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  • In this March 16, 2017 photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A House panel on Tuesday weighed legislation that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) National News

    Panel makes progress on bill privatizing air traffic control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel moved closer Tuesday to approving legislation that would split off management of the nation’s skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company. The Republican-led committee worked into the evening on legislation designed to remove air traffic control from the vagaries of the […]
  • U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley smiles while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, before the House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee budget hearing on the United Nations and International Organizations. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) National News

    Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A warning from the White House to Syrian President Bashar Assad about another possible chemical weapons attack was also aimed at two of Assad’s key backers, Russia and Iran, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday. During testimony before the House panel on foreign operations, Nikki Haley also called Assad […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) AP

    The Latest: Sanders attacks CNN, media in briefing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CNN’s retracted Russia story (all times local): 3:46 p.m. President Trump’s press aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged all Americans to watch an online video posted by a conservative provocateur with a CNN producer commenting on his network’s coverage of Trump’s connections to Russia. Sanders, in the White House […]
  • FILE - In this June 16, 2017, file photo, a man walks past a television set showing U.S. President Donald Trump signing the new Cuba policy, in a living room festooned with images of Cuban leaders at a house in Havana, Cuba. President Trump declared he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration's historic easing. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) Lifestyle

    New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

    President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they’re losing business. Five of 12 private bed-and-breakfast owners in Havana and Cuba’s southern colonial city of Trinidad told The Associated Press that they received cancellations after Trump’s June […]
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas depart after speaking with the media after they and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Lifestyle

    The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): 5:55 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “good progress” was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators. Trump invited them to meet after McConnell decided to delay a vote on […]
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    US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States asserted Tuesday that Myanmar is no longer one of the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, while removing both Myanmar and Iraq from a list of countries that use child soldiers. In its annual report on human trafficking, the State Department also demoted China to the lowest ranking over […]
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    Justices to hear dispute over seizing Iran artifacts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack who want to seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. The justices said Tuesday they will review a lower court ruling that said the U.S. victims of a suicide […]
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    Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado voucher program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering the top Colorado state court to look again at a school voucher program that it had struck down as unconstitutional. The justices’ action Tuesday follows a ruling a day earlier that was cheered by religious rights groups. The court held that churches could not be excluded from […]
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    Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market. The justices will review a lower court ruling against the state, which is hoping to capture some […]
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    Trump attacks media in flurry of early morning tweets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to rail against media credibility. On Tuesday morning he tweeted, “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia,’ with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE […]
  • FILE -In this fie picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdul-Hamid Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File) National News

    US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected “active preparations” by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants. The chemical threat and sudden White House warning illustrate the challenging complexities […]
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis before the start of a dinner with President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) National News

    Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

    MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over. Describing American reassurances to Turkey that the U.S. will take back weapons given to the Syrian Kurds after the IS fight, […]
  • FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs President Donald Trump as Modi departs the White House in Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump should have been ready for a bear hug from Narendra Modi this week in Washington. The folksy embrace has become a signature move for the Indian prime minister in greeting global leaders and celebrities alike. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) National News

    Europe’s once positive world view of US slips under Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Europeans now view the United States unfavorably under President Donald Trump than favorably, according to a survey of public attitudes in three dozen countries that comes as Trump prepares for a return visit to the continent early next month. The Pew Research Center survey released Monday also found scant confidence […]
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    Who can get around the travel ban?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it allowed a limited version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to take effect for now, the Supreme Court carved out a major exception. It said Monday that travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could come to the United States if they have “a bona fide relationship” […]
  • President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the regular people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) National News

    Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra […]
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