• Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

    ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

  • Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

    NEW YORK (AP) — The real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner said Monday that it is expanding its holdings with the purchase of a 1,032-unit complex near Princeton, New Jersey.

  • APNewsBreak: US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said Monday, following violence against protesters during Erdogan’s visit to Washington this spring.

  • States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year in the U.S.

  • No boundary changes for New Mexico’s 2 national monuments

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The boundaries of two national monuments in New Mexico that were part of an expansive federal review would remain unchanged under recommendations made by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, providing some relief to the groups that had come out in support of the designations.

  • AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills during floods at toxic site

    PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city’s ship channel.

  • Texas judge denies NFL bid to reinstate Elliott suspension

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL’s request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

  • The Latest: Trump calls for reform at UN

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  • Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish region’s independence vote

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote.

  • How Trump’s advisers schooled him on globalism

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump’s motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group.