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Past anti-drug campaigns show little success

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer President Donald Trump is promising a "massive advertising campaign" as part of his administration's response to the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, but past marketing efforts have shown few results and experts say other measures could be far more ...

AP Interview: SEAL wants Bergdahl dishonorably discharged

By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Former Navy SEAL James Hatch, whose career as a commando ended when he was shot while searching for Bowe Bergdahl, said his feelings toward the Army sergeant have gone from "I would like to kill him" to thanking the soldier's lead ...

New JFK files not expected to answer if Oswald acted alone

By LAURIE KELLMAN and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is playing it coy on what people will see from long-secret JFK assassination-era files. He's been caught between students of the killing who want every scrap of information out on that crucible of ...

Georgia election server wiped after suit filed

By FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned. The server's data was destroyed July 7 by technicians at the Center for ...

Baby ‘ghost cat’ makes its Bronx debut

NEW YORK (AP) — A baby "ghost cat" is making the Bronx its new haunt. The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo announced Thursday that the female snow leopard cub has made its public debut just in time for Halloween . Snow leopards are sometimes called "ghost cats" because their pale ...

House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump's promise to cut taxes, narrowly passing a GOP budget that shelves longstanding concerns over federal deficits in favor of a rewrite of the tax code that Republicans ...

Ashley Judd says a ‘deal’ helped her flee from Weinstein

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd says she escaped Harvey Weinstein's sexual advances by making a deal. She was a rising young actress two decades ago who had arrived at the hotel suite of this powerful film mogul for what she thought would be a ...

Officials say Trump’s opioid emergency won’t mean new money

By JILL COLVIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency won't bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills an estimated 142 Americans each day, but will expand access to medical ...

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Army medic

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday turned a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam-era Army medic who risked his life to help wounded comrades into a mini homework tutorial for the boy and girl who came to watch their grandfather be ...

GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the ...