Obama to bring civic leaders to Chicago in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he plans to invite civic leaders to Chicago next month to exchange ideas and plan ways to solve some of the world's common problems.


  • Written by By JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press

AP interview: Ryan won't say tax plan won't raise deficit


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan declined Wednesday to say the evolving Republican tax cut plan won't add to the nation's already mammoth budget deficits. A chief goal of the effort will be to spark economic growth, he said in an AP Newsmaker interview.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

6 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Six patients at a sweltering nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid widespread power outages that could go on for days.

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

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

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  • Written by By MIKE STOBBE , AP Medical Writer

Justice Dept. won't allow FBI officials to speak to Senate panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will not permit two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey to appear privately before a congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press