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  • Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it...
  • President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala.
    Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected
    Sept. 24, 2017
    President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect...
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership at his compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Abbas said in a televised speech Friday that he has urged the U.S. and European countries to pressure Israel to halt the offensive. Abbas said he also called Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and the Islamists top leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, calling for Palestinian unity.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
    Palestinian leader tries to put Trump on notice with warning
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Overshadowed by last week's showdown between the U.S. and North Korea, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an ominous warning in his address to the United Nations: With ...
  • Baltimore Ravens players, including former player Ray Lewis, second from right, kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Sept. 24, 2017.
    Reactions to Trump's comments on NFL player protests
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Reactions to President Donald Trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem continued to roll out Sunday . At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump suggested that NFL owners fire players who kneel during the anthem ...
  • Inmate wins order forcing Missouri prisons to ban smoking
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Missouri prisons have been ordered to eliminate smoking after an asthmatic inmate serving a life sentence for two murders won a court judgment...
  • Car plows into Honolulu restaurant injuring 7
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Six people, including a 3-year-old girl, were transported to the hospital after a car smashed into a Honolulu restaurant...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo pledges state aid effort for Puerto Rico
    Sept. 24, 2017
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday launched a state effort to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico...
  • Kaitlyn Adams, a member of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, hugs another church member at the scene after a deadly shooting at the church on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Antioch, Tenn.
    Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded
    Sept. 24, 2017
    A masked gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sunday and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring seven others before apparently shooting himself, an official said...
  • French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron casts his ballot in the presidential runoff election in Le Touquet, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Polling agencies have projected that Macron, 39, will be France's next president.
    France: Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election
    Sept. 24, 2017
    French President Emmanuel Macron's upstart centrist party suffered its first electoral blow Sunday, as traditional conservatives dominated Senate elections amid mounting disenchantment with Macron's leadership...
  • Investigation ongoing into stabbing of bus driver in Nevada
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Nevada Highway Patrol officials say 31-year-old Armando Juarez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and ...
  •  In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.
    Treasury chief: First Amendment for players -- off the field
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin thinks pro football players lose their right to free speech once they don pads and take the field. Mnuchin said on ABC's "This Week" they have "the right to ...
  • Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar
    Sept. 24, 2017
    The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in ...
  • Merkel seen winning 4th term, nationalists strong in Germany
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc was on course Sunday for a lackluster victory in Germany's national election while the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party was heading for a triumphant entry into parliament, projections ...
  • The Latest: Sen. Graham insists health care bill isn't dead
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina still thinks there's a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end "Obamacare," even after his friend, Sen. John McCain, said he opposes the bill. Speaking on ABC's "This Week," Graham says Republicans ...
  • Immigrants touched by Mexico quake, try to help from afar
    Sept. 24, 2017
    When Luis Ramirez finally reached his mother after the powerful Mexico earthquake, he learned her home was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished. He considered getting on a plane from New York to help her find a new home, but it was ...
  • Trump travel ban expires today; new restrictions expected
    Sept. 24, 2017
    President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires today, 90 days after it went into effect. The Department of Homeland Security has ...
  • Sen. Collins likely against GOP health bill in latest blow
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party's drive to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and ...
  • Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say
    Sept. 24, 2017
    As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill this year designed to ...
  • Mexico: As quake search continues, thousands homeless
    Sept. 24, 2017
    As the search continues for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings in Mexico City, thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are ...
  • Jacksonville Jaguars players lock arms and kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Sept. 24, 2017.
    President's criticisms incite more protests at NFL games
    Sept. 24, 2017
    President Donald Trump's criticism of players who protest during the national anthem incited a mass increase in such activism Sunday, with more than 100 NFL players sitting or kneeling, others raising their fists and whole teams ...
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