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The Latest: Funding deal has wins for both sides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the bill being negotiated on Capitol Hill to fund the government through September (all times local):

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, 1st Cuban-American in Congress, to retire

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office.

School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges" for imposing gay marriage on America and has been endorsed by anti-abortion groups and the National Rifle Association.

Trump’s UN envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley didn't wait to take office as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration's foreign policy stances.


Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey among top Daytime Emmy winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen."

The Latest: A salute to First Amendment and jibes for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT):

The Latest: Funding deal has wins for both sides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the bill being negotiated on Capitol Hill to fund the government through September (all times local):

Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections.

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Asian stocks mostly higher, some markets closed on Labor Day

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after a North Korea missile launch failed over the weekend.

Macron’s startup-style campaign upends French expectations

POITIERS, France (AP) — Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday's runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable.

May brushes off EU calls to settle Brexit divorce bill first

LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal.

France’s Macron honors Holocaust victims, vows ‘Never again’

PARIS (AP) — Amid worries about rising nationalism, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron paid homage Sunday to the tens of thousands of French Jews killed in the Holocaust with a somber, simple message to voters: Never again.

Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump would get additional military funds, but no border wall dollars under a massive spending bill that Congress agreed to Sunday night.

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog.

For Trump in White House, conflicts of interest range widely

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days.

EU leaders unite ahead of Brexit divorce talks with UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly."

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

USSEAU, France (AP) — French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind.

Robotic fruit pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.

Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for Cigna

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem's bid to buy rival Cigna, saying that a bigger company is not better for consumers.

US stocks close modestly lower, but end higher for the week

U.S. stocks closed modestly lower Friday, ending just short of another milestone for Wall Street.


Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After scoring three goals in the first 12 minutes, Anaheim let the Edmonton Oilers tie the score midway through the second period. The Ducks then pulled away for a crucial win.

Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business.


Berlusconi released after receiving stitches due to fall

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi received stitches to his upper lip after falling outside a restaurant where he was celebrating his elder son's birthday, the news agency ANSA reported Saturday.


Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, are likely to see more delays this summer because it's in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday.