Trump backs GOP plan to push legal immigration changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday embraced legislation from two Republican senators that would place new limits on legal immigration and seek to create an system based more on merit and skills than family ties.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions.

  • Written by By VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

Pentagon says 2 US service members killed in Kandahar blast

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two U.S. service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • Written by By KATHY GANNON and MIRWAIS KHAN , Associated Press

Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.

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  • Written by By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO and MICHELLE MINKOFF , Associated Press