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Tom Brady turns back on Trump amid national anthem protests
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who supported Donald Trump during the election, on Monday said he disagreed with the president’s suggestion that NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem should be fired and called the comments “divisive.” “I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive,” Brady said...
(Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:09:24 -0400)

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M....
(Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:47:22 -0400)

Trump applauds fans who booed protesting NFL players
President Trump took to Twitter on Monday to praise the fans who “booed” NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, saying they “demand respect for our Flag!” “Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag! ,”
(Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:25:11 -0400)

Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued. Burnette Chapel Church of Christ member Minerva Rosa said members were talking about the success of their yard sale the previous day when they...
(Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:19:13 -0400)

Japan’s PM says he will call snap election for parliament
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament’s more powerful lower house for next month. Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22. Support...
(Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:55:32 -0400)

Murdered model was scalped, drained of all blood, autopsy shows
An autopsy shows that a model — who Los Angeles cops say was tortured and killed by her graphic-novelist boyfriend — was scalped, had portions of her face torn off and had been drained of all her blood. Iana Kasian, 30, was found dead in a West Hollywood apartment in May 2016. Her boyfriend, Blake...
(Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:46:29 -0400)

More senators come out against latest ObamaCare repeal bill
Two more Republican senators on Sunday said they are not on board with legislation to repeal ObamaCare, jeopardizing the GOP’s latest effort to make good on a years-old pledge to scuttle the health-care law. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said the measure doesn’t have his support “right now” and Maine Sen. Susan Collins said it would...
(Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:02:10 -0400)

NFL team owners blast Trump in solidarity with players’ protests
A slew of NFL team owners — including several million-dollar donors to President Trump — blasted the commander-in-chief Sunday for bashing their players’ anti-racism protests. The owners’ defiance was surprisingly led by New England Patriots boss Robert Kraft, typically a Trump loyalist, who said he couldn’t stand by while the president labeled any player who...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:31:54 -0400)

Trump expands travel ban to include North Korea, Venezuela and Chad
President Trump issued a new travel ban Sunday evening to restrict visitors and immigrants from eight countries that have “inadequate” vetting procedures. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,”
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:57:06 -0400)

Trump insists Mnuchin didn’t take $25K private flight
President Trump said he “didn’t think” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took a government jet from New York to Washington, DC, even though federal investigators are investing the flight that cost taxpayers $25,000. “I don’t think he took the flight. I think if you check your records, he didn’t take the flight,” Trump told reporters as...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:42:41 -0400)

McCain: Trump hasn’t apologized for POW crack
Arizona Sen. John McCain insists​ ​​his vote against a GOP plan ​to repeal​ ObamaCare ​is not payback for ​Donald Trump ​demeaning​ the former POW’s heroism during the Vietnam War​​ when the president remarked, “I like ​people who weren’t captured.” “If I took offense at everybody who has said something about me, or disparaged me or...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:19:08 -0400)

WNBA players join NFL protest by skipping national anthem
The women’s pro-basketball team the Los Angeles Sparks left the floor and skipped the national anthem ahead of their WNBA playoff game in Minneapolis on Sunday. The host team, Minnesota Lynx, lined up on the free-throw line in front of their bench with their arms locked in unity moments before Game 1 of the best-of-3...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:01:46 -0400)

Trump denies his NFL comments are about race
President Trump on Sunday said his criticism of NFL players protesting during the national anthem has “nothing to do with race” and everything to do with “respect for our flag.” “This has nothing to do with race. I never said anything about race,” Trump said as he prepared to board Air Force One to return...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:53:59 -0400)

Mayor de Blasio says Hillary let him down in new book
Hillary Clinton let Bill de Blasio down during the 2016 election, the mayor says in a new book. In a post-election interview in the book, de Blasio tells author Joseph Viteritti that had Clinton listened to him and other progressives, she could have won. In one remark, he zings both Hillary and Bill Clinton. “Although...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:42:30 -0400)

Suspected shooter in deadly church attack identified
A disgruntled worshipper in a ski mask opened fire on a Nashville-area church Sunday morning, killing a woman and wounding seven other people, authorities said. A “hero” church usher eventually held the shooter at bay until cops arrived, witnesses said. Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, opened fire at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ at 11:15...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:36:08 -0400)

Jared Kushner used private email account for White House matters
President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner​ used a private email account set up during the transition last December dozens of times to discuss White House matters with administration officials, according to reports on Sunday. Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, used the private emails along with his official White House account...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:46:54 -0400)

Trump tweets praise for ‘patriots’ during NFL anthem protests
After initially touting the “great solidarity” of players, coaches and owners protesting his comments about the NFL, President Trump returned to Twitter on Sunday to praise “Courageous Patriots” who died fighting for the flag and retweeted an image showing a Marine with two artificial legs. “Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:53:19 -0400)

Tourist tells cops cabbie raped her in Manhattan
A woman visiting the city from Colombia has told police she was raped by a taxi driver in Manhattan last week. When the 30-year-old woman’s yellow cab arrived at her destination near Chinatown at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, she told the driver she did not have money to pay him, police said. She said the...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:42:07 -0400)

Ted Cruz doesn’t support latest ObamaCare repeal bill
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he isn’t on board with legislation to repeal ObamaCare, raising the possibility that the GOP’s latest effort to derail the healthcare law will fail once again. “Right now they don’t have my vote and I don’t think they have [Sen.] Mike Lee’s either,” Cruz said at the Texas Tribune Festival,...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:50:09 -0400)

Hurricane Maria may be coming for North Carolina and Virginia
Hurricane Maria has rolled back into the Atlantic Ocean after demolishing Puerto Rico — and now may be headed north toward the shores of North Carolina, forecasters warned Sunday. The Weather Channel said the hurricane may blow in close enough to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to cause coastal flooding Wednesday and Thursday, as...
(Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:26:01 -0400)