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Trump Checks Out Anti-Drug Effort While In Florida

(AP) – President Donald Trump is on his way to Key West, Florida, where he’ll get a briefing on drug interdiction. Trump will be visiting Joint Interagency Task Force-South and will be briefed by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Northcom, and Southcom. He’ll be joined by his homeland security secretary, the acting director of the Office […]

Men Arrested At Starbucks Say They Feared For Their Lives

(AP) – Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks said they were just waiting for a business meeting – and a week later still wonder how that could escalate into a police encounter that left them fearing for their lives. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson tell The Associated Press in their first interview since […]

Trump: Barbara Bush A ‘Titan In American Life’

(AP) – President Donald Trump is praising former first lady Barbara Bush as a “wonderful, wonderful person” and a “titan in American life.” Trump says her presence and character were engraved into America’s identity and her strength and toughness embodied the nation’s spirit. He noted her tireless advocacy for literacy, along with her patriotism and […]

Calif. Governor Says Deal Reached On National Guard Mission

(AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached an agreement with the federal government that California’s National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers. The announcement comes after a week of uncertainty in which President Donald Trump bashed the governor’s insistence […]

Trade Issues Expose The Limits Of Trump-Abe ‘Bromance’

(AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted President Donald Trump with a golden driver not long after he won the White House. Abe has met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he’s Trump’s second-most frequent caller. Yet their two-day summit at Trump’s south Florida estate shows the limits of […]

FAA Orders Fan Blade Inspections After Jet Engine Explosion

(AP) – U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine’s manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, […]

Trump Leaves Open Possibility Of Bailing On Meeting With Kim

(AP) – President Donald Trump is leaving himself plenty of wiggle room when it comes to following through with a summit with the leader of North Korea, telling reporters that he will bail out of the meeting if he decides it won’t produce results. Discussing the planned sit-down with North Korean Kim Jong Un during […]

2nd Piece Of Plane Found In Pennsylvania

(AP) – A second piece of a plane that made an emergency landing after a fatal engine mishap has been found in a Pennsylvania town about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of the Philadelphia International Airport. WCAU-TV reports that the debris believed to be from the plane was found on state game land near Reading […]

Family: Woman Killed On Plane Was Beloved

(AP) – The family of an Albuquerque bank executive who died on a Southwest Airlines flight says the mother of two was full of “vibrancy, passion, and love.”  Jennifer Riordan’s family said in a statement that the 43-year-old community leader died Tuesday on a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Passengers say Riordan […]

Trump Calls Sketch Released By Daniels ‘A Total Con Job’

(AP) – President Donald Trump says a porn actress is pulling “a total con job” by promoting an artist’s sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and carries a description of […]