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VIDEO: Storm system that killed 3 in Midwest rumbles eastward

ST. LOUIS — A spring-like storm system spawned tornadoes that destroyed more than 100 homes and killed three people in the central U.S. before it rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million people in its path, forecasters said. Continue reading...

Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, U.S. officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days. Continue reading...

Police: Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole

TARENTUM, Pa. — Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of the body, texted it to a friend and showered before calling 911. Continue reading...

Trump gives 1st speech to Congress

Health care, new jobs, military among topics

Subscriber onlyHeralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for creating jobs, overhauling the nation's health care system and boosting military spending. Continue reading...

Trump thrills Arkansans; speech spot on, state’s D.C. delegation says

Subscriber onlyMembers of the all-Republican Arkansas congressional delegation stood and applauded repeatedly during President Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening. Continue reading...

GOP looks to president for unity

Subscriber onlyRepublicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and they beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute. Continue reading...

Senate confirms Ross as commerce secretary

Subscriber onlyThe Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary, helping President Donald Trump fill out his economic team. Continue reading...

Press vital, but no Trump dig intended, Bush says

Subscriber onlyFormer President George W. Bush said he didn't intend to criticize President Donald Trump when he said recently that a free press is essential to democracy Continue reading...

Trump: Obama stirs dissent

Predecessor’s ‘people’ possibly behind leaks, too, he says

Subscriber only President Donald Trump said he believes that Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that his predecessor's "people" may be the source of unflattering national-security leaks to the news media. Continue reading...

AG suggests police need less scrutiny

Reviews impair effectiveness, he warns

Subscriber onlyAttorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday told state law enforcement officials that a recent uptick in killings threatens to undo decades of progress and suggested police would be more effective if they were subjected to less federal scrutiny. Continue reading...

Religious-claim ruling for pipeline is week away

Subscriber onlyA federal judge said Tuesday that he'll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline over claims that it violates the religious rights of two Indian tribes. Continue reading...

NYC details 5-year plan for homeless

Subscriber onlyNew York City would increase its number of homeless shelters but seek to stop putting up homeless people in hotels and private apartments under a plan unveiled Tuesday by the mayor. Continue reading...

Syrian sanctions vetoed, U.S.' Haley slams Russia

Subscriber onlyRussia and President Donald Trump's administration clashed in a vote at the U.N. Security Council for the first time Tuesday as the Kremlin vetoed a measure backed by the United States to punish Syria for using chemical weapons. Continue reading...

In shootout, suspect slain, 2 officers hurt

Subscriber only Two Houston police officers were shot as they investigated a home burglary Tuesday, authorities said. Both were taken to hospitals, with one of the officers in critical condition. Continue reading...

2 Trumps open Vancouver hotel

Sons greeted by protesters

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's two eldest sons attended the grand opening Tuesday of their company's new hotel and condominium tower in Vancouver, where they were greeted by protests. Continue reading...

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