US marks 9/11 anniversary with resolve, tears and hope


NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims' relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

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  • Written by By JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS , Associated Press

Access restored to displaced residents of Upper Florida Keys


MIAMI (AP) — Residents were returning Tuesday to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials pieced together the scope of Irma's destruction and rushed aid into the drenched and debris-strewn state.

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  • Written by By JENNIFER KAY and DOUG FERGUSON , Associated Press

Trump's voter commission meets amid concerns about mission


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A commission created by President Donald Trump to investigate his allegations of voter fraud is coming to New Hampshire a week after its vice chairman angered state leaders by claiming out-of-state voters in November helped elect a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.

  • Written by By MICHAEL CASEY , Associated Press

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys


MIAMI (AP) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.

"I just hope everyone survived," Gov. Rick Scott said.

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  • Written by By JENNIFER KAY and DOUG FERGUSON , Associated Press

Senate GOP struggles with deficit in work on budget, taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that's a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation's tax system.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press