Trump lashes out as Puerto Rico as House weighs aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles.


  • Written by KEN THOMAS and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules would be "the smartest, quickest" way to regulate the device the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre used to heighten his firepower, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday in remarks that suggested Congress was unlikely to act first.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Judges to meet with lawyers before redistricting ruling

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges who struck down North Carolina legislative districts for illegal racial bias now are listening to attorneys before ruling whether new boundaries approved by Republicans over the summer fixed or retained the problem.


Turkey blames US envoy for souring ties; won't buy US guns

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that the United States is "sacrificing ties" by supporting its ambassador to Turkey in a diplomatic spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuing of travel visas to the other's citizens.


Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip a decade after Hamas overran the territory, officials said Thursday.


  • Written by By HAMZA HENDAWI and FARES AKRAM , Associated Press