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White House staff also will skip correspondents dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House staff will be skipping this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner along with President Donald Trump. The White House Correspondents’ Association announced Tuesday evening that they’d been informed that staff would not be attending out of “solidarity” with the president, who previously announced his intention to skip the annual dinner. The board says in a ... Read More »

APNewsBreak: Judge approves release of jailed Mexican man

SEATTLE (AP) — A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings, an immigration judge ruled Tuesday. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 24, told The Associated Press they expect him ... Read More »

Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the new state law last week allowing concealed handguns at colleges, government buildings, some bars and ... Read More »

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

Mitch McConnell, Roy Blunt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and White House officials sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans — and the president himself — insisted Tuesday they were not ready to give up. The intraparty dispute came in the wake of last Friday’s collapse of health care ... Read More »

NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating

PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners got busy Tuesday passing several rules changes, adopting resolutions they believe will speed the game and enhance player safety, and perhaps even allow for more personality in player celebrations. One day after approving the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas, the owners sped up discussions on dozens of subjects. That led to a change in ... Read More »

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Sean Spicer

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE ANGRY ABOUT Allegations emerge that the White House sought to stop testimony of a former acting attorney general in Congress’ investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 2. WHO IS BEING BLAMED AT THE WHITE HOUSE Trump’s chief ... Read More »

Man gets 15 months in wine theft from California restaurant

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California sentenced a man Tuesday to 15 months in prison following his conspiracy conviction in the theft of more than $500,000 worth of wine from a famed Napa Valley restaurant, prosecutors said. U.S. District Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman also ordered defendant Davis Kiryakoz to pay nearly $600,000 in restitution, U.S. ... Read More »

The Latest: Goodell plans to attend Patriots’ opener

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the NFL meetings (all times local): 5:55 p.m. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has plans for Thursday night, Sept. 7. Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that he expects to be at the season kickoff in Foxborough when the Patriots play host to an undetermined opponent. Smiling broadly when asked about it, Goodell ... Read More »

USA Hockey, women’s players reach agreement to avoid boycott

USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached a wage agreement Tuesday night to avoid a boycott of the world championships. Players and USA Hockey announced the deal in a joint statement just three days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan. It’s a four-year agreement that pays players outside of the six-month Olympic period. Star forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson said ... Read More »

Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire Monday at a building for recovering addicts and people who had been homeless occurred despite promises ... Read More »