Cape Town tightening water restrictions again amid drought

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's drought-hit city of Cape Town plans to introduce new water restrictions on Thursday in an attempt to avoid what it calls "Day Zero," the day in mid-April when it might have to turn off most taps.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press

Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a "new American moment" of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces seeking to undermine America's way of life.

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  • Written by By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press

In response to Trump, Democrats argue for middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soaring stock prices under President Donald Trump have boosted investor portfolios and corporate profits but have not eased the economic anxieties of middle-class families, Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III said Tuesday night in the Democratic response to Trump's first State of the Union address.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Trump favors Russia memo release, likely to come soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was overheard Tuesday night telling a Republican lawmaker he is "100 percent" in favor of releasing a classified memo on the Russia investigation, and his chief of staff says the document is likely to be released "pretty quick."

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press