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July 18, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines "...
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The painted exterior of the home of Lubomir Jastrzebski and Nancy Memhauseer in Mount Dora, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux
July 18, 2018 - 8:28 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor apologized Wednesday to a couple fined thousands of dollars for having their home's exterior painted to emulate Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night." The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Mount Dora City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday that Lubomir...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, waves to members of the media as they arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
July 18, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — His toughness with Vladimir Putin in question, President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday he had told the Russian leader face to face to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be." A few hours earlier, Trump had answered "no" when asked if the longtime...
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In this April 6, 2017, file photo, members of the White House press corps board Air Force One before the arrival of President Donald Trump at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File
July 18, 2018 - 11:56 am
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red-white-and-blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service during a...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on May 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA
July 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
By Brian Stelter (CNN Money) -- The "daily" White House press briefing is a thing of the past. The White House has only held three on-camera briefings in the past 30 days, according to the administration's own records on WhiteHouse.gov. Press secretary Sarah Sanders' most recent briefing was on...
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In this Thursday, June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File
July 18, 2018 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the "Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design that 'Ambition must...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 17, 2018
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
July 18, 2018 - 8:35 am
By Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising "big results" from better relations with Russia and hitting back at "haters." Trump made no...
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In this June 23, 2018, file photo, an immigrant child looks out from a U.S. Border Patrol bus leaving as protesters block the street outside the U.S. Border Patrol Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
July 18, 2018 - 7:41 am
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken. It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards...
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Jose Gilberto Rodriguez
Houston Police
July 17, 2018 - 3:48 pm
By Artemis Moshtaghian and Holly Yan (CNN) -- If not for the sharp eye of a Houston resident, authorities say, a possible serial killer may have zeroed in on his next target. But Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, a man suspected in three killings over the past several days, was taken into custody Tuesday,...
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 In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, a man rides his bike past the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
AP Photo/John Locher, File
July 17, 2018 - 3:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and...
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