President Trump Scoffs At “Politically Motivated Ingrates” After Maria

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday scoffed at “politically motivated ingrates” who had questioned his administration’s commitment to revive Puerto Rico after a pulverizing hurricane and said the federal government had done “a great job with the almost impossible situation.” The tweets coming from a president ensconced in…

EPA Says Dioxins Might Have Washed Downriver During Harvey

EPA says dioxins might have washed downriver during Harvey By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday night it has…

President Trump’s Health Secretary Resigns In Travel Flap

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration’s agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price’s regrets and partial repayment couldn’t save his job. The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president’s…

PresidentTrump Waives Cargo Restrictions To Speed Help To Puerto Rico

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to do more for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump is waiving federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to the island. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that Trump has authorized a waiver for the U.S. territory for a…