NFL will stage draft in Dallas next April

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL draft is headed for Dallas. Well, for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which the Cowboys call home. It’s the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium. The Cowboys will host the 2018 draft in April. Virtually every NFL city, plus the...

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed “disrespect”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed “disrespect” to the soldier’s loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in...

Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are targeting Republicans on taxes and health care cuts, seeking to inflict political pain as the Senate moves ahead on a $4 trillion budget blueprint that’s a crucial step in the GOP’s drive to rewrite the tax code. Democrats are...

Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent more perplexing signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers’ efforts to strike that compromise but “can never support” federal...
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VIDEO: Courier Chalk Talk — 2017 Football Week 9

The Courier’s Ted Radick, Dave Hanneman and Michael Burwell discuss playoff outlooks heading into Week 9 of the high school football season

Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes a role for the militant Hamas group, laying down a significant potential roadblock to already complicated Palestinian reconciliation efforts. Prime...

Foreign experts to help Malta investigate reporter’s killing

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Dutch forensic team arrived in Malta on Tuesday to help investigate the car bomb slaying of a journalist who scrutinized the country’s top politicians and other powerful figures, an official said, as angry Maltese demanded the truth about who killed...

NFL players, owners hold ‘constructive’ talks on issues

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called “constructive” and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed “positive.” A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met...

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump’s travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the policy that was to be...

Senators reach deal on resuming payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up. At the White House, the president spoke...