Fate of Utah event with redface Native American portrayal handed to committee

Sham Battle

Both sides say they need to take a hard look at event that puts white re-enactors in redface for a...


White House pushes back on North Korean claim, says: 'We have not declared war' on the

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House pushes back on North Korean claim, says: ‘We have not declared war’ on the country.


New blow to GOP health bill: Paul opposes revised measure

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Sen. Rand Paul remained opposed Monday to the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law despite fresh revisions, darkening White House and GOP leaders’ fading hopes of staving off defeat in a Senate showdown this week. Angry, yelling demonstrators forced the...


Violence in US rises for second straight year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday. The Trump administration immediately seized on the figures as proof that the...


US says it's not pushing for regime change in NKorea

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration clarified Monday that it’s not seeking to overthrow North Korea’s government after the president tweeted that Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” and Pyongyang interpreted it as a declaration of war. Ratcheting up the rhetoric further, the North’s...


Medicaid Has A Bull’s-Eye On Its Back, Which Means No One Is Entirely Safe

When high levels of lead were discovered in the public water system in Flint, Mich., in 2015, Medicaid stepped in to help thousands of children get tested for poisoning and receive care. When disabled children need to get to doctors’ appointments — either across town or hundreds of miles away —...


Everyone Says We Must Control Exorbitant Drug Prices. So, Why Don’t We?

Of all the promises President Donald Trump made for the early part of his term, controlling stinging drug prices might have seemed the easiest to achieve. An angry public overwhelmingly wants change in an easily vilified industry. Big pharma’s recent publicity nightmare included thousand-percent...


The Latest: Supreme Court cancels arguments

Trump Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday...


Supreme Court cancels Oct. 10 argument in travel ban case, after new Trump policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court cancels Oct. 10 argument in travel ban case, after new Trump policy unveiled.


Pelosi: Deploy military to ease crisis in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the House Monday called upon President Donald Trump to deploy the military to help with the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria. House Minority...


Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

US Iraq Contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay exorbitant income taxes, a practice they’ve warned the Trump administration is hampering the fight against Islamic State extremists. To force payment of the taxes,...

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