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White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent


That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized. | Video

California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

LOS ANGELES Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

6:10am EDT

Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

Politics, Election 2016, 7:08am EDT

Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.

9:22am EDT

Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

Politics, Election 2016, Oct 18 2017

Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot

BOSTON A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

Oct 18 2017

Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Sports Oct 18 2017

Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a U.S. television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

Oct 18 2017

Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

Sports Oct 18 2017

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