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  1. Trump reaches out to Schumer, Democrats in bid for 'great' new health care law

    Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate's Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass "great" health legislation. The answer back: Democrats are willing to hear his ideas, but…
  2. 'Putin, go away': Protesters rally across Russia on president's 65th birthday

    In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race. Police allowed demonstrators in Moscow to rally near the Kremlin…
  3. A few visitors to Cuba report symptoms similar to attacks on U.S. workers: official

    The United States has received "a handful of reports" from American citizens who say they've experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of U.S. government workers in Havana, a State Department official said Friday. The U.S. isn't vouching for the reports. In a security notice Friday to…
  4. Hurricane Nate expected to hit Gulf Coast tonight with Category 2 strength

    Rain bands from fast-moving Hurricane Nate lashed southeast Louisiana on Saturday afternoon as the storm headed for an evening landfall and residents in vulnerable, low-lying areas fled. "It's coming," Larry Bertron said as he and his wife Kimberlee prepared to leave their home in the…
  5. After bombshell Harvey Weinstein revelations, many ask, 'Why now'?

    Why now? That was the first question many were asking this weekend after explosive revelations came to light about Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood's most powerful men, and decades of alleged sexual harassment on his part. First, it was a question about Hollywood, where tales about…
  6. Lisa Bloom resigns as lawyer for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in sexual harassment case

    Attorney Lisa Bloom says she is no longer representing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations. Bloom posted on Twitter that she has resigned as an adviser to Weinstein. She added that he and his board of directors are "moving toward an agreement." Bloom…
  7. Welcome to Las Vegas: FBI billboards ask for tips on gunman's motive

    Tourists coming to gamble and party on the Strip will soon find something other than bright lights welcoming them to "Fabulous Las Vegas." Billboards will serve as a stark reminder that investigators remain stumped about what drove a gunman to mow down concertgoers from a perch in a high-rise…
  8. Injuries reported after car hits pedestrians outside London museum; one person detained

    British emergency services raced to London's Natural History Museum after a car struck pedestrians Saturday outside the building. Police said a number of people were injured and one person was detained at the scene. The crash happened at 2:20 p.m. on a day when the central London museum is…
  9. Trump supporters, eager to 'drain the swamp,' swelling Republican Party purse with small donations

    Fueled by a string of fundraising appeals from President Donald Trump to his supporters, the Republican Party is on track to raise more money from small-dollar contributions than it has collected in more than a decade. The influx of cash from Trump's base is helping the GOP amass a major…
  10. Danish police find severed head, legs in death of journalist killed on submarine

    Danish divers found the decapitated head, legs and clothes of a Swedish journalist who was killed after going on a trip with an inventor on his submarine, police said Saturday. The body parts and clothing were found Friday in plastic bags with a knife and "heavy metal pieces" to make them…
  11. Dr. Seuss museum to replace mural after complaints it depicted 'jarring racial stereotype'

    A controversial mural at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Massachusetts will be replaced after several children's authors complained that it promoted racial stereotypes — and that they were boycotting an upcoming festival at the newly opened museum because of it. The authors — inclu…
  12. Nate strengthens into hurricane; Louisiana, Mississippi declare emergencies

    Hurricane Nate gained force as it headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico early Saturday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast over the weekend. Louisiana and Mississippi officials declared…
  13. Still without motive, frustrated police appeal for public's help in Vegas case

    After five days of scouring the life of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock and chasing 1,000 leads, investigators confessed Friday they still don't know what drove him to mass murder, and they announced plans to put up billboards appealing for the public's help. In their effort to find any hint…
  14. Las Vegas gunman was a laid-back 'goofball,' longtime business associate says: 'He made you laugh'

    Stephen Paddock, the former IRS agent and professional gambler whose shooting rampage in Las Vegas left 58 victims dead, was a laid-back “goofball” who didn’t have a “serious bone in his body,” a longtime employee of the gunman said Friday. “He was the most stable, even-keeled personality,” said…
  15. 'What storm, Mr. President?' Trump puts world on edge with cryptic cliffhanger

    The day was supposed to be over - at least, that's what the White House communications staff told reporters Thursday evening as President Donald Trump retired to the State Dining Room for dinner with his top military commanders. Then, unexpectedly, the president summoned them back into…
  16. Feds say they thwarted 2016 plot targeting concert venues, subway in New York

    Three Islamic State group sympathizers plotted to cause bloodshed at New York City concert venues, subway stations and Times Square before U.S. agents thwarted the international terror plot, authorities said Friday. One of the defendants, Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, was arrested after traveling…
  17. University of Wisconsin approves free speech policy that punishes student protesters

    University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a policy Friday that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations, saying students need to listen to all sides of issues and arguments. The Board of Regents adopted the language on a voice vote during…