Hermine hits Florida coast as 1st hurricane in a decade

CARRABELLE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing soaking rain, high winds and thousands of power outages. Injuries were reported in Tallahassee as trees fell onto homes.

  • Written by JOSH REPLOGLE, Associated Press BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

Obama warns against global warming's impact on Pacific atoll

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — President Barack Obama plunked down on a speck of coral reef in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Thursday and gazed out at the turquoise waters of the marine monument he's widened to become the largest in the world.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

US trade deficit fell in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in July as imports declined slightly and exports rose to the highest level in 10 months, a possible sign that global demand for American products is starting to rebound.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Clinton offers plan to prevent 'excessive' drug price hikes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Following the public outcry over steep increases in price for an emergency allergy treatment, Hillary Clinton is pledging to better protect patients from such costs.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Trump paints new target on legal immigration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric on illegal immigration has obscured a potentially historic policy shift — the Republican presidential nominee is the first major party candidate in modern memory to propose limiting legal immigration.

  • Written by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press