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Louisiana gov asks Congress for $2B for flood recovery
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Hurricane Katrina Federal government of the United States United States United States Congress Flood Tropical cyclone Federal Emergency Management Agency Louisiana
Lottery: Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize        
-1 points by The Detroit News | New Hampshire United States Puerto Rico U.S. state Massachusetts New Hampshire Lottery English language Washington D.C.
Trump's team says Obama's birth is a settled issue, but Trump hasn't
Donald Trump is getting some not-so-gentle prodding from his team to renounce 'birtherism'       
180 points by USA Today | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Republican Party Hawaii
Latest ad in Senate race spotlights Heck’s support for Trump
The latest ad in Nevada’s bitter U.S. Senate race targets Republican Rep. Joe Heck by contrasting his support for Donald Trump with the way two of Nevada’s top Republican officials have ...
9 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States Senate Members of the Nevada Assembly Democratic Party Donald Trump Republican Party United States United States presidential election 2008 John McCain
Golfers encounter venomous cobra on Taiwan golf course
Ben HooperTAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Taiwan golfer posted a video of a tense encounter with a venomous cobra guarding its patch of grass on a course before being struck by a ball.
70 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Golf United States News agency
Douglas County deputy responsive but remains in “very” critical condition after shootout
The Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot last week during a shootout with a supposedly suicidal man remains in "very critical condition" in intensive care at Parker Adventist Hospital but is responsive, officials said during a Friday news briefing.
229 points by The Denver Post | Police Constable Coroner Sheriff High Sheriff Bailiff Reeve United States
'Fanatic recklessness': Nations rip North Korea for reported nuke test
U.N. Security Council was convening over the North's fifth nuclear test since 2006.        
4410 points by Detroit Free Press | North Korea Nuclear weapon South Korea World War II Cold War Korean War Missile United States
College, health center partnership targets opioid crisis
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A new program at New England College is aimed at boosting New Hampshire's mental health workforce and addressing its growing substance abuse crisis. The revamped master's degree counseling program includes partnerships with four of the state's 10 community mental health centers in Derry, Concord, Manchester and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Massachusetts Addiction Manchester New Hampshire Interstate 93 United States New England College New England
Suburban St. Louis man convicted of defrauding investors
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of fraud charges for a scheme that cost investors nearly $300,000. A federal jury on Thursday found 45-year-old Robert S. Beyer of Kirkwood guilty of wire fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is Dec. 7. A message seeking comment ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Fraud Supreme Court of the United States Prosecution United States Department of Justice United States Prosecutor Federal Bureau of Investigation Phone fraud
President Obama condemns North Korea's fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea's fifth nuclear test drew an immediate response from the White House on Friday.
17 points by UPI | President of the United States United States Air Force United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton United Press International Democratic Party International News Service
North Korea warns against 'hostile speech,' bans sarcasm
Amy R. ConnollySEOUL, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea warned residents against making sarcastic comments about leader Kim Jong Un and his regime.
91 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst North Korea World War II United States Kim Jong-il
YouTube video shot inside medical pot grow raises questions
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - One of New Mexico's licensed marijuana producers is under fire after a YouTube music video featured the facility's marijuana as a backdrop. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bZatL3 ) that a Sept. 1 letter from the state's Medical Cannabis Program asks New Mexico Top Organics - Ultra ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Albuquerque New Mexico New Mexico United States Cannabis
Hawaii Island's first bird festival to highlight local species, planned coast-to-coast trail
Hawaii Island plans a new coast-to-coast trail for birders that winds from the ocean to high mountains and from the rain forest to lava plains. The 90-mile trail not yet completed kicks off with a first-of-its-kind birding festival on Sept. 24 and 25. The Hawaii Island Festival of Birds will introduce...
55 points by Los Angeles Times | Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii County Hawaii Pearl Harbor Oahu Hawaiian Islands Kealakekua Bay United States
Texas colleges top weekly news: an abrupt closure, respect the flag
This week's top news on Texas universities includes new orientation programs focused on diversity, a memo circulated to University of Texas athletes about patriotism and, of course, ITT Technical Institute's abrupt closure.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Joe Biden University Vice President of the United States Association of American Universities United States Big 12 Conference Democratic Party
House holds moment of silence on steps of the Capitol ahead of 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown signs landmark climate change law, race for California's U.S. Senate seat heats up Sept. 9, 2016, 8:02 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Flanked by legislative leaders, Gov....
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States California Orange County California English-language films Democratic Party Political philosophy Bill Clinton Law
Central Pa. school reconsiders warning to stand for national anthem
MANHEIM, Pa. — Officials at a central Pennsylvania high school are revising an announcement that tells people to stand for the national anthem and warns they will be kicked out if they don’t show proper respect.
10 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | San Francisco 49ers High school The Star-Spangled Banner Pennsylvania Education in the United States United States Lancaster County Pennsylvania The Script
U.S. tipped off EU to Apple's ultra low taxes

566 points by CNN | European Union Dow Jones Industrial Average European Commission United States Republic of Ireland Dow Jones & Company Euro Trademark
On Russia-backed TV network, Donald Trump doubts Russian influence
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a Russia-funded television network that "it's probably unlikely" that Russia is trying to influence the U.S. election.
1 points by The Denver Post | Vladimir Putin Russia George W. Bush Alexander Litvinenko United States Boris Yeltsin Prime Minister of Russia Beslan school hostage crisis
Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Donald Trump
A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous.
3 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
Obama: U.S. will not accept a nuclear North Korea
U.S., allies promise new sanctions in light of the most recent nuclear test.       
102 points by USA Today | United States Nuclear weapon World War II People's Republic of China Missile Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Bill Clinton United Kingdom
U.S. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in Michigan
A Michigan law banned straight-party voting with critics saying it would hurt all voters.       
-1 points by USA Today | Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal Democratic Party United States Constitution Law Supreme court Appellate court
North Korea's nuclear threat: What we know
Here's what we know about the reclusive country's nuclear weapons program:       
20 points by USA Today | World War II United Nations Nuclear weapon United States Missile Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Cold War Russia
High court won’t hear appeal on straight-ticket voting
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to hear an emergency appeal in Michigan’s straight-ticket voting case        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Antonin Scalia United States Voting Democratic Party President of the United States Supreme court
Clinton, Trump campaign in the world made by 9/11
The 2001 attacks changed the United States, including its politics.       
32 points by USA Today | United States President of the United States Al-Qaeda World Trade Center Barack Obama September 11 attacks Security Democratic Party
Do tragedies like 9/11 have an expiration date?
Fifteen years ago, the world watched as the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States played out before their eyes.        
259 points by USA Today | United States Attack Al-Qaeda Time Attack! September 11 attacks War on Terrorism Federal Bureau of Investigation
On birtherism, Donald Trump's campaign manager wants him to be somebody Trump doesn't want to be
Kellyanne Conway is the latest Republican to offer a version of Trump that doesn't exist.
1696 points by The Washington Post | United States Donald Trump President of the United States John McCain United States presidential election 2008 Republican Party Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took to one knee during the national anthem before Denver's season opener
2 points by The Boston Globe | The Star-Spangled Banner United States Denver Broncos Super Bowl U.S. state 2009 NFL season American football Flag of the United States
Donald Trump to campaign in Maryland
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will travel to Baltimore on Monday to speak with a conference of National Guard officers taking place in the Inner Harbor – his first visit to the city as a candidate.  Trump is set to speak to the annual conference of the National Guard Association...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush John McCain President of the United States United States Vladimir Putin United States presidential election 2008
DCFS investigating death of 8-month-old boy in Gresham
State child welfare authorities are investigating the death of an 8-month-old boy Thursday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
69 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Cook County Illinois Chicago Police Illinois Chicago metropolitan area Criminal Investigation Department United States Evergreen Park Illinois
Kaepernick anthem protests spark controversy in NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown has hit out at Team USA Coach John Tortorella over his comments about sports stars refusing to stand for the national anthem – a trend recently set by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Read Full Article at RT.com
214 points by Russia Today | United States The Star-Spangled Banner Racism National Hockey League Want John Tortorella Flag of the United States Flag
Supreme Court rejects Michigan Republicans who fear Trump effect, keeping practice of straight-ticket voting
The Supreme Court, acting in a partisan election dispute triggered by the rise of Donald Trump, has turned down an appeal from Michigan Republicans who sought to eliminate straight-ticket voting for the first time in 125 years. The justices by a 6-2 vote refused to allow the state to enforce a...
185 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States United States Voting Appeal Law Elections President of the United States George W. Bush
U.S. sends 500 more troops to help fight 4,500 Islamic State militants in Mosul
Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. has increased its deployed forces by more than 500 troops to assist Iraqi security forces in the operation to claim Mosul from Islamic State control.
58 points by UPI | Iraq War United States Barack Obama United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst President of the United States
Top Syrian Rebel Commander Killed in Airstrike
Abu Omar Saraqib was meeting with other rebel commanders on the outskirts of the embattled northern city of Aleppo when the attack occurred.
189 points by The Wall Street Journal | Syria Bashar al-Assad United States Hafez al-Assad Iraq Iraq War George W. Bush History of Syria
Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene.
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States United States Michigan United States Constitution John G. Roberts Jury President of the United States
Field set for November after primaries in Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers won't be returning to Beacon Hill after losing primary races. In Lawrence, state Rep. Marcos Devers finished behind Juana Matias in Thursday's voting, while Rep. Timothy Toomey of Cambridge lost to challenger Mike Connolly. In the race to succeed state Sen. Brian Joyce, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Massachusetts United States Democratic Party Democracy Alaska Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Senate New England
Man wounded after firing at deputies expected to survive
LOMITA, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a man who fired at deputies and was wounded by return fire is expected to survive. The shooting occurred Thursday evening in Lomita after deputies tried to stop a vehicle for traffic violations. The department says the motorist tried ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Automobile United States Coroner Sheriff
Central California shootout injures deputy, kills suspect
MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Merced County deputy has been hospitalized and a suspect is dead after a shooting in the Central California city of Delhi. KFSN-TV reports (http://abc30.tv/2bZ2Xj5 ) that Merced County Sheriff's deputies were met with gunfire from an assault-style weapon when they responded Thursday to a domestic ...
1 points by The Washington Times | California Central California Sheriff United States Merced County California California's 18th congressional district Stanislaus County California Coroner
Man accused of robbing Kansas bank to get away from his wife
Ben HooperKANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A man accused of robbing a Kansas bank and surrendering to a security guard told investigators he preferred jail to life with his wife, the FBI said.
163 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Walter Cronkite United States Charlie Chaplin Bank robbery
Trump’s plan to stop a nuclear North Korea? Can’t tell you
If North Korea had weapons that could reach the United States, Trump will make sure they don't use them. How exactly? That's a secret.       
5338 points by USA Today | United States Bill Clinton President of the United States World War II White House Thomas Jefferson Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Cold War
Navy SEALs fail in 2 bids to rescue Taliban-held Western hostages
US Navy SEALs twice failed to rescue American and Australian university professors being held by the Taliban in a remote part of Afghanistan, during unsuccessful operations launched since early August, top military sources told US media. Read Full Article at RT.com
123 points by Russia Today | Barack Obama President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party United States Department of Defense United States Illinois United States presidential election 2008
U.S. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in Mich.
The Friday ruling ends a series of appeals by Attorney General Bill Schuette        
5507 points by Detroit Free Press | Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal United States Constitution Law Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts Voting
Supreme Court rejects Michigan ban on straight-ticket voting
Lower courts ruled the bill would discriminate against African American voters.
1851 points by The Washington Post | Supreme Court of the United States Voting Elections Voting system Democracy Election United States Supreme court
The week in 34 photos
Take a look at 34 photos of the week from September 2 through September 9.
434 points by CNN | Barack Obama Vladimir Putin President of the United States Week-day names United States International Space Station United States presidential election 2008
New poll: Colorado voters favor minimum wage hike and presidential primary
Colorado voters support increasing the minimum wage to $12 an hour and recreating a presidential election primary, according to a new public opinion poll, but appear skeptical of a state-run universal health care system and an effort to make it harder to amend the constitution.
443 points by The Denver Post | United States presidential primary United States Voting system Primary election Opinion poll Election Minimum wage Voting
Trump allies say he now believes Obama born in U.S. -- but what does Trump say?
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 6:40 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | Barack Obama Democratic Party United States President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
Nissan recalls more than 120,000 vehicles after fluid leaks cause fires
Nissan is recalling more than 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires.  The company says that in some cases, owners should park their vehicles outside until they are repaired.  The recall covers certain 2015-17 Murano SUVs and 2016-17 Maxima large cars that...
36 points by Los Angeles Times | Automobile Vehicle Brake Plumbing Serial number United States Number
Norway Accuses Facebook of Censorship Over 'Napalm Girl' Photo
Facebook faced accusations of censorship from Norway following its decision to delete posts containing the Pulitzer-winning image of a girl fleeing napalm bombs during the Vietnam War.
1926 points by The Wall Street Journal | Facebook Mark Zuckerberg Napalm Vietnam War United States Prime minister Dustin Moskovitz Social network service
Mariah Carey can’t bathe like a normal person
Carey relaxes from a long night at the studio by sinking into a bubble bath.
1325 points by New York Post | Mariah Carey Television Reality television Television program United States Michael Jackson America's Next Top Model Whitney Houston
Europe ups energy security ante
Daniel J. GraeberBUDAPEST, Hungary, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- European energy leaders in Budapest signed off on grants to help bolster energy diversity schemes they said Friday were already having tangible results.
8 points by UPI | European Union United Press International Natural gas International News Service News World Communications United States William Randolph Hearst Shale gas
North Korea announces 'successful' fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea announced Friday that it had successfully completed a test of a nuclear warhead.
10 points by UPI | News agency Kim Il-sung North Korea Korean War South Korea Korean language Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty United States