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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute....
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):...

US News

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute....
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said....
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering....
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years....
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving....

World News

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site....
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):...
THE ARCTIC CIRCLE (AP) -- While it may be frigid and wet on deck, the crew of a modern icebreaker can expect creature comforts inside the ship, even saunas....
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Human rights groups asked the Philippine president on Wednesday to retract a threat of airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning that such attacks would constitute war crimes....

Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):...

Washington

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Police Officers Guild has filed a complaint over Mayor Ed Murray's decision to require officers to wear body cameras....
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington man being held on kidnapping and rape charges is also suspected in a shooting that wounded a Lynnwood-area woman....
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released....
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Health is apologizing after some people were offended by anti-marijuana messaging aimed at Latino youth in the Yakima area....

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties....
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial - calling the case "bogus" - but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court....
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving....
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's economy hobbled along in the second quarter, barely recovering from a weak start to the year as industrial production and construction flagged amid uncertainties over the country's exit from the European Union....

Technology

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving....
NEW YORK (AP) -- At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here....
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?"...
MILAN (AP) -- The accounts of some 400,000 customers at Italy's largest bank have been hacked, with the loss of data on personal loans, but not account passwords....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race, although you could be forgiven if you don't see why this seems like a pressing question....

Health

NEW YORK (AP) -- At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists are working to create yeast that operates with custom-made DNA....
BEIJING (AP) -- China is on track to lead the world in organ transplant surgeries by 2020 following its abandonment of the much-criticized practice of using organs from executed prisoners, the architect of the country's transplant program said Wednesday....
CHICAGO (AP) -- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school....
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving....

Science

NEW YORK (AP) -- At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists are working to create yeast that operates with custom-made DNA....
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial - calling the case "bogus" - but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump's failure to see climate change as a deadly threat....
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man accused of accidentally sparking a massive Utah wildfire that forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month and cost about $34 million to fight was charged Tuesday....
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