Trump's health secretary resigns in travel flap

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration's agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price's regrets and partial repayment couldn't save his job.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Tillerson calls for calming of situation on Korean Peninsula

 

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saturday for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, but said it was incumbent on North Korea to halt its missile launches.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN , Associated Press

Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones are going up

 

ATLANTA (AP) — While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who insist their only purpose is to honor Civil War soldiers who died for the South.

  • Written by By JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON , Associated Press

EPA says dioxins might have washed downriver during Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press