Putin …


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A Ukrainian journalist who reportedly considered himself a "personal enemy" of Russian President Vladimir Putin was found dead in his apartment on Sunday, the day after he had celebrated his 54th birthday. The Kyiv Operatyvny reported Alexander Shchetinin was found dead on his Kiev apartment balcony by friends who had come to congratulate him.

Little Girl Cries During Dad’s Traffic Stop Because She’s…


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Little Girl Cries During Dad's Traffic Stop Because She's Afraid of Police - Here's How the Officer Responded A black father in Texas took to Facebook to thank a local police officer for comforting his daughter during a traffic stop. According to WFAA-TV , Michael Harris was pulled over earlier this month while driving with his daughter Mikylie, who was napping.

Brexit leader calls Trump ‘the new Ronald Reagan’

Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage wrote an op-ed for the Daily Mail over the weekend recounting his trip to the United States to campaign with Donald Trump, saying the rally he attended "was more like a rock concert than a political meeting" and asserting Trump will "be the new Ronald Reagan." Farage joined Trump at an event in Jackson, Mississippi, last week, further fueling comparisons between the populist brand of politics that drove the Brexit result and have sparked Trump's political rise -- an analogy Trump himself highlighted when he tweeted, "They will soon be calling me MR.

Editor’s Letter: Turn Off Trump TV

It makes sense that former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and Breitbart 's executive chairman Stephen Bannon are now adviser and chief executive, respectively, for the Donald Trump campaign. Ailes, who the campaign insists has no formal or informal role, turned Fox News into the de facto mouthpiece for the GOP; Breitbart , the site for those who think Fox News is too namby-pamby, was instrumental in the proliferation of birtherism, the rise of Tea Party darling Sarah Palin, and the propagation of the idea that the American straight white Christian man is losing ground to people of color, women, queers, and infidels; and both outlets constantly echo the strains of American nationalism.

Drudge Report Goes for Hillary Clinton Lesbian Rumor With Its Weiner Headline

Not much is beneath the standards of right-wing blogger Matt Drudge, even insinuating Hillary Clinton's aide is leaving her husband to shack up with the presidential nominee. Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner today found himself in the middle of another sexting scandal, even after the first one derailed his political career and embarassed his wife, powerful Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Republicans ask Clinton Foundation to produce correspondence

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stands with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, after accepting the nomination on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. The Republican National Committee asked the charity of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's family on Monday to produce all correspondence its staff had with the U.S. State Department while Clinton served as America's most senior diplomat.

In Blow to Colorado Residents, Anti-Fracking Measures Fail to Make Ballot

Two measures seeking to restrict fracking in Colorado have failed to make the 2016 ballot, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Monday. Williams said supporters failed to collect enough "valid voter signatures" for Initiatives 75 and 78, which would have given local authorities more power to regulate fracking and implemented mandatory setbacks for oil and gas activity around schools, playgrounds, and hospitals, respectively.

Top StoryTrump plans detailed immigration talk as questions remain

Donald Trump says he'll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration - but it's anyone's guess what he will say. The announcement came late Sunday in a tweet by the Republican presidential nominee after days of wavering - and at least one canceled speech - on a question central to his campaign: Whether he would, as he said in November, use a "deportation force" to eject the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

Donald Trump’s immigration waffle: Will speech clear up wavering deportation policy?

Donald Trump says he'll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration -- but it's anyone's guess what he will say. The announcement came late Sunday in a tweet by the Republican presidential nominee after days of wavering -- and at least one canceled speech -- on a question central to his campaign: Whether he would, as he said in November, use a "deportation force" to eject the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

Weiner’s wife is leaving him amid a new sexting scandal

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is leaving her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal. "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin, vice chair of Clinton's presidential campaign, said in a statement issued by the campaign.

Obama Warned Us – No Place for Games


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Add your name if you think the Supreme Court is no place for partisan political games: http://ofa.bo/2auVlDO #DoYourJob @BarackObama

Kenneth Branagh on Shakespeare: Charlie Rose

Tonight's program celebrates William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death with actor Kenneth Branagh on his return to Shakespeare after ten years in his 2014 role of Macbeth. Tonight's program celebrates William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death with actor John Lithgow on starring in Shakespeare in the Park's 2014 production of King Lear.

Trump plans detailed immigration talk as questions remain

Donald Trump says he'll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration - but it's anyone's guess what he will say. The announcement came late Sunday in a tweet by the Republican presidential nominee after days of wavering - and at least one canceled speech - on a question central to his campaign: Whether he would, as he said in November, use a "deportation force" to eject the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Roads and terminals were reopening after but travel delays ensued, after reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused the panicked evacuation of hundreds of people.

Trump says he’ll speak Wednesday on immigration

Donald Trump says that on Wednesday, he'll deliver a detailed speech on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration. There are questions as to what Trump will say about a "deportation force" he talked about in November that would eject the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

German official: EU-U.S. free trade talks have failed

"The negotiations with the U.S. have de facto failed," Sigmar Gabriel said during an interview with German television ZDF. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership was meant to be one of Obama's legacies, but talks with the European Union have stalled as opposition to the deal grows.

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for... A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said.

On Syria, Democrats look to deflect the conversation

In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria , pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world's turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism. The conflict in Syria remains a major conundrum for both President Barack Obama and Clinton , his former secretary of state.

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Clark County Councilor David Madore deliberates with county council members during the final hearing for the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update in June. Madore's Alternative 4 was not adopted.

Letter: Herrera Beutler fails constituents

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler doesn't support the Healthy Families Act. If you are a constituent of hers, why should you be outraged? a According to govtrack.us, since being in Congress she has missed 15.8 percent of her 3,991 roll call votes.

A Changing Landscape in the Syrian War


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A Turkish boy waves to Turkish tank convoy driving into Syria from the Turkish Syrian border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 26, 2016. On Friday, after four years of conflict, buses evacuated about 8,000 of the remaining residents of the Syrian town of Daraya, a suburb of Damascus, something that brought cheers from pro-government fighters.

Latinos Rally for Trump in – Operation Taco Bowl’

A group called "Latinos for Trump" held its first rally in Orange County on Sunday, named "Operation Taco Bowl" after an infamous Donald Trump tweet . Hispanics and African-Americans joined other Trump supporters in voicing both their support for the Republican presidential nominee and their opposition to the Democratic Party and its nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump’s doctor speaks out


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The doctor that produced the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his campaign speaks out. Amy Kremer and Tharon Johnson weigh in. The doctor that produced the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his campaign speaks out. Amy Kremer and Tharon Johnson weigh in.

Trump plans detailed immigration talk as questions remain

" Donald Trump says he'll deliver a detailed speech on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona " but it's anyone's guess what he might say. The announcement came late Sunday in a tweet by the GOP presidential nominee after days of wavering " and at least one canceled speech " on a question central to his campaign: Whether he would, as he said in November, use a "deportation force" to eject the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primary

" A challenge to longtime U.S. Sen. John McCain leads the lists of contests drawing attention in Tuesday's Arizona primary election. Here's a look at some of the races and issues: Sen. John McCain is seeking a sixth term, and his main challenger in the Republican primary is former state Sen. Kelli Ward.

A $400 million cash payment to Iran has little precedent

" A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran. The money was sent to Iran on Jan. 17, the same day Tehran agreed to release the prisoners.

France meets Muslim leaders, experts after burkini row

France's Interior minister has gathered leaders of the country's Muslim community, experts and lawmakers to mend relations between Islam and the French state undermined by the burkinis dispute. Bernard Cazeneuve, who also has government responsibility for maintaining good relations with religious denominations, told the La Croix newspaper ahead of Monday's meeting that he wants to create a foundation to help promote "an Islam of France" that respects French secular values.

Obama urges Republican Congress to combat Zika

This week, President Obama called on Republicans in Congress to take action and vote to fund the Administration's response to the Zika virus. In February, Obama asked Congress to fund emergency resources, including mosquito control, fast-tracking diagnostics tests and vaccines, tracking the spread of the virus, and monitoring women and babies with Zika.

A date with lots of destiny

Henry Fonda as a dishy "Young Mr. Lincoln" hanging out with Marjorie Weaver's Mary Todd notwithstanding, first dates for future occupants of the Oval Office may not seem like ideal romantic movie material. But "Southside With You" shows how and why it can be done.

How Strong Is the Case for a Fed Rate Hike?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen still has faith. On Friday she expressed confidence that tighter labor markets over time will push inflation back to the central bank's 2 percent goal, setting up a rate hike this year -- possibly as soon as next month -- if jobs data remain strong.

The man with a master plan for Hong Kong

No stranger to controversy and unpopular with the public, development chief Paul Chan is just getting on with the job of finding more land to house the city's growing population It was a Friday afternoon, 2013. Ex-accountancy sector lawmaker Paul Chan Mo-po - who had just survived a year in office as secretary for development - had his eyes glued to the television in his 18th-floor corner office at Tamar.

Why it Matters: Climate Change

THE ISSUE: It's as if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live on two entirely different Earths: one warming, one not. Clinton says climate change "threatens us all," while Trump tweets that global warming is "mythical" and repeatedly refers to it as a "hoax."

Senate Democrats Get New Ally – Bernie Sanders

Sanders will help raise money, attend rallies for Senate candidates, but he won't turn over donor list to DSCC Sen. Bernie Sanders's post-Labor Day blitz will be the first time since his presidential run ended almost two months ago that he has helped Democrats as they try to win a majority in the Senate. The senator from Vermont is preparing a post-Labor Day blitz of campaign activity, according to three sources briefed on his plans, offering what Democratic leaders hope will be a late-in-the-race boost from the liberal icon to the party's slate of Senate candidates.

Gay Marriage Stand Won’t Cost Ohio GOP Senator His Seat

Citing his college-age son, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman became the first Republican senator to back marriage equality. When Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced his decision to support marriage equality in March of 2013, he explained that his change of heart on the issue came after learning that his college-age son, Will, is gay.

Louisiana Lawmakers to Determine Flooding Response

Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves says he will keep working to overhaul the way the country responds to natural disasters like this month's devastating floods in his home state. Flood waters were rising, so Rep. Garret Graves threw his kayak and paddle board on his truck, just in case.

Analysis: Desire to Avoid Bush Missteps Could Taint Obama Legacy

Barack Obama's relative inaction in the Middle East will shape - and, perhaps, taint - his legacy, an ironic twist to a presidency conceived in part by his own criticism of his predecessor's military overreach in the region. The outgoing commander in chief opted against enforcing his own "red line" against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Russian hackers said to have targeted Arizona election system

Hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russians were behind the assault on the election system in that state. The bureau described the threat as "credible" and significant, "an eight on a scale of one to 10," Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Arizona Republican Secretary of State Michele Reagan, said Monday.

The Latest: Plane on tour when it crashed in Louisiana

The Latest on the investigation into Friday night's crash of an airplane into Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans : Authorities say a small plane that crashed in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans had been chartered by a couple taking an aerial tour of the city. The plane crashed as it neared New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Police search LA airport, many evacuate as shooter reported

Police say they are searching the terminals on Sunday night and social media posts show many people fleeing Los Angeles International Airport amid rumors of a possible shooting. Scores of people could be seen on social media and on TV news running from the terminal out on to the sidewalks and streets.

GOP presidential nominee Trump plans major ad buy Monday

Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date - upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.

Police investigate incident at LA airport

Police say they are searching the terminals on Sunday night and social media posts show many people fleeing Los Angeles International Airport amid rumors of a possible shooting. Scores of people could be seen on social media and on TV news running from the terminal out on to the sidewalks and streets.

It Takes a Ruling-Class Village to Staff the White House


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Lloyd Blankfein, left, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, is greeted by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a panel discussion entitled "Equality for Girls and Women: 2034 Instead of 2134?" at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 24, 2014 in New York.

Reports of shooter at LAX are false, police say

Police have responded to reports of an armed suspect at Los Angeles International Airport late Sunday, but have not found any evidence of a shooter, according to several news agencies. Police responded to multiple 911 calls from the airport about a possible armed suspect, both NBC and ABC have reported.

Scorpene leak: DCNS seeks injunction to prevent further publication…

Scorpene leak: DCNS seeks injunction to prevent further publication of data Melbourne, Aug 29 : In a bid to prevent further publication of the information regarding the leaked documents pertaining to Indian Navy's six Scorpene submarines, French shipbuild The company DCNS, which is at the centre of a global submarine data leak scandal, wants to prevent the Aussie publication, The Australian, from releasing any more confidential data contained in 22,400 secret documents because it may cause harm to its customer -- the Indian Navy. Lawyers for DCNS have told The Australian that the company will seek an injunction in the Supreme Court of New South Wales to prevent further publication of documents.

Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there’s change

Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America - specifically when it comes to race relations. He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand.

Why Clinton Republicans matter

Not since Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign has there been such widespread public disavowal by Republicans of their party's nominee. The Hillary Clinton Republicans will be one of the most important legacies of the 2016 campaigns.

Trump to discuss immigration stance

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Sunday he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.

Beyonce Continues to Trash Police at MTV VMAs- PHOTOS

Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime performance was a cop-hating political statement in support of the Black Panthers - a Marxist group whose leader Huey Newton was was arrested for shooting Police Officer John Frey . Beyonces dancers in black berets at #SB50 paying homage to the Black Panthers 50 years after their #formation in '66 pic.twitter.com/YXpzBkkm6s On Sunday Beyonce was back at it.

Jackson: Pricey mailings draw critics in an election year

The four- to eight-page tabloid newspapers have Rep. Chris Smith's name in the banner and his picture on just about every page as he meets with constituents, leads hearings or delivers speeches. Topics for stories include legislation sponsored by the Republican from Mercer County, local public works projects he got funded, his ongoing drive for global human rights and how high school students can apply for a chance to attend a military academy or get their art shown in the Capitol.

S.Korea, U.S. to Step Up Anti-Submarine Operations

South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to share information about submarines in North Korean waters after the North successfully launched a ballistic missile from a submarine last week. A meeting of Navy brass from the two sides "discussed ways to analyze and share information about the maritime environment in the sphere of operations in waters around the Korean Peninsula," a military source said on Sunday.

Analysis: Louisiana will need Congress’ help after flooding

Insurance payments and traditional federal aid programs won't be enough to respond to the catastrophic flooding that ravaged tens of thousands of homes across south Louisiana, wrecking entire subdivisions and devastating entire cities. But the state delegation lacks some of the seniority it once had, and stalemates in Congress have made it difficult to even get funding for a Zika virus response to final passage, raising worries that flood disaster aid may be hard to get.

Twitter users blast ‘abysmal’ BBC remakes of iconic shows as the ‘worst things on TV’

Heavenly Beyonce flutters down the red carpet in a winged dress with her little angel Blue Ivy as she is joined by her Lemonade entourage and mothers of gun violence victims at the MTV VMAs Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6 on Afghan mountaintop are revealed in new analysis that reveals he died fighting and killing Al Qaeda with his BARE HANDS Mariah Carey's dying, HIV-positive sister is arrested for prostitution after 'using her sister's lyrics to promise a "sweet, sweet fantasy" to cops' in New York vice sting Michigan family that REFUSED to allow a same-sex couple to get married on their orchard to preserve their 'religious freedom' will stop hosting weddings all together after backlash The fuse is lit! 'Dreamers and doers' descend on Black Rock City for world famous Burning Man festival that operates purely on a barter system 'I'm coming if you'll let me in': ... (more)

FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Baker

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening another disaster recovery center in Baker to provide assistance for those affected by the floods. The center, at the Baker Council on Aging, 3334 Jefferson St., will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the indefinite future.

Clinton argues that Trump is no typical Republican

Hillary Clinton is working hard to prove Donald Trump isn't a normal Republican - and down-ticket GOP candidates are just fine with that. Clinton went full blast against Trump's racism last week, the latest in a series of high-profile speeches aimed at disqualifying the GOP nominee by showing that he's much worse than the run-of-the-mill Republican.

Near Total Media Blackout on Hillary Clinton’s Sunday Mega-Fundraisers

Hillary Clinton attended two mega-fundraisers in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York on Sunday where she raised well over $3 million-and the media is not reporting on the Democratic presidential nominee's activities for the days. There are no articles on Clinton's Sunday fundraisers, just a one line mention with no details by the AP buried deep in a story about Clinton's rival Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Other than that, nothing, even though Sunday marks the start of a three-day fundraising blitz in the Hamptons by Clinton.

Hillary Clinton’s faulty economic plan

One of the dumbest statements in modern times was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's declaration that "the best way to stimulate the economy" is through food stamps and unemployment insurance. This economic mumbo jumbo defies basic common sense and helps explain why we still have more than 40 million Americans on food stamps - evidently, the more that get free food, the more prosperous we become.

Trump warns of a riggeda election, recruits volunteers to monitor polling places

Fearing a "rigged" election, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is recruiting volunteers to monitor polls on Election Day - prompting voting rights advocates to prepare for fallout and say the real estate mogul's language already is bordering on voter intimidation. In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has called on his supporters in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio to go beyond simply voting on Nov. 8. He is urging them also to be on the lookout for any funny business on Election Day.

News Analysis: Clinton Foundation scandal hurts Hillary Clinton’s…

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is seeing yet another scandal piling on top of others scandals, which hurts her campaign by shifting attention away from Republican candidate Donald Trump, experts said. At the center of this latest in a string of Clinton controversies is the Clinton Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

‘Make sure America stays America’: Trump adviser explains …

Trump campaign senior adviser Boris Epshteyn on Sunday dismissed concerns that Donald Trump had softened his immigration stance and insisted that the candidate would "make sure America stays America." "The key is to contrast what Donald Trump is saying to what Hillary Clinton is saying," Epshteyn told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield.

Politicos spar over ethics surrounding Clinton Foundation

Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday over whether Hillary Clinton crossed ethical lines during her tenure as secretary of state by talking with people outside the government who had contributed to her family's philanthropy foundation. Donna Brazile , the interim head of the Democratic National Committee , said it's not unusual for supporters and activists to seek out private meetings and that there's no evidence Clinton did any favors on behalf of foundation donors.

State agency proposes reform to unemployment benefits system

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A panel of state lawmakers is examining whether Ohio's unemployment benefits system is sustainable and whether any solvency issues need to be addressed.The committee of six appointed Republicans and two appointed Democrats was recently created after a bill aimed at resolving the system's challenges stalled in the legislature.The ... (more)

Clinton Foundation official plays defense over accusations

A top Clinton Foundation official defended its "lifesaving work" Sunday amid new criticism and pay-to-play accusations over Hillary Clinton's connections to its top donors. "None of the Clintons have ever taken a salary and don't profit from the foundation," Craig Minassian, the Clinton Foundation's chief communications officer, told MSNBC.

A guide to Florida’s primary election

In this Aug. 17, 2016 photo, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, right, listens to St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman during a news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. Crist is running as a democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 13th District in Florida.

Billionaire Clinton Foundation Donor Denied Entry Into US Because Of Terror Ties

The multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor was denied entry into the U.S. last year because of his ties to a Lebanese organization that has allegedly given money to the terrorist group Hezbollah, The Los Angeles Times reports . The news, which was based on interviews and government documents, comes weeks after emails surfaced showing that in 2009, a Clinton Foundation adviser asked Hillary Clinton's State Department deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, for a favor on Chagoury's behalf.

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Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November. She said the private Clinton Foundation's charitable programs would continue if she's elected, even as Trump and other critics argue they would present a conflict of interest.

What Trump has taught us about immigration

Is he or isn't he? That's been the question of the week about whether Donald Trump is "softening" his hardline stance on illegal immigration, adopted ahead of the Republican primaries. What exactly is going on with Trump and immigration remains the subject of uncertainty and debate.

News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw attention in Arizona primary

A challenge to longtime U.S. Sen. John McCain leads the lists of contests drawing attention in Tuesday's Arizona primary election. Here's a look at some of the races and issues: Sen. John McCain is seeking a sixth term, and his main challenger in the Republican primary is former state Sen. Kelli Ward .

German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

In this April 23, 2016 file picture a man walking on stilts and dressed like the Statue of Liberty attends a protest against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, ahead of the visit of United States President Barack Obama in Hannover, Germany. Germany's economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday Aug. 28, 2016 that free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, citing lack of progress on any of the major chapters of the long-running negotiations.

A guide to Florida’s primary election


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Florida voters will go to the polls Tuesday and select the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day.

Changes at Snake River dams helping Idaho sockeye salmon

In this July 11, 2006 file photo, water pours out of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Pomeroy, Wash. Federal officials say structural changes at two Snake River dams in Washington state are helping more endangered sockeye salmon make the trip upstream to central Idaho this year.

The Latest: Pence sidesteps questions on gun trafficking

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is sidestepping questions about the flow of guns into Illinois from his state as the U.S. presidential campaign delves into the issue of Chicago violence. The Republican vice presidential nominee would not answer direct questions Sunday about guns from Indiana coming into Chicago during CNN's "State of the Union" show.

Police release man over murder of Portslade teen as stalker complaints emerge

'You should never play in the NFL again. Move to Canada': 49ers fans burn Kaepernick jerseys to the national anthem after the $114million athlete refused to stand 'to protest black oppression' Sibling gang members out on parole are charged with shooting Dwyane Wade's cousin dead with stray bullet outside a school in Chicago 'I'm coming if you'll let me in': Barbra Streisand claims she will relocate to AUSTRALIA if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in US election REVEALED: Usain Bolt got party girls to flash their breasts at him and then made them stand on a 'podium' while he awarded them medals EXCLUSIVE: Two United pilots are 'arrested at Glasgow Airport for being too DRUNK to fly to New Jersey' - as it's revealed both are military veterans Family is outraged after teacher plays Underground Railroad game with elementary school students and sends only African American child in the class ... (more)

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'You should never play in the NFL again. Move to Canada': 49ers fans burn Kaepernick jerseys to the national anthem after the $114million athlete refused to stand 'to protest black oppression' Sibling gang members out on parole are charged with shooting Dwyane Wade's cousin dead with stray bullet outside a school in Chicago 'I'm coming if you'll let me in': Barbra Streisand claims she will relocate to AUSTRALIA if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in US election REVEALED: Usain Bolt got party girls to flash their breasts at him and then made them stand on a 'podium' while he awarded them medals EXCLUSIVE: Two United pilots are 'arrested at Glasgow Airport for being too DRUNK to fly to New Jersey' - as it's revealed both are military veterans Family is outraged after teacher plays Underground Railroad game with elementary school students and sends only African American child in the class ... (more)

Do your part to save Cuba’s apartheid dictatorship: Rent…

Renting Fidel Castro's yacht will be the new publicity backdrop that will be the next thing to enter the arena in order to convert the "Acuarama II," as it is named, into an appetizing bait. For some time, the auto rental business, Grancar, has been renting a couple of replicas of his legendary Russian limousine; unpublished photos of the ex- Comandante en Jefe are sold in various auctions as collection pieces, and now, exceeding all imagination and surpassing a whole flotilla of boats designed for the good life, the new boat bamboozle that the tourist group Gaviota will offer emerges: a sophisticated trip in the boat of the modest, humble and simple leader, Fidel.

China, US Face Off In New Space Race: Mars 2020

China and the U.S. recently announced plans to send rovers to Mars in 2020, signaling the start of a new space race. China's plans to land a solar-powered rover on Mars in July or August of 2020 while NASA intends to launch its own $2.1 billion dollar nuclear isotope powered Mars 2020 rover the same month.

Watch Paige VanZant DESTROY Her Opponent In Latest Fight [VIDEO]

The blonde bombshell won her strawweight fight by delivering a kick to the head of Rawlings and then throwing a slew of strikes to her head once Rawlings was on the ground. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of Ronda VanZant's dominant performance and decisive win is another step towards her becoming the face of women in the UFC.

Donald Trump’s support is cratering among an important group little …


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Much has been made of Donald Trump's problems with a few voting groups - female voters, blacks and Hispanics, and young voters, in particular. And, to be sure, they are all problems.

The Benefits of Legal Cannabis

Thanks to legal cannabis Pueblo, Colorado is undergoing an unprecedented green revolution. Legal cannabis has brought more jobs, businesses and investment to Pueblo than this community has seen since the industrial revolution.

The road to WWIII is paved with good intentions

While Americans are justly concerned about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria, they must be careful whose narrative they accept before deciding what we should do about it. Both sides have been responsible for civilian deaths and torture, but we are only being told one side of the story, and a distorted one at that.

Va. Republicans Opt for Primary Over Convention

Virginia Republicans have chosen a primary rather than a convention as a way to elect statewide candidates in 2017. The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia narrowly voted Saturday to have a primary for the first time since 2005, scoring a win for the party's establishment wing.

Worry: What do we gain by that?

"Pack up your troubles in an old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile...what's the sense in worrying it never was worthwhile; so pack up your troubles in an old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!" Recently I read a headlined article in the Air Force Times newspaper entitled, "The Me, Entitlement Generation; they Demand Praise..." The article was most ... (more)

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Rescuers believe they have located more bodies in the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town said up to 10 people were still missing and emergency services said they might have located three corpses in Amatrice's Hotel Roma, which, like much of the historic centre, was wrecked by Wednesday's quake.

Clinton scores a hit on EpiPen drugmaker

Give Hillary Clinton credit for calling out Mylan NV for price-gouging on its Epi-Pen emergency allergy shot. While a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators initially raised a ruckus over the drug's 400 percent cost increase, it was Clinton's voice that brought pressure to bear on the company to reduce prices.

Colombia Government, FARC Rebels to Sign Peace Accord in September

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos carries to Congress the peace deal with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in Bogota, Aug. 25, 2016. Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - FARC - are scheduled to officially sign a deal to end half a century of war late next month, officials said Saturday.

Public lands and the next president

For 100 years the National Park Service has kept faith with this saying, preserving our treasured public lands for us and future generations. These stunning natural wonders support countless jobs, inform our national spirit, and provide us all a place of spiritual refuge.

Is the Department of Justice Killing Obamacare?

The public healthcare exchanges that form the backbone of The Affordable Care Act, affectionately dubbed Obamacare, have been moving in the wrong direction for the insurers providing coverage. Due to mounting losses from individual public exchanges, Aetna By revenue, Aetna and Humana are the third- and fourth-largest U.S. insurers, and they're not the only big players trying to get together.

Port Sanilac Lighthouse opens to the public for one day

To celebrate 130 years of service, the Port Sanilac Lighthouse is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept, 10. The lighthouse is located on South Lake Street. With the completion of major restoration work, the public can see the original 1886 classic lighthouse Fresnel lens in place on top of the tower before the U.S. Coast Guard replaces it with a new LED light the following week.

The rise of Tulsi: While congresswoman bucks political trends,…

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard stood before the nation on a stage in Philadelphia as a woman of the people, starkly juxtaposed to the corruption that left the Democratic Party reeling. Leaked emails indicated several of the party committee's major players - namely its chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz - had intentionally subverted the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders in favor of the establishment candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Warning of ‘war’ on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa

Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies. Trump's speech at the annual "Roast and Ride" fundraiser for Republican Sen. Joni Ernst came just hours after Clinton received her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee.

Danny Thompson pushed to prove something to his father, himself


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Why would a 64-year-old blast across the Utah desert faster than a 747 at takeoff? For Danny Thompson, it's all about proving something to his famous father -- and himself. n the first day he started up his race car, Danny Thompson drank poison.

EXCHANGE: Presidential museum gets rare Lincoln biography

At the same time that Kathryn Harris, president of the Abraham Lincoln Association, was meeting with the association's board, a rare Lincoln biography was being sold at a Chicago auction house. By the end of that day in May, members of the association had bid on and won the three-volume biography that was published in 1888.

1 rescued, 2 missing after plane crash in New Orleans lake

U.S. Coast Guard officials say one person has been rescued and crews are searching for two others after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport. Multiple media reports say Coast Guard personnel responded to the scene Saturday night after the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of the Seabrook Bridge near New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Small plane crashes into lake near New Orleans airport

U.S. Coast Guard officials say one person has been rescued and crews are searching for two others after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport. Multiple media reports say Coast Guard personnel responded to the scene Saturday night after the aircraft crashed in the vicinity of the Seabrook Bridge near New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

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Trump vows to start deportations of criminals A within one hourA of becoming president - after hugging family of young woman who died in car crash with drunk-driving illegal immigrant Daily Mail [UK], by Liam Quinn & Associated Press

Malaysians urge 1MDB arrestsat Kuala Lumpur protest rally

Malaysian protesters staged a rally in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday , calling on authorities to take action against an official linked to the corruption scandal surrounding the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund. The "#TangkapMO1" rally was called to urge authorities to arrest "Malaysian Official 1", an unidentified high ranking official mentioned in the United States Department of Justice's civil lawsuit last month.

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Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies. Trump's speech at the annual "Roast and Ride" fundraiser for Republican Sen. Joni Ernst came just hours after Clinton received her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee.

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A Yellowstone National Park concession worker fell to her death Friday from Grandview Point above the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Search and rescue crews recovered Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar's body about 10 a.m. using a helicopter.

Plane makes emergency landing at Waco airport shortly after takeoff

A twin-engine turboprop airplane that had just departed Waco Regional Airport about 7 p.m. Friday returned for an emergency landing, and the landing gear collapsed as it touched down, Federal Aviation Administration officials reported Saturday. FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said the aircraft was a Beechcraft 90. He said an investigation is ongoing, but preliminary reports suggest the plane had an electrical problem.

A Decline in Texas Power Looms in Washington

Bill Archer and Martin Frost; Secretary of State James Baker III; Commerce Secretary Don Evans; Education Secretary Margaret Spellings; and Bush White House advisers campaign and a weak bench on the Democratic side, it's unlikely Texas talent will flood the executive branch in 2017 - no matter It matters, Sarver says, because of how directly the spending of the federal government affects the state - and the problems that could emerge with a lack of high-level federal advocates. "It could have a direct correlation on things like appropriations, on base closures, and getting facilities like NASA, and other things that are directly related to job and opportunities for Texas."

Obamacare Undermined By Its Deal To Allow Profits for Insurance…

There have been dozens if not hundreds of news articles about Aetna leaving the Affordable Health Care Act's online marketplaces in eleven states, and whether this signals serious problems for Obamacare down the road. But none of them have truly explained that what's happening with Aetna is the consequence of a flaw built into Obamacare from the start: It permits insurance companies to make a profit on the basic healthcare package Americans are now legally required to purchase.

Trump’s border wall plan is unrealistic and useless, experts say

Even as Donald Trump vacillates between toning down his harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and reaching out to minorities, he remains unshakable on one central campaign promise: building a wall on America's southern border with Mexico. Donald Trump says his success as a construction magnate guarantees he can build a wall on America's southern border with Mexico, but provides few details "We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities," the Republican presidential candidate said as he accepted his party's nomination last month.

Ailes Is The Dominant Force


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Over the last couple days The Washington Post has published two stories touching on defrocked and disgraced Roger Ailes' role advising Donald Trump. In one he is part of a group counseling Trump toward more moderate , less sharp-edged stands versus another group led by early Trump endorser, Sen. Jeff Sessions and Steve Bannon who are pressing Trump to stick to his hardline positions.

Editor’s Notebook: The curious case of – this is Minot’

Most of the sensibilities I have encountered, both professionally and personally, since I arrived in Minot have been pretty exceptional the nature of individuals in the community, community standards and priorities, etc. Furthermore, they have generally also made sense to me, given the region's population and history.

Churchill: Message adds to season of campaign hate

I don't want to spotlight its content, but suffice to say that the email described, inaccurately, the killing of a white child by two black teenagers before listing 31 additional cases in which a white person was murdered by a black perpetrator. If the implication wasn't already clear, the email explicitly states the point: "There is an epidemic of violence coming from the black community that seriously endangers the remainder of the population."

Rep. Coffman Meets With Fiorina On Women’s Issues

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman met Saturday with former presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina at an event to talk about expanding business opportunities for women. Coffman and the former CEO of Hewlett Packard both appeared at the Working Women Event & Panel at CSU Global Campus in Greenwood Village.

Obama to campaign for Clinton in Pennsylvania

Campaign officials say Obama will hold a public event Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Philadelphia for Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. Kaine will campaign next week in the commonwealth, with events Tuesday in Erie and Lancaster and a Wednesday appearance in the Lehigh Valley.

Ernst to Trump: Stop with the name-calling

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst offered some advice for her party's standard-bearer Saturday, telling Donald Trump he should focus on hitting Hillary Clinton and discussing policy, "not name calling." Ernst was speaking at the "Roast & Ride" event in Des Moines, Iowa, that she hosted.

Mining leader, 2 others, accused in Bolivia official’s death

Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small... Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small communities where... By The Associated Press Thousands of people turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns Saturday after they wowed the judges in the Summer Olympics in... By The Associated Press Thousands of people turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns Saturday after they wowed the judges in the Summer Olympics in Rio de... Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands ... (more)

Maine Gov. Leaves Vulgarity-Laced Voicemail for Lawmaker Who Accused Him of Insensitive Remarks


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After Maine Rep. Drew Gattine charged Gov. Paul LePage with making racially insensitive comments, LePage left a vulgar, raging voicemail on the lawmaker's phone Thursday. Camila Domonoske of NPR reports : The hostile remarks follow - and are directly linked to - a series of widely-criticized remarks the Republican governor made on race.

Donald Trump seeks support in Iowa warning ‘war on the American farmer,’ by rival Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies. Trump's speech at the annual "Roast and Ride" fundraiser for Republican Sen. Joni Ernst came just hours after Clinton received her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee.

Political contributions: Breaking down the data

Money matters in politics, and Kenosha County residents are part of the process, donating $1.2 million to federal candidates and political action committees since the start of the current two-year election cycle. Major Republican donor Richard Uihlein, who owns Uline, a Pleasant Prairie-based packaging and shipping supplies distributor, skewed the data for Kenosha County with a massive $1 million donation to a political action committee backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential bid.

Senate candidate Barksdale visits Statesboro

At the Bulloch County Democratic Gala, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale, center, and campaign political director Lacey Morrison talk with Ed Sprole, left, a former Bulloch resident who is now vice chair of the Bryan County Democratic Party.

Emergency landing after Southwest engine failure

A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing when one of the engines failed, the airline said. A woman who was on the plane with her husband and three children told CNN affiliate KOCO that the engine was right outside her window.

Hillary Clinton receives first security briefing

Democrat Hillary Clinton on Saturday received her first national security briefing since accepting her party's nomination for the presidency last month. The meeting was held at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's field office in White Plains, New York, not far from the Chappaqua, New York, residence she shares with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Trump delivers hard-edged immigration speech in Iowa

Trump delivers hard-edged immigration speech in Iowa Trump's appearance follows a week in which he indicated a possible "softening" of his immigration stance. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2bOE1su Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump welcomes the family of Sarah Root, who was killed by immigrant in the United States illegally, onto the stage at Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride Aug. 27, 2016.

Little precedent for $400M cash to Iran

In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the release of Americans by Iran, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

The week in politics


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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with residents as he tours a flood-affected area in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday, August 23. The Red Cross said the catastrophic flooding is the worst to hit the state since Hurricane Sandy four years ago. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump meets with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in New York on Thursday, August 25. To his right is former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson.

After Supreme Court Setback, Texas Ultimately Wins Fair Housing Lawsuit

More than a year ago, civil rights and fair housing activists cheered when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit over housing segregation in Texas to go forward. ICP, a nonprofit devoted to fair housing issues, argued that the state doled out tax credits in Dallas in a way that packed minorities into poor neighborhoods and spared white neighborhoods from development of low-income housing.

The Latest: Iowa governor says Trump can win on agriculture

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says Donald Trump can beat Hillary Clinton in Iowa by focusing on agriculture, pointing to his support for a renewable fuel standard important to the state's corn growers. Branstad told The Associated Press on Saturday that he's going to personally deliver that message to Trump when they share a ride to a campaign stop at the state fairgrounds.

Hillary Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee

The motorcade carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at an FBI office in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday for a national security briefing. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. >> Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing Saturday as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the nation around the globe.

Politifact Writer Debunks Lies About Hillary, Then Declares ‘Both Sides’ Are Egregious

A funny thing happened on MSNBC's Saturday afternoon MSNBC Live program, if by "funny" you mean infuriating. Weekend anchor and correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin hosted Politifact Senior Writer Lauren Carroll for a segment that wound up confirming that two of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lies were, in fact, lies, while something that Hillary Clinton said about Donald Trump was, in fact, true.

Military Appreciation Day at Laurel Bay

Blakely Williams, President and CEO of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce -- which sponsored Military Appreciation Day at Laurel Bay on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 -- talks about the many activities and events at the festival. Follow two recruits to the end of their journey to earn the title United States Marine: Joshua Hickman, Marion, Ohio; and Muhammed Pabon, Philadelphia, Pa.

The Latest: Trump tweet on Chicago shooting prompts backlash

The motorcade carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at an FBI office in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, for a national security briefing. The motorcade carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at an FBI office in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, for a national security briefing.

Stranded on remote island, they wrote a SOSa in the sand. Luckily, search crews found them.

The two mariners left Weno Island en route for Tamatam Island in an 18-foot vessel over a week ago with “limited supplies and no emergency equipment.” When the two men failed to arrive at their destination a day later, a search effort was launched in the western Pacific on Aug. 19, according to a statement released by the U.S. Coast Guard in Guam. In recent days, crews from Coast Guard District 14 - which covers the Hawaiian islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Saipan area - searched nearly 17,000 square miles using 15 boats and two aircraft, the statement said.

John McCain Praises Kayla Mueller at Arizona Playground Dedication

Sen. John McCain Saturday memorialized Kayla Mueller, the U.S. aid worker who had been held captive by Islamic State terrorists for 18 months before she was killed by Jordanian airstrikes, as someone who was "moved to sacrifice her own comforts and security to help strangers, to love them." "The way Kayla chose was the way of love; to love and to be loved," the Arizona Republican said at the opening and dedication of the "Kayla's Hands Playground" at a public park in her hometown of Prescott, Ariz.

Mike Pence Carves Familiar Path Across Swing States for Donald Trump

With 73 days left until the November election, strategizing the daily movements of Donald Trump and Mike Pence - from their campaign stops to their fundraisers - would seem to be key for the GOP duo in their comeback bid to cut into Hillary Clinton's lead in the polls . But after a week in which Trump questionably spent days in Austin, Texas, and Jackson, Mississippi, the schedules of the running mates are under scrutiny with new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway indicating that the newly installed brass would not have made the same decisions.

Kayakers are making waves in Blue Water Area

Kayakers are making waves in Blue Water Area Paddle and Pour event brings kayaking enthusiasts to Island Loop National Water Trail Check out this story on thetimesherald.com: http://bwne.ws/2c4yzUa Hundreds of kayakers make their way up the Black River Canal during Paddle and Pour Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Port Huron. Russ Burgett, of Toledo, launches his kayak at Bakers Field during Paddle and Pour Saturday, August 28, 2016 in Port Huron.

South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game

South Korea's Youbin Choi delivers during the first inning of the International championship baseball game against Panama at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. . South Korea's Minho Choi, left, throws to first base after forcing out Panama's Carlos Gonzalez at second on a double play by Esmith Pineda during the fourth inning of the International championship baseball game at the Little L... .

Navy gets $2.7B attack submarine sponsored by Michelle Obama

An attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state has been delivered to the U.S. Navy. Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Saturday after nearly five and a half years of construction.

State Department Helps Hillary Hide Her Clinton Foundation Pay to Play Scheme

This week's Friday night news dump of information the Obama administration wants repressed was more damaging information for Hillary Clinton. Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to release monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the State Department told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day : The department has so far released about half of the schedules.

Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks

A family spokesman says a cousin of Chicago Bulls NBA star Dwayne Wade has been fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city's South Side. NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday.

Ex-Guantanamo prisoner goes on hunger strike in Venezuela: Lawyer

A former Guantanamo prisoner now held by Venezuela's intelligence agency has gone on hunger strike, his lawyer said Saturday. Held in Guantanamo for 12 years without charge, Jihad Diyab, pictured on Sep 8, 2015, was released from the US military prison in southern Cuba to Uruguay in 2014 along with five fellow former detainees.

Portland weather: heat wave breaks as chances of rain move in later this week

The sweltering heat that's been draped over western Oregon the last few days was expected to dissipate Saturday with high temperatures only reaching the low 80s, a solid 15 degree drop from Friday's high. That drop will be even more pronounced along the north coast, where temperatures on Saturday could be as much 25 to 30 degrees cooler than were observed on Friday , according to the National Weather Service, and some spots could see measurable amounts of drizzle.

China’s in the hot seat on 2 major foreign-policy issues

In July, the US agreed to equip South Korea with America's most advanced missile defense system in order to counter North Korean threats. China, Pyongyang's closest ally, has said that since the bilateral decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery the North's missile tests have expanded and are poised to increase.

President Obama Takes On Louisiana Flood

President Barack Obama took a trip to Louisiana in the midst of the recent flood crisis. Louisiana has had history of some of the nation's worst disasters over the last 15 years and disaster strikes again with the recent flood in Baton Rouge, an estimated 146,156 homes, or 41.5 percent, were hurt by the flooding.

The Latest: Trump headliner in Iowa, but skipping cycle ride

The motorcade carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at an FBI office in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, for a national security briefing. The motorcade carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at an FBI office in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, for a national security briefing.

Justice Department Will Probe Metro Phoenix Sheriff Arpaio

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL PROBE METRO PHOENIX SHERIFF ARPAIO - PHOENIX (AP) - The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts

Our View: Message to America: Sorry we gave you LePage

LePage asked to resign over threatening voice mail to legislator - Rep. Sara Gideon says that if the governor won't step down, Republicans should intervene to get him 'the help he needs.' A top Democrat has called on Gov. Paul LePage to resign over the profanity-laced and threatening voicemail

Partial Victory: University of NC Blocked from Enforcing ‘Bathroom Bill’

Moral Monday demonstrators rally against North Carolina's anti-transgender House Bill 2 in May. A U.S. judge on Friday ordered the University of North Carolina to allow transgender students and staff to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, blocking enforcement of the state's controversial "bathroom bill" known as House Bill 2, while a lawsuit challenging the anti-LGBTQ legislation proceeds. "Today, the tightness that I have felt in my chest every day since H.B. 2 passed has eased.

Trump’s campaign CEO ‘doesn’t like Jews,’ his ex-wife claimed


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An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press. That revelation came a day after reports emerged that domestic violence charges were filed 20 years ago against Bannon following an altercation with his then-wife, Mary Louise Piccard.

US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

Miami: Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the United States. The move announced Friday revises a previous Food and Drug Administration guideline issued in February that recommended active screening of donated blood only in "areas with active Zika virus transmission."

‘SOS’ in Sand Leads to Rescue of 2 People Stranded on Island

In this Aug. 25, 2016, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a pair of stranded mariners signal for help as a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft crew from Patrol Squadron 8 flies over in support of a Coast Guard search and rescue mission on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii. The U.S. Coast Guard says the two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand.

No contest: GOP is the pro-Israel party

Jeff Ballabon is chairman of the Iron Dome Alliance and a senior fellow at the Center for Statesmanship and Diplomacy. Bruce Abramson is vice president for policy of the Iron Dome Alliance and a senior fellow at the London Center WASHINGTON - For years, the leaders of America's most established Jewish organizations - AIPAC chief among them - have assured their members that when it came to Israel, there wasn't much difference between the Democratic and Republican parties.

Weekly Address: Taking Action Against the Zika Virus

This week, President Obama called on Republicans in Congress to take action and vote to fund the Administration's response to the Zika virus. In February, the President asked Congress to fund emergency resources, including mosquito control, fast-tracking diagnostics tests and vaccines, tracking the spread of the virus, and monitoring women and babies with Zika.

Women, these jobs waiting for you

In a year with the first female presidential nominee by a major political party, and with 27 female Olympic gold medalists outnumbering their male counterparts, American women have a lot to celebrate in their movement for equality. But they also still face many challenges, and on Women's Equality Day, U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas set up a roundtable discussion to talk about these challenges and their possible solutions.

Trump campaign boss ‘doesn’t like Jews’

An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press. That revelation came a day after reports emerged that domestic violence charges were filed 20 years ago against Bannon following an altercation with his then-wife, Mary Louise Piccard.