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Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

COEBURN, Va. — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration.
Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month

Jury: Roundup weed killer major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — A jury in federal court in San Francisco has concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer.
Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

NEW YORK — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe.

Maine House OKs switch to Indigenous Peoples Day

AUGUSTA, Maine — A proposal to trade the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans has received initial approval in the Maine House. The House voted 88-51 Tuesday in support of the bill, which faces further votes. Democratic Rep.
Judges grill lawyers in suit over Trump's Washington hotel

Judges grill lawyers in suit over Trump's Washington hotel

RICHMOND, Va.
AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball's first half-billion dollar man.

Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

LANSING, Mich. — In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honour the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the "Aretha L.
Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows.