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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

 

White House says it can’t lawfully pay Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will stop payments worth billions of dollars to health insurers to subsidize low-income Americans, the White House said on Thursday, a move health insurers have warned will cause chaos in insurance markets …


Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, hundreds missing

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters gained ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state’s wine country.


The Latest: Aldean strikes defiant tone in return

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Latest on country singer Jason Aldean’s return to the stage (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Country star Jason Aldean took a defiant tone as he resumed his tour almost two weeks after a gunman opened fire during his show in Las Ve…


Amazon Studios chief Roy Price suspended following harassment allegation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon Studios chief Roy Price was put on an immediate leave of absence Thursday, the company said, following allegations that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress’s claim of a sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinst…


DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4 billion in grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put forth a new set of priorities for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money….


Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory …