Top Headlines for August 01, 2017

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Kelly flexes muscle his first day on the job at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly – then secretary of Homeland Security – offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump….
  • Trump on tricky legal ground with ‘Obamacare’ threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of "Obamacare" could put the government in a tricky legal situation….
  • Police take 2 Venezuela opposition leaders from homes

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited powers….
  • After life without parole: 2 held for decades savor freedom

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It's just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover….
  • North Korea’s evolving ways to get what it wants and needs

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs?…
  • Defiance that made Arizona sheriff popular led to downfall

    PHOENIX (AP) — The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular and seemingly untouchable as metro Phoenix's sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall as he was convicted of a crime for ignoring a U.S. court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants….
  • Clerics offering religious edicts in Cairo metro stir debate

    CAIRO (AP) — Reda el-Sebaay was taking the subway while on a short business trip to Cairo from a Nile Delta city when he stumbled upon clerics offering religious advice or fatwas – answers to any question a Muslim follower might have….
  • Seas rise, trees die: Climate change before your eyes

    PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) — They're called "ghost forests" – dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change….
  • Did Alexander Hamilton hold this coin?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Old inns along the Revolutionary War trails boast of George Washington sleeping there. But coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the United States – one likely held by the most en vogue of Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton….
  • AP Analysis: After finishing 2nd, huge ‘thank you’ due to LA

    One of the beautiful things about the Olympics is that the runners-up get prizes, too….
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