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  • Sen. Collins to vote ‘no’ on Graham-Cassidy bill, appearing to halt Obamacare repeal

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday afternoon that she will oppose the GOP’s latest plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, bringing the total number of public “no” votes to three and likely killing the last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare this week. In a statement, the Maine Republican said the bill does not go far enough to protect people with pre-existing conditions and that the proposal’s cuts to Medicaid are too steep. “Sweeping reforms to our health care system […]

  • Carmelo Anthony raising money for Puerto Rico relief

    Carmelo Anthony, who is half Puerto Rican, is trying to raise money to help those suffering from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico, which is suffering a financial crisis, was hit hard by the storm. It has been left almost entirely without electricity in the midst of an 11-year economic recession. Anthony started a YouCaring fundraising campaign on Friday in an effort to raise $1 million for the people of Puerto Rico. By Monday he’d raised just over $200,000. […]

  • Steelers player who stood for national anthem has NFL’s top-selling jersey

    NEW YORK — Alejandro Villanueva’s jersey just became the hottest buy in the NFL. It’s the top seller in the league after the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle broke with his team and walked out of the tunnel for the national anthem. The Steelers had decided as a group to stay in the locker room. They were one of three teams to sit out the anthem after President Donald Trump said NFL owners should fire players joining the protest. On Monday, […]

  • North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

    UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea “won’t be around much longer.” “Last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn’t be around much longer and declared a war on our country,” Ri said, according to an official translation of his remarks to reporters in New York. “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will […]

  • Keeping up national anthem controversy, Trump touts NASCAR’s patriotism

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is not putting to rest this weekend’s uproar over professional football players’ protests during the national anthem, declaring early Monday that a rival sports franchise was more suitably patriotic. “So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!” So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won't put up with disrespecting […]

  • Former Congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen sexting case

    NEW YORK -- Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday in a sexting case that rocked the 2016 presidential election.

  • Target to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour, commits to $15 by 2020

    MINNEAPOLIS — Target is giving its workers a raise. The company announced Monday that it would increase the minimum hourly wage for all workers to $11 next month. Target also committed to a $15 minimum wage by the end of 2020. The wage will also apply to the 100,000 seasonal employees who are expected to be hired later this year. The $11 an hour rate is higher than the minimum wage in 48 states, and mates the wage in Massachusetts […]

  • McCain on his cancer prognosis: It’s ‘very, very serious’

    WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer is “very, very serious,” the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him “it’s a very poor prognosis.” “So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can. And at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well lived,'” he said on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” He recalled how he went […]

  • Trump administration announces new travel restrictions

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has unveiled new travel restrictions on certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen as a replacement to a central portion of its controversial travel ban signed earlier this year. Chad, North Korea and Venezuela are new to the list of affected countries. The new restrictions on travel vary by country and include a phased-in approach. For the last three months, the Trump administration used an executive order to ban […]

  • Attorney: Kushner used private email account to talk to White House officials

    WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, has occasionally used a private email account for correspondence with fellow administration officials, his lawyer Abbe Lowell confirmed on Sunday. “Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” Lowell said in a statement. “Fewer than a hundred emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account.” […]

  • One dead, others wounded after church shooting in Tennessee

    ANTIOCH, Tenn. — A gunman opened fire at a church in Antioch, Tennessee, on Sunday, killing one person and wounding six others, according to a spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. An eighth victim was “pistol whipped,” police said. “This is a mass casualty situation,” the Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet. “All of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. The majority are older adults.” Police identified the gunman in a Sunday press conference as 25-year-old […]

  • LeBron’s video message to President Trump: ‘I can’t stand for this’

    On Friday night, seemingly out of nowhere, President Trump criticized the National Football League broadly and athletes who kneel during the national anthem specifically. Analysts are now predicting further on-the-field protests at games. Trump waded into controversy with another league on Saturday morning. On Twitter he criticized Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, who intends to skip the traditional NBA champs celebration at the White House. “Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote twenty minutes after “Fox & […]