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Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate acted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk. Continue reading...

Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay

WASHINGTON — Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices. Continue reading...

Deal reached to keep U.S. government running, help Flint

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Mich., water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. Continue reading...

Clinton seeks campaign lift from Sanders, Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to build on her debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters whose enthusiasm drove Bernie Sanders' campaign. Continue reading...

Police: Former bank employee stole nearly $700,000

OCALA, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a former bank employee is accused of stealing almost $700,000 from her aunt and customers. Continue reading...

Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

EL CAJON, Calif. — A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said. Continue reading...

Post-debate rivals look ahead: Trump reassesses, Clinton says course set

Subscriber onlyRALEIGH, N.C. -- Donald Trump said Tuesday that he may hit Democratic rival Hillary Clinton harder in their next encounter and that her efforts to get under his skin during their first debate didn't work. Continue reading...

Placating Flint aid joins bill in House

Stopgap funding now easier to OK

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- House Republicans late Tuesday acquiesced to Democrats' demands for aid to address the Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis, when the Rules Committee voted to allow an amendment to a water resources measure that would authorize $170 million in assistance to the city. Continue reading...

Barriers hold off flooding in Iowa

River crests at 2nd-highest, concern turns to city’s sewers

Subscriber onlyCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- An elaborate system of temporary flood walls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever. Continue reading...

Senators press FBI director on bombing, club massacre

Comey declines to say agency missed earlier-case signals

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando, Fla., nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month. Continue reading...

Defense chief: Bill threatens military

Override vote set on 9/11-suit veto

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Legislation that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over allegations of backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Continue reading...

10 judges hear sides in suit fighting use of Clean Air Act

Arkansas in coalition against EPA plan on coal emissions

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab. Continue reading...

IRS will cut jobs handling returns as more file online

Work on paper forms to end for 7,000 as agency says 86% e-filed in 2015

Subscriber onlyThe Internal Revenue Service said it will eliminate more than 7,000 jobs related to the processing of paper tax returns by 2024 in a move that will reduce its workforce by more than 8 percent -- and Covington, Ky., is the first in the firing line. Continue reading...

Obama names ambassador to Cuba

But nomination faces resistance from Senate Republicans

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as his choice to become the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century. Continue reading...

As grocery prices plunge, shoppers feast on savings

Fierce sales competition batters chains

Subscriber onlyFood prices have fallen for nine straight months in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. It's the longest streak of food deflation since 1960 -- with the exception of 2009, when the financial crisis was winding down. Continue reading...

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