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  • FILE - In his May 22, 2012 file photo, a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Lifestyle

    Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the same time, research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raises concern […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan, Fort Myer in Arlington Va. Behind the detail-scarce rhetoric of the new Afghanistan strategy, elements of President Donald Trump's broader approach to foreign conflicts emerge: secret military plans, no "nation-building" and a reliance on regional players to squeeze wayward nations and extremist groups. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) National News

    New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to ‘Trump Doctrine’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to America’s most pressing national security concerns begin to emerge, consistent with his efforts in […]
  • President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

    PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger. He blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. And he shouted […]
  • FILE - In his May 22, 2012 file photo, a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Lifestyle

    Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the same time, research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raises concern […]
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    The Latest: Yoder says he wants to fix private health market

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder’s town hall meeting. (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder says he wants to fix broken private health insurance markets rather than moving the U.S. toward expanded government health coverage. Yoder also called for greater bipartisanship in Congress during a town hall […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan, Fort Myer in Arlington Va. Behind the detail-scarce rhetoric of the new Afghanistan strategy, elements of President Donald Trump's broader approach to foreign conflicts emerge: secret military plans, no "nation-building" and a reliance on regional players to squeeze wayward nations and extremist groups. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) National News

    A ‘Trump Doctrine’? Clues in his new Afghanistan plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to America’s most pressing national security concerns begin to emerge, consistent with his efforts in […]
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    US amends info request related to Inauguration Day protest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department amended a request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests, attempting to address concerns that the records demand was sweeping and unconstitutional. Yet prosecutors also defended as lawful a warrant they obtained for information about the site. They said in a […]
  • President Donald Trump stands before speaking at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    The Latest: Trump says US will ‘probably’ end NAFTA

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona (all times PDT): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks the U.S. will “end up probably terminating” the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico “at some point.” Trump tells supporters at a Phoenix, Arizona rally that, “Personally, I don’t […]
  • Smoke billows after Phoenix police used tear gas outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York) National News

    Protests turn unruly after Trump’s Phoenix speech

    PHOENIX (AP) — A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers. A haze enveloped the night sky Tuesday as protesters and police clashed outside the convention center where Trump had […]
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to discuss Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    US cuts, delays $300 million in aid to Egypt, citing rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday cut nearly $100 million in military and economic aid to Egypt and delayed almost $200 million more in military financing to Egypt, pending human rights improvements and action to ease harsh restrictions on civic and other non-governmental groups. The moves underscore the administration’s delicate diplomacy with Egypt, […]
  • U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., answers questions about health care and other issues during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the city hall in Olathe, Kan. National Democrats already are targeting Yoder for next year's election in a district that President Donald Trump narrowly lost last year. (AP Photo/John Hanna) Lifestyle

    Kansas Rep. Yoder tries to balance GOP views, centrist tone

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican congressman in Kansas sought Tuesday night to sound bipartisan, centrist notes while defending the GOP’s approach on health care and other issues during a town hall meeting with national Democrats already targeting him in a district that President Donald Trump narrowly lost last year. Rep. Kevin Yoder told about […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump walk across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., for the return flight to the Washington. The White House is appealing to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump’s young son, Barron.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) National News

    White House renews request for privacy for Trump’s young son

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday renewed its request to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump’s young son, Barron, after a conservative news and opinion website criticized the casual attire he wore home after the family’s summer vacation. The 11-year-old wore shorts, a T-shirt that said “On Your Mark Tiger […]
  • National News

    Appeals court: Energy officials missed in pipeline review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington appeals court says federal energy regulators fell short in evaluating the environmental impact of a natural gas pipeline that’s carrying gas through Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday agreed with the Sierra Club in ruling that officials needed more […]
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    Iowa GOP leader accused of stalking, threatening ex-fiancée

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Republican Party leader who is running for state treasurer has been ordered to stay away from his ex-fiancée after allegedly threatening her and admittedly using her iTunes account’s “Find iPhone” app to track her whereabouts. A judge this month granted a temporary restraining order against former U.S. Army […]
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to discuss Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    US notes NKorea ‘restraint,’ points to possible dialogue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday commended North Korea for recent restraint in its provocations and said it could point the way to a possible dialogue with the U.S. It was rare positive expression from the U.S. toward the authoritarian government in Pyongyang and comes amid a slight easing in recent […]
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