Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities


CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions can't follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday in a legal defeat for the Trump administration.

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  • Written by By DON BABWIN, Associated Press

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall


The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission.

  • Written by By MICHAEL SISAK and EMILY SCHMALL , Associated Press

Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma's initial hit


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn't sound ominous: A nursing home patient had an abnormal heartbeat.


  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER, JENNIFER KAY and TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

Transgender troops can re-enlist in military _ for now


WASHINGTON (AP) — New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender troops currently in the military can re-enlist in the next several months, even as the department debates how broadly to enforce a ban on their service ordered by President Donald Trump.


  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee has contributed leftover funds to renovations at the White House and the vice president's residence. But the committee has yet to start giving money to charity, as it promised.

  • Written by By JEFF HORWITZ and JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press