Trump says GOP leaders 'on board' in immigration talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was "fairly close" to a deal with congressional leaders to preserve protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living illegally in America and declared that Republican leaders were "very much on board."

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

House backs $1.2T spending bill with more money for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

US weighs sanctions relief while bemoaning Iran's behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to extend sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, even as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday accused Tehran of not respecting the entire agreement.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV's narrow ethnic view

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When cameras pan across the faces of eager, anxious Emmy Award nominees at Sunday's ceremony, TV viewers will see a record 12 African-Americans vying for comedy and drama series acting honors. But it's a lop-sided outcome in the struggle for diversity.

  • Written by By LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer

Study: Asia's glaciers face massive melt from global warming

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia's glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, affecting water supplies for millions of people on the continent.

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  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press