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Goodell: NFL not changing policy, won't require players to stand during anthem

posted: 10/18/2017 2:54 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'

posted: 10/18/2017 1:30 p.m. Comments 10

WASHINGTON — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump strongly disputed that account.

GOP, Democrat senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

updated: 10/18/2017 5:57 p.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sent more unclear signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers' efforts to strike that compromise but "can never support" federal bailouts for insurers.

Woman gets away unharmed after train rolls over her

posted: 10/18/2017 10:35 a.m. Comment 1

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Colorado woman who fell asleep on train tracks was unharmed after being rolled over by a train.

Attorney general defends firing of FBI director, dodges questions on Trump

updated: 10/18/2017 5:18 p.m. Comments 6

WASHINGTON— Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling.

Manhunt underway after 3 killed, 2 wounded in Maryland office park shooting

updated: 10/18/2017 12:18 p.m. Comments 2

EDGEWOOD, Md. — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

updated: 10/18/2017 6:30 p.m. Discuss

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.

Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman, her 5 children

updated: 10/18/2017 2:25 p.m. Discuss

SILSBEE, Texas — A woman and her five children were killed in a fire that quickly engulfed their Texas home, authorities said Wednesday.

Senators unveil deal to restore care-law aid

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Republican and Democratic senators unveiled a plan Tuesday that aims to stabilize the nation's health insurance markets by extending federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton bill seeks care-mandate exemptions

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Tuesday introduced legislation that would exempt some lower-income Americans from a tax that is assessed on people who forgo health insurance.

Anti-ISIS forces cheer Raqqa's fall

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

U.S.-backed forces said Tuesday that they had seized the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State militant group, which had long used the city as the capital of its self-declared caliphate.

NAFTA nations say talks to push into '18

updated: 10/18/2017 4:12 a.m. Comment 1

Negotiations over the future of NAFTA will be extended into the first quarter of 2018, officials leading the talks said Tuesday, in a bid to resolve differences after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals.

New fires break out in California

posted: 10/18/2017 4:05 a.m. Discuss

As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory Tuesday and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Trump's travel ban No. 3 blocked by federal judge

updated: 10/18/2017 3:59 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the president's revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."

Drug czar nominee pulls his name out

updated: 10/18/2017 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration after reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

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