Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over voting rights.

  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man early Thursday and said he was suspected of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock band.

  • Written by By MIKE CORDER and SYLVAIN PLAZY , Associated Press

Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!"

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

US weekly requests for jobless aid up 2,000 to 234,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows.