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Doubts linger on health care vote this week

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday said he doesn't think Senate Republicans are "that far off" on a health care overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare," signaling that last-minute changes will help the bill win enough support for passage.

Trump aide says Obama at fault in Russia threat

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON -- The White House blamed President Barack Obama's administration Sunday for failing to tackle Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Donald Trump's predecessor for an issue currently facing the president.

Scandal shadows cadet graduation

posted: 06/26/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES — The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department told graduating cadets on Saturday to “be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing,” after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex.

Air bag maker claims bankruptcy

posted: 06/26/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp., facing lawsuits and recall costs, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States.

Gay pride parades tinged by protests

posted: 06/26/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones.

Tulsa opts for quick fix to city's streetlight grid

posted: 06/26/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

TULSA. -- For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of dollars in damage.

Democrats to offer plan for economy

posted: 06/26/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Democrats have been losing elections by not offering voters a bold economic agenda, and the party plans to change that by releasing a platform within a month that won't be "baby steps," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said.

$200M program aimed for cities to effect policies

posted: 06/26/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Michael Bloomberg will throw his financial might into helping beleaguered American mayors, creating a $200 million philanthropic program aimed at backing inventive policies at the city level and giving mayors a stronger hand in national politics.

Trump to devote week to energy

posted: 06/26/2017 2:40 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to promote surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events to highlight the country’s growing energy production.

The nation in brief

updated: 06/26/2017 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Ohio websites hacked, show ISIS praise

Arkansan on U.S. list for vote-system study

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump, who accused his opponents of rigging the 2016 elections, wants a former Arkansas legislator to help analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the federal voting system.

First lady settling in at White House, a homebody so far

posted: 06/25/2017 4:20 a.m. Discuss

Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly.

CIA chief cites leaker 'worship' as more secrets out

updated: 06/25/2017 4:15 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

NFL's Sanders among Koch cheerers as donors network

updated: 06/25/2017 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Former National Football League star Deion Sanders defended Charles and David Koch -- conservative industrialists often vilified by Democrats -- as a donor gathering led by the billionaire brothers got under way Saturday in Colorado.

Mayors vow lead role on climate

updated: 06/25/2017 4:09 a.m. Comments 2

With President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach.

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