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Costs from major natural disasters can stress state budgets

Mon, 2017-09-18 10:51
ATLANTA (AP) -- A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding....
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White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

Mon, 2017-09-18 10:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday named a lawyer and former NFL player as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as the administration faces criticism from those institutions of promises unkept....
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Metallics and feathers galore on Emmys red carpet

Mon, 2017-09-18 10:51
A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross....
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Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

Mon, 2017-09-18 07:51
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote....
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Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry

Mon, 2017-09-18 07:51
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....
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How Trump's advisers schooled him on globalism

Mon, 2017-09-18 04:51
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump's motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group....
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Hurricane Maria heads toward already battered Carib islands

Mon, 2017-09-18 04:51
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A strengthening Hurricane Maria swirled toward the eastern Caribbean early Monday, with forecasters warning it probably would be a major storm by the time it passed through the already battered Leeward Islands later in the day....
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

Mon, 2017-09-18 04:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed....
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Politics, diverse winners, new voices top key Emmy moments

Mon, 2017-09-18 04:51
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was, not surprisingly, a night for politics, with everyone from host Stephen Colbert to Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Alec Baldwin getting in zingers about Donald Trump - all to be upstaged by Sean Spicer himself, in a controversial appearance that set social media afire. But Emmy night was not only about politics....
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Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour

Mon, 2017-09-18 04:51
LONDON (AP) -- Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour's European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems....
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Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

Mon, 2017-09-18 01:51
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend - refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance....
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

Mon, 2017-09-18 01:51
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed....
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Falcons with a repeat performance in 34-23 win over Packers

Mon, 2017-09-18 01:51
ATLANTA (AP) -- New season. New stadium. Same ol' result....
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2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

Sun, 2017-09-17 22:51
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect - a 23-year-old white man - was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times....
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Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

Sun, 2017-09-17 22:51
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats....
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The Latest: Kidman wins best actress in limited series Emmy

Sun, 2017-09-17 22:51
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the Emmy Awards, which are being presented Sunday in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater (all times local):...
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Politics and Sean Spicer take center stage at Emmy Awards

Sun, 2017-09-17 22:51
NEW YORK (AP) -- Weeks after leaving his job, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was onstage at the Emmy Awards on Sunday joking about one of his first - and more dubious - claims from the press room....
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The Latest: Protesters tell police: 'Stop killing us'

Sun, 2017-09-17 19:51
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):...
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Stars arrive for Emmys expected to feature a cheeky Colbert

Sun, 2017-09-17 19:51
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "This Is Us" stars Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones were among the Emmy Awards nominees playing it cool as they arrived for Sunday's ceremony....
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