Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they're colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN , Associated Press

Charlottesville, local businesses sue over deadly rally


Two newly filed lawsuits seek to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on Charlottesville for a violent summer rally from returning to the Virginia city.

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  • Written by By SARAH RANKIN , Associated Press

Calling it a beginning, Trump signs health care order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine "Obamacare," the program he's promised to kill.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday lambasted high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey, arguing the rest of the country is "propping up profligate, big-government states" even as they pay billions more in taxes than they receive in return from the federal government.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press