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    Meaning of ‘clean coal’ mentioned by Trump unclear

    President Donald Trump invoked “clean coal” at Tuesday night’s rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that’s used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel — but one that remains ambiguous in its definition. The Republican president took credit for the opening of a coal mine in Pennsylvania, […]
  • FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) National News

    Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and personal feud that defies conventional wisdom. The escalating tension between […]
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    Man tossed from wagon, trampled by horse at county fair dies

    MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been thrown from a wagon and trampled by a horse at a Pennsylvania county fair and has died. The Crawford County coroner’s office says 64-year-old Saegertown resident Charles Burns was injured in the accident Wednesday at the Crawford County Fairgrounds and was pronounced dead 15 minutes later at […]
  • This undated California Department of Motor Vehicles photo, released by the California Highway Patrol, shows Konstantin Morozov. Natalia Morozova was killed Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at her home in Santa Maria home on the central coast, prompting a statewide Amber Alert urging the public to watch for a car that might contain her husband. He went on the run with their 9-year-old son. The alert ended after police shot and killed Konstantin Morozov on Tuesday night in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. The boy, Daniel Morozov, was unharmed. (California DMV/California Highway Patrol via AP) National News

    California woman feared husband who killed her, took son

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who killed his ex-wife and fled with his 9-year-old son had battled with her over money and their former home, according to court documents. Konstantin Morozov, 48, was killed Tuesday night by Los Angeles police, more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from where his wife was found […]
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    Lawsuit: Train that crashed also overshot previous station

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who was among dozens of people injured when a commuter train crashed at a suburban Philadelphia terminal is suing the rail company, claiming the train also blew past a previous station before the accident. Passenger Darrell Robbson filed a lawsuit against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority on Wednesday. He says […]
  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands in the door of Air Force One and watches President Donald Trump, as he arrives in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Lifestyle

    Kelly seeks to restore White House order ahead of key fights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it’s clear he still struggles to have the same effect on the president himself. The White House is a less contentious place and decision-making is […]
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    Man gets 10 years in prison for wreck that killed 3 children

    DALLAS (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a Texas crash that killed three children in the other car. A Dallas County jury found Xavier Taylor guilty of three criminally negligent homicide counts for the March 2016 crash at an eastern Dallas intersection caused by his excessive speed. According […]
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    Glitch sends driver’s license suspension notices to hundreds

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles say a computer glitch caused hundreds of letters threatening license and registration suspensions to be sent out this month. DMV spokesman Paul Grimaldi said Wednesday the erroneous letters went out due to complications with the transition to a new computer system. The letters incorrectly […]
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    Woman sues Texas parking garage after car plummets

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose car fell from the seventh floor of a parking garage last month has filed a lawsuit against the garage’s owner and management. The Austin American-Statesman reports that 49-year-old Christi Bowmer’s lawsuit alleges that GTT Parking LP and owner Sheldon Kahn were negligent in not upgrading the cable […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2010 file photo, two young wild horses play while grazing in Reno, Nev. Officials at a wild horse summit in Salt Lake City said Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, that swollen populations of federally-protected mustangs roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, leaving some officials to recommend killing or selling the animals to reduce herds. (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File) National News

    Critics: Utah horse meeting is secretive ‘slaughter summit’

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Swollen populations of federally-protected wild horses roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, Utah and U.S. government officials said at a conference Wednesday, an invitation-only meeting that mustang-protection advocates say is promoting the slaughter of an icon of the American West. Members of Utah’s congressional delegation and a […]