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Trump pressures U.S. senators to back Republican healthcare bill


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare.

Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit. | Video

Protests could derail St. Louis' bid for second Amazon hub: sources

ST. LOUIS Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city's bid to attract Amazon.com's second headquarters, academics and business executives said.

Tech, 6:18am EDT

Man spared death penalty for 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Zachary Adams will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2011 kidnapping, rape and murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo after a plea deal on Saturday spared him from the death penalty.

5:50pm EDT

U.S. army probes fake evacuation orders sent to U.S. military, families in South Korea

SEOUL The U.S. military said on Saturday it has opened an investigation into fake mobile phone alerts and social media messages advising U.S. military personnel and their families to evacuate the Korean Peninsula.

World, 8:16am EDT

Trump administration drops guidance on college sex-crime probes

The Trump administration on Friday reversed Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations that it said treated the accused unfairly.

Sep 22 2017

Hurricane-ravaged U.S. cities hit by rising cleanup costs

HOUSTON Communities in Texas and Florida, each swamped by a hurricane within two weeks of one another, are rewriting debris removal contracts and paying millions of dollars more to lure trucks, as subcontractors say costs have jumped.

Natural Disasters, Sep 22 2017

U.S. mainland Puerto Ricans anguished, unable to reach loved ones

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./NEW YORK Deserie Rivera is having difficulty sleeping at night, unable to get through to Puerto Rico to find out if her mother is safe after Hurricane Maria struck.

Natural Disasters Sep 22 2017

Spelunker in Indiana rescued after 60 hours locked in cave

A 19-year-old Indiana University student was grateful to be alive after he was left behind by a college spelunking club and spent nearly three days locked in a cave without food or drinking water.

Sep 22 2017

Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to ravage the Caribbean in a month, skirted past the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, leaving devastation in its wake that included fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days after pummeling the U.S. island territory. | Video

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