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White House: 'Stern' action over Saudi journalist if needed

Oct. 15, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any U.S. punitive action imposed over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pledging a "swift, open, transparent investigation" into his disappearance. Two leading Republican...

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Oct. 15, 2018 4:05 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia and see...

4 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

Oct. 14, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm. The death...

The Latest: More executives pulling out of Saudi conference

Oct. 14, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4:50 a.m. More major players in international finance and industry are pulling out of a high-profile business conference in...

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Oct. 14, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As Saudi Arabia warned of possible...

Saudi Arabia, Turkey have no US ambassadors amid crisis

Oct. 13, 2018 3:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the spotlight — notably in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It's a gap the administration says...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 12, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor in...

Still no US ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey amid crisis

Oct. 12, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the spotlight — notably in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It's a gap the administration says...

Tyndall Air Force Base sustains 'catastrophic' damage

Oct. 12, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Tyndall Air Force Base suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle, ripping roofs off airplane hangars, tossing vehicles around a parking lot and leaving a fighter jet that had been on display flipped over on the ground. The...

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

Oct. 11, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday and left town until after next month's midterm elections, as Republicans chalked up more wins days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority...