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John Kelly photographed with his head in hands during Trump speech, inspires memes

President Donald Trump didn't hold back during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly and it appears to have left one of his top staff members in disbelief.  "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to...

23 min. ago in Politics
 
Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not...

today, 16:58 in Health
 
Paxton's special prosecutors ask Texas high court to let them get paid

Paxton's special prosecutors ask Texas high court to let them get paid

AUSTIN -- Special prosecutors building a criminal case against Attorney General Ken Paxton are making a last ditch effort to convince the courts they should be paid. The trio of Houston-area lawyers filed motions with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

today, 16:27 in Politics
 
Appeals court blocks San Francisco warning law for soda ads

Appeals court blocks San Francisco warning law for soda ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a San Francisco law requiring a health warning on soda ads, saying the measure was misleading and would suppress free speech. A unanimous, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of

today, 15:54 in Health
 
GOP governors launch fake 'news' site critics call propaganda

GOP governors launch fake 'news' site critics call propaganda

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free...

today, 15:28 in Politics
 
The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs

The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak trac

today, 15:19 in Health
 
Texas to partner with AT&T, FirstNet in new comm network

Texas to partner with AT&T, FirstNet in new comm network

AUSTIN -- State officials announced Tuesday that Texas will opt-in to a new nationwide broadband network designed to boost the communication abilities of first responders, a move that will help with response to future disasters like Hurricane Harvey. In

today, 15:07 in Politics
 

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis. The FDA late Monday approved sales of Trelegy Ellipta, developed jointly by

today, 15:00 in Health
 
Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide. The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesd

today, 14:28 in Health
 
Christie outlines $200M for opioids while waiting on Trump

Christie outlines $200M for opioids while waiting on Trump

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As Gov. Chris Christie waits for President Donald Trump to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, he announced Tuesday that he'll spend another $200 million in New Jersey to set an example for how the crisis should be addre

today, 13:24 in Health
 

House Speaker Straus calls for removal of Confederate plaque from Capitol

AUSTIN -- Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for the removal of a Confederate plaque from the state Capitol building. The plaque claims, in part, that the civil war was not primarily about slavery. In a letter sent Tuesday to his fellow members of

today, 12:33 in Politics
 

Trump's latest nickname: Rocket Man

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest label — calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man."...

today, 12:33 in Politics
 
City Hall water supply unsafe to drink after tests show high bacteria levels

City Hall water supply unsafe to drink after tests show high bacteria levels

Water at Houston City Hall and the adjacent annex has been deemed unsafe to drink, after tests showed samples from both buildings contained more bacteria than is federally allowed.  More than two thirds of the samples taken from City Hall last Friday had

today, 11:57 in Politics
 
The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to repeal Obamacare

The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace...

today, 11:28 in Health
 
Jackson Lee calls for replacement of Addicks and Barker dams

Jackson Lee calls for replacement of Addicks and Barker dams

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat, is calling for the replacement of the aging Addicks and Barker dams that spilled over during Hurricane Harvey. "As we recover and rebuild from the devastation caused by Hurricane...

today, 10:56 in Politics
 

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