Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on Medicare


WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.


  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant trophies


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."


  • Written by By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance


BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming.

  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press

Giddy Zimbabweans gather in capital to march against Mugabe


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press