NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in skies over Saturn
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up in skies over Saturn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. That’s when radio signals from the spacecraft — its last scientific gifts to Earth … Continue reading

The Latest: More than 80 percent in Florida have power back
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The Latest: More than 80 percent in Florida have power back

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 8:05 a.m. More than 80 percent of Floridians have gotten their power restored after Hurricane Irma roared through the state. State emergency managers reported Friday that 1.92 million homes and businesses still don’t have electricity. Tens of thousands of customers in southwest Florida and … Continue reading

Tough path for GOP on immigration _ and Trump made it harder
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Tough path for GOP on immigration _ and Trump made it harder

NEW YORK (AP) — On immigration, there were few easy answers for the Republican Party’s most vulnerable members. And President Donald Trump just made things harder. Endangered Republicans from California to Colorado and Nevada to New Jersey have struggled in recent days to defend their president’s decision to end the program that offered deportation protections … Continue reading

UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack
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UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-mandated investigators said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force conducted a sarin-gas attack in the spring that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory U.S. strike. The investigators also appealed to the U.S.-led coalition to better protect civilians as it strikes at Islamic State militants in the east. … Continue reading

Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help
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Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s hiring and budget plans are raising questions about whether he can deliver the “better-than-ever” recovery he’s promised after Hurricane Harvey devastated a swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Trump has proposed vast budget cuts and leaving some leadership positions unfilled at agencies involved in disaster management. His Republican allies … Continue reading