President Trump Declares U.S. Opioid Emergency, But Pledges No New Money

By JILL COLVIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that “we will overcome addiction in America,” declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump’s…

Brother Of Vegas Shooter Suspected Of Child Porn Possession

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday. Bruce Paddock, 59, was arrested on a 20-count felony complaint, a police statement said. His relationship to Stephen Paddock was confirmed by…

Senate Presses Ahead On $36.5B Disaster Relief Package

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Senate Democrat said there’s no time to waste as the Senate pressed ahead Monday on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to…

President Trump Defends Call To Fallen Soldier’s Widow

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier’s widow, saying he was “respectful” and did not forget the slain soldier’s name. The widow says Trump’s tone in the phone call angered her and that the president “couldn’t remember my husband’s name.” Monday’s exchange was the…