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Lawmakers seal deal on $1T plan government-wide funding bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans and Democrats forged a hard-won agreement Sunday night on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, denying President Donald Trump funding for a border wall and rejecting his cuts to popular domestic programs. Aides to lawmakers involved in the talks announced the agreement after weeks of negotiations. It's expected to be made public Sunday night. The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump's short tenure in the White House. While losing on the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump won a $15 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military.


14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
CANTON, Texas (AP) - At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Five people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas, including a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while working during the storm. Two deaths were reported in Missouri, including a woman who drowned after rushing water swept away a car. One of two deaths in Mississippi included a 7-year-old who died by electric shock and a 2-year-old girl died in Tennessee after being struck by a soccer goal post thrown by heavy winds.


Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump would get additional military funds, but no border wall dollars under a massive spending bill that Congress agreed to Sunday night. The $1 trillion plus spending agreement - which would fund virtually every federal agency through September - came just after Trump marked 100 days in office without any significant legislative wins. The bill does not deliver everything the White House sought, but it would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump's time in the White House. The House and Senate have until Friday at midnight to pass the measure to avert a government shutdown.


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Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship," a Filipino official said Sunday. Presidential spokesman Ernie Abella said Trump mentioned he was looking forward to visiting the Philippines in November to attend an East Asia summit that Duterte will host with several world leaders and that Trump invited Duterte to visit the White House. "The discussion that transpired between the presidents was warm, with President Trump expressing his understanding and appreciation of the challenges facing the Philippine president, especially on the matter of dangerous drugs," Abella said in a statement.


N. Korea missile fears in Japan: 'Whatever will be, will be'
FUSSA, Japan (AP) - Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. "It's impossible. There is no way we can run away from it," said Seijiro Kurosawa, a 58-year-old taxi driver in Fussa, near Yokota Air Base. "We don't have bunkers, shelters or anything like that." His company recently instructed drivers to park their cabs and take immediate refuge in the event of an attack, but he isn't sure where he could go.


Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes
BAGHDAD (AP) - Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday. In each incident, the Pentagon said "all feasible precautions were taken," but the strikes still resulted in "unintentional" loss of civilian life. The report did not include findings from an ongoing investigation into a March 17 strike targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul. That strike resulted in more than 100 civilian deaths, according to reports from residents.


Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey among top Daytime Emmy winners
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen." "She did it because it was the right thing to do," Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, said of DeGeneres' decision to be open about her sexuality and do the same for her character in 1997. DeGeneres was absent and Connelly accepted the award. "General Hospital" was honored as best daytime drama, with top acting awards going to Scott Clifton for "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Gina Tognoni for "The Young and the Restless." Clifton became the first actor to receive Daytime Emmys in the categories of best younger, supporting and lead actor in his career.


Jazz flatten Clippers 104-91, win 1st-round series 4-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The young Utah Jazz have grown up quickly. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Jazz eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday with a 104-91 victory, closing out the first-round series 4-3 to earn the franchise's first postseason victory since 2010. "We've been through some pretty hard downs," said Hayward, a seventh-year veteran. "It definitely feels really good to go from 25 wins to where we were this year making the playoffs, winning a series." George Hill and Derrick Favors added 17 points apiece for the Jazz in what proved to be the easiest game of the back-and-forth series.


France's Macron honors Holocaust victims, vows 'Never again'
PARIS (AP) - Amid worries about rising nationalism, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron paid homage Sunday to the tens of thousands of French Jews killed in the Holocaust with a somber, simple message to voters: Never again. Chants of "Macron, President!" mixed with tears of sorrowful remembrance as he visited the Holocaust Memorial in Paris, walking past panels bearing the names of those deported to death in Nazi camps, while Holocaust survivors and children of its victims looked on. It was the second time in three days that Macron visited a site tied to France's wartime history, as he seeks to remind voters of the shame of France's Nazi collaboration - and especially of the anti-Semitic past of his rival Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party.


10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHO GETS WHITE HOUSE INVITE Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte receives the offer from President Trump during a weekend phone conversation, says a spokesman for the Philippine leader - despite concerns over Duterte's human rights record. 2. CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS REACH $1T BUDGET DEAL To avoid a government shutdown, the House and Senate have until midnight Friday to give full approval to the $1 trillion-plus budget to fund virtually every federal agency through Oct. 1. 3. TORNADOES, FLOODS LEAVE 11 DEAD IN SOUTH, MIDWEST In Texas, search teams are going door to door after the tornadoes flattened homes, uprooted trees and flipped vehicles.

 

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