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In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters — the kind of event he relished before … Click to Continue »

Feds: $2.7M in grants available for New Mexico businesses

Small businesses in New Mexico working on new innovations that could help the U.S. Energy Department will be getting a boost thanks to $2.7 million in federal grant funding. The … Click to Continue »

Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser

President. Candidate. Businessman. Three of President Donald Trump's roles converge next week as he holds his first re-election fundraiser at his hotel in Washington. Trump can see the Trump International … Click to Continue »

Broken 40-year-old clock in Vincennes park now tells time

Time is of the essence in Shirley's Pocket Park. Three years ago, just as members of the city's Urban Enterprise Association geared up to finish the long-awaited "pocket park" in … Click to Continue »

Trump's tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern

Donald Trump said he had a secret. He teased it on Twitter. He parried reporters' questions about it. He milked the moment, drawing out the drama for weeks. That was … Click to Continue »

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

European Union leaders are gathering to weigh measures to tackle terrorism, closer defense ties and migration, convinced that anti-EU sentiment and support for populist parties are waning. Before the two-day … Click to Continue »

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's … Click to Continue »

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by … Click to Continue »

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. The response from some is that it better be. … Click to Continue »

Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs … Click to Continue »

Man arrested in 'pizzagate' incident in DC to be sentenced

A man who walked into a District of Columbia pizza restaurant with an assault rifle, intent on investigating internet rumors dubbed "pizzagate," is scheduled to be sentenced. Edgar Maddison Welch … Click to Continue »

Freedom awaits man after judge tosses 1982 murder conviction

Freedom awaits a man imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of … Click to Continue »

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the new crown prince, during which they agreed to "increase efforts" to end … Click to Continue »

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw … Click to Continue »

German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

Germany's Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State group missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries. Parliament … Click to Continue »

Oakland officials renew pledge to improve police department

Oakland city leaders renewed their pledges to straighten out the troubled police department after a court-appointed investigator concluded they mishandled a teenager's allegations that she was sexually exploited by officers. … Click to Continue »

$2 million awarded to man wrongly convicted in lab scandal

A federal judge in Massachusetts has awarded more than $2 million to a man wrongly convicted by a former state drug lab chemist who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence … Click to Continue »

Officials to get update on public campaign finance option

Montgomery County officials will get an update on the county's new option of public campaign financing for county executive and county council candidates. The county's Government Operations and Fiscal Policy … Click to Continue »

China to levy 100% tax on overseas football transfers

China will effectively double the cost of its clubs buying foreign football players in a move aimed at slowing the influx of pricey overseas stars and encouraging homegrown talent. China's … Click to Continue »

In Iraq's Mosul, Islamic State group destroys iconic mosque

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures on Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense … Click to Continue »

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