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Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After ...

With a roar, flash flood smashes into a Maryland community

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Roaring flash floods struck a Maryland city Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years ago, its main street turned into a raging river that reached the first floor of some buildings and swept away parked cars, authorities and witnesses say. News ...

George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said. Just after 2 p.m., Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, said he was awake, alert and not in any discomfort. He said ...

Family grateful for Utah man’s ‘miracle’ Venezuela release

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro. “We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle,” Joshua Holt’s ...

North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday, holding a surprise summit at a border truce village to discuss Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon’s office said. Kim and ...

Trump welcomes freed American after ‘ordeal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has welcomed to the White House an American held for two years in a Venezuelan jail, saying the Utah man has undergone a “very tough ordeal.” Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Holt and his wife arrived Saturday evening at Washington Dulles International ...

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals’ surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Korean leaders’ second ...

Alabama declares emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

MIAMI (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency for several counties ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto. The order effective at 6 a.m. Sunday covers 40 counties across the southern portion of the state. The National Hurricane Center on Saturday issued a tropical storm ...

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track. “Everybody plays games,” said Trump, ...

2 hurt in Indiana middle school shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two victims in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis middle school are being taken to a hospital this morning and the lone suspect is in custody. Bryant Orem, a spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, says in a news release that the ...

Explosion at restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

TORONTO (AP) — An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children were present for family parties at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Police said Friday two suspects with their faces covered to ...

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was ...

U. of Southern Calif. president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school’s board of trustees said Friday. The ...

South Korea relieved about revived US-NK talks

South Korea relieved about revived US-NK talks WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea says it feels relieved about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of Kim’s nuclear weapons program. The statement by Seoul’s ...

Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald ...

Trump cancels summit, citing ‘open hostility’ by North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump canceled the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from the North. Trump said in a letter to Kim released by the White House that based on the ...

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on. The explosions at the test site deep in the ...

Security troops on Wyoming nuclear missile base took LSD

WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force ...

Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at ...

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, ...