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Trump weighs pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering triggering a withdrawal from a free trade agreement with South Korea, a business lobbying group said Saturday, raising concerns about a move that could cause a fresh economic rift between allies at a moment of...

AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area

AP Photo/Jason Dearen HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — As Dwight Chandler sipped beer and swept out the thick muck caked inside his devastated home, he worried whether Harvey’s floodwaters had also washed in pollution from the old acid pit just a couple blocks away. Long a...

Want to help after Harvey? A guide to donations

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez NEW YORK (AP) — The recovery from Harvey will be long and expensive. Want to help? Local and national charities are asking for donations after the Hurricane Texas and Louisiana, leaving countless residents – and pets – displaced from...

Heat has stranglehold on US West, toughening wildfire fight

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu The Western United States baked through the unofficial end of summer, as temperatures in some parts threatened to peak Saturday at levels not seen in decades and the wilting heat challenged crews battling wildfires across the region, including one that...

'I survived': How 1 woman lived Harvey on social media

AP Photo/Tamara Lush HOUSTON (AP) — Katlyn Perkins’ first announcement that something was very wrong at her home in northeast Houston came at 8:19 p.m. on Aug. 24, when she updated her Facebook status. “I’m scared.” Like many 20-year-olds, Perkins...

Clooney depicts American dream as nightmare in 'Suburbicon'

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis VENICE, Italy (AP) — Affable, handsome George Clooney was all charm at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, but don’t be fooled. The actor says his latest directorial effort, “Suburbicon,” is an angry movie for an angry country...

James Harden giving $1 million for Harvey relief

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets point guard James Harden says he will donate $1 million to the city of Houston to aid in Harvey recovery. Harden made the announcement Saturday with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. They spoke at a news conference at the NRG Center, which has...

Black, white, rich, poor: Storm Harvey didn't discriminate

AP Photo/David J. Phillip HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey did not discriminate in its destruction. It raged through neighborhoods rich and poor, black and white, upscale and working class. Across Houston and surrounding communities, no group sidestepped its paralyzing deluges and...

Library: Fines can't be paid with Chuck E. Cheese tokens

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts library is reminding residents that Chuck E. Cheese tokens are not an acceptable form of payment for overdue book fines. Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Massachusetts, posted on Facebook this week the library has had a surge of...

Madonna's headed overseas _ to a new home in Portugal

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna is heading overseas to a new home in Portugal. The Michigan native had been living in New York. She said on Instagram Saturday that she finds the energy of Portugal inspiring, and it makes her feel creative and alive. A...
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