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Mnuchin: Congress must tie Harvey aid to raising debt limit

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 5:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with an increase in the nation's borrowing limit, saying it was time to "put politics aside" so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need....
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At Sunday services, messages of hope after Harvey's wrath

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:11pm
Debris and muck were all that remained where homes once stood, tens of thousands spent the night in shelters, and others would weather another long day without safe drinking water or electricity. Yet, in churches across storm-ravaged South Texas, parishioners saw hope amid the devastation, and sought strength in faith....
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Millions are obsessed with playing Fantasy Football

Lariat Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 2:47pm
August is here, and with that comes a few annual certainties: heat, school, and football. Students may not be fully ready for the school year to start, but you can bet that they’re ready for football season. The National Football League has been called the number one reality show in America, and with good reason. […]
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Mnuchin: Congress must tie Harvey aid to raising debt limit

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with an increase in the nation's borrowing limit, saying it was time to "put politics aside" so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need....
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Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:10pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, which sold more than 40 million albums and produced such hit singles as "Reelin' In the Years," ?Rikki Don't Lose that Number" and "Deacon Blues" has died. He was 67....
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Trump, asked if he'd attack North Korea, says: 'We'll see'

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea on Sunday claimed a "perfect success" for its most powerful nuclear test so far, a further step in the development of weapons capable of striking anywhere in the United States. President Donald Trump, asked if he would attack the North, said, "We'll see."...
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Texas expects EPA to 'get on top of' toxic water risk

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday he expects the Environmental Protection Agency "to get on top" of the threat of possible water contamination after an Associated Press report of highly toxic waste sites flooded in the Houston area....
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What is North Korea's Kim Jong Un trying prove with H-bomb?

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea put on an extraordinary two-part show of its nuclear ambitions Sunday, releasing photos of leader Kim Jong Un next to what it described as a H-bomb for an ICBM, then actually detonating a device in its sixth and by far most powerful nuclear test to date....
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Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the rock group Steely Dan, has died. He was 67. His official website announced his death Sunday with no further details....
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Teen's bar mitzvah gives Houston chance to commiserate, heal

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) -- It wasn't a typical bar mitzvah, but then nothing has been typical in the Houston area since Harvey came ashore as a powerful hurricane and left whole sections of the city underwater, including its predominantly Jewish neighborhood....
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As Harvey finally fizzles, a look at what made it so nasty

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The slow-moving, super-wet and especially devastating storm named Harvey is finally fizzling....
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Houston's homeless shrug off riding out Harvey on streets

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
HOUSTON (AP) -- To the masses, it was a vicious blast of nature's cruelty, a bruising brawl to survive, a forced trip to an uncertain future. To the few, it was just another miserable day....
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Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over....
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Scorching heat, wildfires bake US West over holiday weekend

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Vineyards moved their wine harvest to the cool of night and transit trains slowed for fear that some of the hottest weather in San Francisco Bay Area history would warp rails, as stifling temperatures and the smoky pall of wildfires marked an unofficial end to summer across the U.S. West....
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In line and in life, Harvey's victims wait and worry

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:08am
PASADENA, Texas (AP) -- The line snakes on and on, along a wall inside the shopping mall, each person in search of help after a hurricane swamped their town....
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Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 12:50am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance....
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How to deal with flooded cars in Harvey's wake

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 11:47pm
DETROIT (AP) -- As Harvey grudgingly moved away from Southeast Texas, aerial photos revealed thousands of cars covered by floodwaters on streets, parking lots and in driveways....
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The Latest: South Korea: NKorea presumed to have tested nuke

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 9:42pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):...
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Blind long-snapper Jake Olson plays in game for USC Trojans

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 9:42pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jake Olson first imagined this moment long before he lost his vision to cancer eight years ago....
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North Korea claims leader inspects new H-bomb

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 8:41pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a new, "super explosive" hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded into an intercontinental ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday, a claim to technological mastery that many outside experts will question but that raises the possibility of an imminent nuclear bomb test....
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