Nation/World

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

World

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Polls have opened in Iraq’s Kurdish-run provinces and disputed territories as Iraqi Kurds cast ballots in support for independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote. Millions are expected to vote on Monday across the three provinces that make up the Kurdish...


National

Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

Many NFL players took exception on behalf of their mothers when President Donald Trump implored team owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field” for protesting. At least 200 NFL players either knelt, sat, stretched or prayed during the national anthem Sunday after Trump’s weekend attack on...


National

AP Was There: Paratroops with bayonets escort Little Rock 9

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On Sept. 25, 1957, two days after a large, white mob turned violent outside Little Rock Central High School, nine black teenagers returned with federal troops. The troops, armed with bayonets, were there on the orders of President Dwight Eisenhower, who was...


National

Decades after "Little Rock Nine," school segregation lingers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. It had been...


National

Revised health bill gives states limited leeway while steering more money to Alaska,

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The revised Republican health-care bill that senators plan to unveil Monday would partly even out wide gaps between states that would win and lose financially, providing more generous funding to states of some reluctant GOP lawmakers, but would give states less...


National

Poll: Hogan puts enough distance between himself,Trump

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A high percentage of Marylanders believe Gov. Larry Hogan has adequately distanced himself from President Donald Trump, according to a new poll that also shows the state leader with a strong approval rating despite Democratic efforts to tie the two Republicans...


National

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

Broken Faith Unemployment

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Randy Fields’ construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder...


National

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

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President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance. A week ago, just six players protested. Most NFL players on Sunday locked arms...


Government , National

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Congress Health Overhaul

Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the teetering effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that “right now” he doesn’t back it.


National

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

Tennessee Church Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself in the...


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