Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump


Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

PARIS (AP) — The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth start returning to their homes, voluntarily or not. President Michel Aoun, in a state visit to France, said Monday that U.N. assistance given to aid Syrian refugees in “camps of...


Target is raising minimum hourly wage to $15 by end of 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers. The initiative announced Monday is part of the...

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US stock indexes fall as weak tech stocks overshadow market

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell on Monday after losses for technology companies overshadowed gains for energy producers and elsewhere. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,495, as of 2:20 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average...


NFL Sunday ratings fall after Trump's call for boycott of games

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. NFL ratings declined on Sunday, though it was unclear whether the drop was related to President Donald Trump’s call for fans to boycott the games because of player protests. Match-ups on Fox and NBC drew fewer viewers than a year earlier, while CBS said the number of people...


US allies accuse Russia of strikes in eastern Syria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - U.S.-backed forces in Syria have accused Russia of launching airstrikes on their positions in the country’s east, where world powers and their proxies are scrambling for influence amid the collapse of the Islamic State militant group. The Syrian Democratic...


Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

NEW YORK (AP) — French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn’t shown any awareness in 15 years. During months of experimental treatment, his gaze could follow a moving object and he turned his head toward people speaking to him. He could also turn...


Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

Tennessee Church Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged in a mass shooting at a Tennessee church expressed suicidal thoughts in June and had a volatile relationship with a woman that twice involved law enforcement intervention this year, according to police records. Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, is charged with the...


Supreme Court postpones hearing on Trump's travel ban

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has postponed for now a hearing on President Donald Trump’s power to ban immigrants from certain countries while it considers whether a new order issued Sunday night makes the case moot. In an order issued Monday, the justices asked for...


Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. That's why some experts are turning to

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In any given week, Ben Crotte, a behavioral health therapist at Children’s Home of Cincinnati, speaks to dozens of students in need of an outlet. Their challenges run the adolescent gamut, from minor stress about an upcoming test to severe depression, social isolation...


Cassidy on new health-care plan: 'It's not for Susan, it's for the Mainers'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A group of Senate Republicans spearheading a rollback of the Affordable Care Act tried to persuade three skeptical but critical senators to support their efforts over the weekend - but were unable to extract any promises that would guarantee the embattled...

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