• ‘It smells like death:’ Alabama endures NYC ‘poop train’

    PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the “poop train” is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states’ waste.

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  • Edmunds: How straight talk can land you a good deal

    Most of us want a special deal when we’re car shopping: a price that beats what our neighbor just got and, if we are lucky, one that’s lower than our research says we should be able to get.

  • White House quarrel over Russia sanctions erupts in public

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An internal White House quarrel over the timing of new Russia sanctions played out in public when the new economic adviser suggested U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was suffering from “momentary confusion” and Haley retorted: “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”

  • Trump and Abe talk trade as well as relations with NKorea

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seeking to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of their close alliance ahead of planned talks with North Korea, the Trump administration has signaled it is open to considering exempting Japan from new steel and aluminum tariffs that Abe opposes.

  • Trump to host Japan’s Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • The Latest: LBJ family calls Barbara Bush ‘true patriot’

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

  • Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

    HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.

  • The Latest: White House says NKorea talks at highest level

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump hosting Japan’s Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago (all times local):