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Senate celebrates budget deal, but shutdown still possible

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders brokered a long-elusive budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against ...

Trump flirts with flashy military parade long eschewed by US

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States watched from afar, but did not emulate. Widely accepted as the world's ...

White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's top White House aides resigned Wednesday following allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him by his two ex-wives. Staff secretary Rob Porter said in a written statement that allegations that ...

Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster. The red electric convertible was the ...

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns amid sex misconduct claims

By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing investigations by gambling regulators and allegations of sexual misconduct, billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn has stepped down as chairman and CEO of the resorts bearing his name. The Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts in a ...

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and KEVIN S. VINEYS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from ...

Gymnastics doctor scandal goes beyond prison sentences

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Larry Nassar's final sentence for serial sexual assault now turns the scandal's spotlight toward major institutions, including Michigan State University, where many of his abuses occurred. The former sports doctor was sentenced Monday to 40 to ...

Democratic memo on Russia probe under White House review

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A memo written by Democrats on the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation of Russian election interference was under review Tuesday at the White House, where President Donald Trump will decide whether ...

Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading photo

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works as an ...

Markets waited a while for a pullback. Then, pow!

By STAN CHOE, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The long, smooth, record-setting ride on Wall Street is over. The stock market pullback that experts had been saying was long overdue has finally come. Investor fears about higher interest rates escalated into rapid, computer-generated ...