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Donald Trump criticizes Obamacare deal he supported one day ago - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:48am -

President Trump on Wednesday signaled he cannot support a bipartisan deal that resumes critical Obamacare payments, one day after he offered support for the compromise and even as its Republican architect said Mr. Trump "engineered" the pact.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, told an event hosted by Axios that Mr. ...

Mladenovic, Vandeweghe lose opening matches at Kremlin Cup - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:45am -

MOSCOW (AP) - Top-seeded Kristina Mladenovic and No. 2 CoCo Vandeweghe lost their opening matches Wednesday at the Kremlin Cup.

Mladenovic landed only 49 percent of her first serves and was beaten by Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Vandeweghe lost to Lesia Tsurenko 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.

Mladenovic and Vandeweghe had ...

Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:42am -

Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.

The 21-year-old posted a lengthy statement on Twitter on Wednesday that detailed the allegations of abuse. She says the abuse ...

UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:37am -

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdict next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who faces a possible life sentence if convicted of charges including genocide.

Mladic was tried on 11 counts of genocide, crimes ...

FA apologizes for women's coach's 'discriminatory remarks' - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:30am -

LONDON (AP) - A fresh investigation into the conduct of fired national women's team coach Mark Sampson found that he directed discriminatory comments at players Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence, the English Football Association said Wednesday.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn issued a statement saying he "would like to sincerely ...

Cory Gardner says anything that allows Democrats to take the Senate is 'a ste... - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:26am -

Sen. Cory Gardner said Wednesday that any action that allows Democrats to take the Senate is "a step backwards."

"I respect everybody's right to be involved in primaries and elections, but I want to do one thing and one thing only, and that's create more opportunity for the people of ...

Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:22am -

TORONTO (AP) - Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer.

A statement on the band's website said ...

Daly, Antoine, Uhlaender return to US national skeleton team - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:19am -

Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine and Olympic veterans John Daly and Katie Uhlaender were among the six sliders announced Wednesday as members of the U.S. World Cup skeleton team to start the season.

Also picked were Greg West, who joins Antoine and Daly on the men's side, and women's sliders ...

Trump tangles with Democratic congresswoman over call to Green Beret's widow - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:19am -

President Trump accused Rep. Frederica Wilson of fabricating a story that he told widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

"Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have ...

Urawa Reds beat Shanghai SIPG 1-0 to advance to ACL final - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:09am -

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) - Japanese club Urawa Reds advanced to the final of the Asian Champions League by beating Shanghai SIPG 1-0 Wednesday.

Rafael Silva's header in the 11th minute allowed the Reds to advance 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in China in the first leg last month.


Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:02am -

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Switzerland's federal government said Wednesday it is prepared to pay almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which could still be stopped by public opposition.

Federal councilor Guy Parmelin, ...

Villanova picked by coaches to win Big East again - 18 Oct 2017 at 9:01am -

NEW YORK (AP) - Villanova has been picked by Big East coaches to win its fifth straight regular-season conference title.

Jay Wright's team received eight first-place votes from the league's coaches Wednesday. Wildcats guard Jalen Brunson was chosen as the conference's preseason player of the year, and Omari Spellman was ...

Donald Trump slams NFL for not requiring players to stand during national anthem - 18 Oct 2017 at 8:51am -

President Trump blasted the NFL Wednesday over its decision to "not force" players to stand for the national anthem.

"The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem," Mr. Trump tweeted. "Total disrespect for our great country!"

He ...

Second judge issues halt to revised travel ban, rules on 'extreme vetting' - 18 Oct 2017 at 8:38am -

A federal judge in Maryland added a new legal blockade to President Trump's travel ban early Wednesday, ruling that the White House's third attempt at "extreme vetting" is still poisoned by the president's campaign-season "religious animus" toward Muslims.

The ruling by Judge Theodore D. Chuang, an Obama appointee to the ...

Donald Trump slams James Comey, accusing him of lying to protect Hillary Clinton - 18 Oct 2017 at 8:30am -

President Trump accused former FBI Director James B. Comey of lying to protect Hillary Clinton in a series of tweets on Wednesday after the agency released new documents on the investigation.

"Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete. Many.." ...

Eagles defensive end Chris Long is donating his salary - 18 Oct 2017 at 8:01am -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Long is donating the rest of his year's salary to increase educational equality.

The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, he's using the next 10 to launch the Pledge 10 ...

Frederica Wilson: Donald Trump told widow that fallen soldier knew what he si... - 18 Oct 2017 at 7:59am -

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone.

Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the ...

Iceland prepared for World Cup debut with 2 games in Qatar - 18 Oct 2017 at 7:58am -

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland will play two friendlies in Qatar for its first preparation games since advancing to play at next year's World Cup.

The Iceland soccer federation says the games are against the Czech Republic on Nov. 8 and 2022 World Cup host Qatar on Nov. 14.

Iceland ...

Trump again blasts NFL over players kneeling during anthem - 18 Oct 2017 at 7:52am -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem."

He adds: "Total disrespect for our great ...

Sherrod Brown says he could support Donald Trump's tax plan - 18 Oct 2017 at 7:41am -

Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday that President Trump's tax plan will likely have Democratic support if it includes incentive for working families.

"The president wants to do two things. He wants to give significant tax relief to working families, and he wants to make sure that corporations are patriotic — ...

Game against Madrid shows Tottenham is on the right track - 18 Oct 2017 at 7:26am -

MADRID (AP) - Tottenham's gritty performance in the Champions League was worthy of celebration, even if the match against Real Madrid ended only in a 1-1 draw.

The result against the defending champions on Tuesday left Tottenham in good position to make it to the knockout stages for the first ...

Relatives: Zell Miller no longer making public appearances - 18 Oct 2017 at 7:13am -

ATLANTA (AP) - Relatives of Zell Miller say he will no longer make public appearances as he deals with health challenges.

The 85-year-old former Georgia governor and U.S. senator took a fall at a Young Harris College basketball game in February 2016.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that tests at a ...

52 percent of Americans oppose Donald Trump's tax plan: Poll - 18 Oct 2017 at 7:11am -

Over half of Americans oppose President Trump's tax proposals, according to a new CNN poll.

Fifty-two percent of Americans oppose the plan, while 34 percent support it with division largely across partisan lines. Eighty-one percent of Democrats oppose the plan along with 50 percent of independents, while 70 percent ...

Karen Pence selects art therapy as the cause she'll promote as second lady - 18 Oct 2017 at 6:45am -

Second lady Karen Pence announced Wednesday that art therapy will be the cause she plans on championing, kicking it off with a trip to Florida.

"We have three goals. One is to elevate the profession and explain it. This is not arts and crafts. The second is to encourage young ...

Denmark cancels World Cup qualifier against Sweden - 18 Oct 2017 at 6:33am -

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel a World Cup qualifying match against Sweden.

The DBU said Wednesday it has informed FIFA and "expects now a disciplinary decision," including being excluded from World Cup qualifying.

The ...

The Latest: Nuclear envoys meet over North Korean threat - 18 Oct 2017 at 6:29am -

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on diplomatic meetings between the United States, South Korea and Japan over the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

South Korea says the top nuclear envoys from Washington, Seoul and Tokyo agreed that the allies must pursue ...

Spanish Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia retires - 18 Oct 2017 at 5:37am -

MADRID (AP) - Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia says she is retiring after enduring a series of injuries this year.

The 38-year-old Spaniard made the announcement Wednesday while donating the gold medal she won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to a sports museum in the northeastern city of ...

Migrant group accuses federal government of targeting them - 18 Oct 2017 at 5:27am -

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont-based immigration advocacy group is accusing the federal government of targeting activists for deportation based on political activism.

The lawsuit was filed under the Freedom of Information Act in federal court last week. The Burlington Free Press reports Migrant Justice, which advocates for immigration and ...

Football player cut from Albright passes on reinstatement - 18 Oct 2017 at 5:25am -

READING, Pa. (AP) - A football player who was offered reinstatement after being cut from the team at Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania says he will not rejoin the team.

Sophomore Gyree Durante tells The Reading Eagle some players lost trust in him, and he does not think it ...

Ethier 'honors the game.' For once, it returns the favor - 18 Oct 2017 at 4:23am -

CHICAGO (AP) - Andre Ethier put his teammates on notice before the first pitch of the playoffs: win the World Series or watch one of the best seasons in Dodgers history go down as a bust.

Then he put his bat where his mouth was.

In his first start of ...

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan - 18 Oct 2017 at 4:10am -

YEI, South Sudan (AP) - Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders ...

Donald Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead - 18 Oct 2017 at 3:58am -

WASHINGTON (AP) — After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences, wrote to him to say "some days I don't want to live," ...

Malaysia Airlines outgoing CEO says Ryanair needs his help - 18 Oct 2017 at 3:48am -

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia Airlines outgoing CEO Peter Bellew said Wednesday that he decided to return to Ryanair as a form of national service because the Irish budget airline needed his help.

He is the second CEO to quit the Malaysian flag carrier in less than two years.


Trump's lawyers to ask for dismissal of lawsuit - 18 Oct 2017 at 3:38am -

NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump are asking a federal judge to toss a civil lawsuit accusing the president of violating the Constitution because his businesses accept money from foreign governments.

In a court hearing in New York on Wednesday, Justice Department lawyers are expected to argue ...

CIA watchdog nominee scolded for lack of preparation - 18 Oct 2017 at 3:28am -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog has told Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11.

Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy inspector general at the CIA since ...

Receiver River Cracraft says he's signed with Broncos - 18 Oct 2017 at 2:12am -

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Former Washington State slot receiver River Cracraft tweeted Tuesday that he's joined the injury-ravaged Denver Broncos, who lost Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie to ankle injuries last weekend.

Cracraft caught 218 passes for 2,701 yards and 20 touchdowns over four seasons for the Cougars. He went ...

Michael Jordan scores again, this time with his Jumpman logo - 18 Oct 2017 at 1:49am -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Jordan is showing he still has the ability to score big - even though he hasn't played in nearly 15 years.

The Hornets owner's latest slam dunk off the court might come by way of the NBA's new uniform contract with Nike.

Since the Jordan ...

Diplomats from US, S. Korea, Japan discuss N. Korean threat - 18 Oct 2017 at 1:31am -

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their countries' commitment Wednesday to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat posed by North Korea's rapidly expanding nuclear program. However, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan stressed that the allies must be ...

West Virginia AG says election pamphlet law unconstitutional - 18 Oct 2017 at 1:24am -

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a state law prohibiting anonymous election pamphlets is unconstitutional.

Morrisey issued the opinion Tuesday in response to a request by Secretary of State Mac Warner. Both are Republicans.

Morrisey says the state law "violates the First Amendment because it ...

Forum to look at strengthening business ties with Canada - 18 Oct 2017 at 12:12am -

WHITEFIELD, N.H. (AP) - A daylong business forum is aimed at strengthening ties between New Hampshire and Canada.

The New Hampshire-Canada Business Development Forum is scheduled for Oct. 27 at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield.

The forum will include a discussion about the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiation, ...