AP POLITICS

GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

13 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year. And those costs are expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades. 2017-10-23T23:29:00-04:00 2017-10-24T03:29:32-04:00

Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

1 hour 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted that the call was "very respectful" and her accusation about her husband's name simply wasn't true. 2017-10-23T22:32:00-04:00 2017-10-24T02:32:35-04:00

US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

2 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn't call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy, the top U.S. general said Monday, as he tried to clear up some of the murky details of the assault that killed four American troops and has triggered a nasty political brawl. 2017-10-23T21:24:00-04:00 2017-10-24T01:24:08-04:00

US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

4 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn't call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy, the top U.S. general said Monday, as he tried to clear up some of the murky details of the assault that killed four American troops and has triggered a nasty political brawl. 2017-10-23T15:18:00-04:00 2017-10-23T19:18:08-04:00

GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

4 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades. 2017-10-23T19:06:00-04:00 2017-10-23T23:06:50-04:00

Senate advances $36.5 billion disaster relief package

5 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday gave a preliminary OK to a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would provide Puerto Rico with a much-needed infusion of cash and keep the federal flood insurance program from running out of money to pay claims. 2017-10-23T17:51:00-04:00 2017-10-23T21:51:27-04:00

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Army medic

6 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday turned a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam-era Army medic who risked his life to help wounded comrades into a mini homework tutorial for the boy and girl who came to watch their grandfather be enshrined "into the history of our nation." 2017-10-23T17:27:00-04:00 2017-10-23T21:27:03-04:00

GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

6 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades. 2017-10-23T17:03:00-04:00 2017-10-23T21:03:40-04:00

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

8 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement savings program will be untouched. 2017-10-23T14:46:00-04:00 2017-10-23T18:46:10-04:00

Senate advances $36.5B disaster relief package

9 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday gave a preliminary OK to a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would provide Puerto Rico with a much-needed infusion of cash and keep the federal flood insurance program from running out of money to pay claims. 2017-10-23T14:23:00-04:00 2017-10-23T18:23:54-04:00

Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

9 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted that the call was "very respectful" and her accusation about her husband's name simply wasn't true. 2017-10-23T14:14:00-04:00 2017-10-23T18:14:54-04:00

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Army medic

9 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday turned a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam-era Army medic who risked his life to help wounded comrades into a mini homework tutorial for the boy and girl who came to watch their grandfather be enshrined "into the history of our nation." 2017-10-23T14:00:00-04:00 2017-10-23T18:00:26-04:00

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched. 2017-10-23T13:12:00-04:00 2017-10-23T17:12:27-04:00

Former FBI director in Iowa: It's for family, not politics

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:17
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey paid a weekend visit to Iowa, site of the first presidential caucuses. 2017-10-23T13:06:00-04:00 2017-10-23T17:06:58-04:00

Top US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American people and the fallen soldiers' families deserve answers about a deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger, the top U.S. general said Monday, without being able to provide many himself. 2017-10-23T12:56:00-04:00 2017-10-23T16:56:38-04:00

Top US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 22:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general says the American people, including the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger, deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush. 2017-10-23T12:21:00-04:00 2017-10-23T16:21:12-04:00

Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 22:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier's widow criticized President Donald Trump on Monday over his condolence call last week, prompting a fresh Trump Twitter rebuttal as the emotional conflict case showed no sign of abating. 2017-10-23T12:19:00-04:00 2017-10-23T16:19:56-04:00

Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 22:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Senate Democrat said there's no time to waste as the Senate pressed ahead Monday on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. 2017-10-23T11:51:00-04:00 2017-10-23T15:51:14-04:00

Ivanka Trump says tax plan addresses needs of US families

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:54
RICHBORO, Pa. (AP) — Ivanka Trump is calling tax reform the top priority of her father's administration and something necessary to address the new realities of the modern American family. 2017-10-23T11:44:00-04:00 2017-10-23T15:44:07-04:00

In Asia, Trump to warn North Korea but not likely visit DMZ

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:39
NEW YORK (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's overheated talk about North Korea's Kim Jung Un and the country's nuclear program, Trump will likely not make the customary presidential visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone during his 12-day trip to Asia next month. 2017-10-23T11:25:00-04:00 2017-10-23T15:25:45-04:00

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