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As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill’s fate bleak

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all...

GOP, White House prepare to roll out tax cuts

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy...

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some White House messages

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White...

North Korean leader Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard’

SEOUL, South Korea — Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries...

In UN speech, Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its...

US rig count drops to 936

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by eight this week to 936. That's up from...

Sirens sound as North Korea again sends a missile over Japan

TOKYO — Warning sirens blared in northern Japan on Friday when North Korea launched a missile and again when it passed over the Japanese...

Access restored to displaced residents of Upper Florida Keys

MIAMI — Residents were allowed to return Tuesday to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials pieced together the scope of Irma's...

Trump Readies for First Sept. 11 Commemoration as President

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office on Monday, a mostly solemn and nonpartisan occasion that may...

Gas prices spike as refineries remain shut

NEW YORK — Gas prices hit a high for the year on Labor Day as refineries work to recover after Harvey. As of Monday, the...

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