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The Latest: Trump phones Mexican leader after earthquake
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...

Trump: Mideast peace deal may be 'toughest deal of all'
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that achieving peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be the "toughest deal of all" that he's tried to negotiate, adding that his administration nonetheless is working hard for peace in the region....

'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar....

Government seeks prison time for Weiner in sexting case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner deserves about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl despite his claims that he has been reformed, prosecutors said Wednesday....

Trump says decision made on Iran deal, won't say what it is
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has made a decision on whether to walk away from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but refused to say what it is, setting the stage for a particularly contentious meeting of the parties to the agreement. The meeting will be the highest-level U.S.-Iranian interaction of Trump's presidency and comes a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Iran and the accord at the U.N. General Assembly....

The Latest: Trump says he's reach decision on Iran deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local):...

GOP senator defends health bill against Kimmel's attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the last-ditch GOP effort to make good on years of promises to repeal "Obamacare."...

The Latest: NJ Gov. Christie opposes GOP Senate health plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (all times local):...

Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government watchdog says travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008....

Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez didn't report free flights and a luxury hotel stay paid for by a wealthy donor on Senate disclosure forms over a span of several years, according to testimony Wednesday in the two men's bribery trial....

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The Latest: Trump phones Mexican leader after earthquake

Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

Trump says decision made on Iran deal, won't say what it is

Attorneys: Portions of Foxconn law could be unconstitutional

Government seeks prison time for Weiner in sexting case

Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

Nebraska sets highest bar in US for independent candidates


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