White House to seek $29B disaster aid package
National / Politics

White House to seek $29B disaster aid package

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and congressional aides. Outlines of the request, expected to be sent to … Continue reading

Review: ‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film
Celebrities / Movies

Review: ‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there’s a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them — of desperation. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” comes three years after the first leg in the Matthew … Continue reading

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony
Celebrities / Movies / Theater & Dance / TV

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it’s true. But his presence was felt at this year’s television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer. “Saturday Night Live,” for which Trump was an endless fount of comedy during his campaign and early presidency, had … Continue reading

Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years
National

Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries. The storm, which slammed into the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana late last month, lowered industrial production by about … Continue reading

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence
International News / Sports / U.S. News

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer With 644 words and two exclamation points, Alex Ovechkin put a final period on his and other NHL players’ dreams of playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Washington Capitals’ Russian superstar acknowledged in a lengthy statement released by the team Thursday night that, although he’d love to represent his … Continue reading