Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

Congress Health Overhaul

Senate Republicans are expressing hope for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health...


Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar's map

APTOPIX Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks-9

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning...


Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico

Guadeloupe Hurricane Maria-3

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional call for help as Category 5 Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island, causing “mind-boggling” devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the island lost all communications on Tuesday and the hurricane took aim at Puerto...


Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

APTOPIX Myanmar Attacks-3

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves....


At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' of North Korea

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating...


3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

ATLANTA (AP) — Three people face charges after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after the fourth-year student called 911 to...


Silicon Valley challenged as lawmakers mull sex-trafficking bill

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Web companies opposed to a federal bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children faced a blunt challenge from U.S. lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday, and a plea from a mother whose child was slain after being advertised for sex on the website. “It could be...


The Latest: USGS says Mexico quake magnitude 7.1

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of...

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Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

Toys R Us

NEW YORK (AP) — In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. The toy chain, hobbled by $5 billion in debt and more intense competition,...


Trump golf courses vandalized with slogans critical of president

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Four Trump Organization golf courses, including one at President Donald Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, residence, were vandalized with slogans critical of the administration etched into putting greens. Police have a suspect in custody. Nine greens at Trump courses in Ferry...


Renewed Obamacare repeal effort dealt a blow, as governors come out in opposition

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...

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