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Trump declares war on Republican conservatives: 'We must fight them'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared war on members of his own party on Thursday by threatening the political careers of conservative Republicans who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed, but was quickly told the lawmakers will not bow to "bullying."

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Volkswagen settles 10 U.S. state diesel claims for $157 million

WASHINGTON Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it has agreed to pay $157.45 million to settle environmental claims from 10 U.S. states over its excess diesel emissions, as the world's largest automaker looks to move past the scandal.

U.S., Environment 12:14pm EDT

Malaysia releases Kim Jong Nam's body in deal ending spat with North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia put the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a plane to Pyongyang on Thursday, in a deal that secured the release of its citizens there and ended a drawnout diplomatic spat.

Tillerson tells frustrated Turks: U.S. faces tough choices in Syria

ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Thursday that Washington faced difficult choices in the fight against Islamic State in Syria but sought to downplay differences with NATO ally Turkey over support for Kurdish militia fighters. | Video

World, Syria 11:29am EDT

U.N. looks for Trump foreign policy hints from tough-talking envoy

UNITED NATIONS Nikki Haley has made a tough-talking debut as U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations but her counterparts on the powerful Security Council are waiting to see if that will translate into policies differing from those of the Obama administration on crises from South Sudan and Somalia to Yemen and North Korea. | Video

World, United Nations 7:43am EDT

Seven added to U.S. terrorism list, including jailed British preacher

WASHINGTON A high-profile British Islamist preacher who was sentenced to prison last year for inviting support for the Islamic State militancy was added to the U.S. global counter-terrorism list, the U.S. Treasury said on Thursday.

World, U.S. 1:01pm EDT
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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback vetoes Medicaid expansion bill

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Thursday vetoed a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying he could not support legislation that provided tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.