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Fri. 9:01 a.m.: AOC, other liberal Dems in spotlight at immigration hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Democratic freshmen who reported squalid conditions at migrant detention stations at the southern border are taking the spotlight at a House committee hearing, even as partisan and internal Democratic tensions near a boil over President Donald Trump's immigration ...

Fri. 8:53 a.m.: US producer prices rise a modest 0.1 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices rose modestly in June, another sign that inflationary pressures remain subdued. The Labor Department said this morning that its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, rose 0.1 percent last month, same as the ...

Thu. 9:37 a.m.: Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll hold a news conference late this afternoon to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question, but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or ...

Thu. 9:28 a.m.: Report: Trump’s July Fourth event drains DC security fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's July Fourth event has drained a special fund used to provide security and protect the nation's capital from terrorist threats. The Washington Post reports the celebration cost the District of Columbia about $1.7 million, not including police ...

Thu. 9:05 a.m.: Louisiana braces for slow-moving possible weekend hurricane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that ...

Thu. 8:59 a.m.: Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early today, a day after Iran's president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran's ...

Thu. 8:54 a.m.: Train collision in Pakistan kills 20

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train rammed into a freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan today, killing at least 20 people and injuring 74 others, hospital officials said. The freight train was stationary when the speeding passenger train struck it at Walhar Railway ...

Wed. 10:01 a.m.: Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV's "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home ...

Wed. 9:19 a.m.: Trump directing government to revamp care for kidney disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation's care for kidney disease, so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis — along with better prevention so patients don't get that sick to begin ...

Wed. 9:10 a.m.: Powell signals that rate cut could be coming soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said this morning that "many" Fed officials believe a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions have strengthened the case for looser interest-rate policies. Delivering the Fed's semi-annual monetary report to Congress, ...

Wed. 9:02 a.m.: UK ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables on Trump

LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned this morning, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." The resignation of Kim Darroch came after Trump ...

Wed. 8:56 a.m.: Judge blocks 9 government lawyers from quitting census fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department can't replace nine lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census without explaining why it's doing so, a judge says. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman, who earlier this year ruled against adding the ...

Wed. 8:52 a.m.: Chicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoon

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city's most popular parks. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Tuesday that investigators went to Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city's West Side and ...

Wed. 8:47 a.m.: 3 vehicles owned by Elvis Presley going up for auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elvis Presley fans can take to the road in his personal stretch limousine, on his last motorcycle or in a pickup truck if they have the money, an auction house announced this morning. Kruse GWS Auctions said the items will be part of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on ...

Tue. 9:04 a.m.: From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It's the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning the eight decades since 1938. It has been: a part of ...

Tue. 8:57 a.m.: UK’s Labour shifts policy, now backs new Brexit referendum

LONDON (AP) — In a significant shift, Britain's main opposition Labour Party said today that Britain's next prime minister should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the party would campaign to stay in the EU if a ...

Tue. 8:49 a.m.: Chemical weapons watchdog members voice concerns over Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are voicing concern that Syria may still possess such weapons after inspectors discovered traces of what could be a byproduct of a nerve agent or poison gas. In a report submitted today at the Organization ...

Tue. 8:44 a.m.: 23 governors join Calif. in opposing Trump mileage standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 U.S. governors signed a pledge backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was not among the governors who signed today's ...