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Mattis warns of 'massive military response' to NK nuclear threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Defense Secretary James Mattis warned of "a massive military response" to any threat from North Korea against the United States or its allies in a statement outside the White House after a meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and top national security advisers …

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Facing Trump Subsidy Cuts, Health Insurance Officials Seek a Backup Plan

PHILADELPHIA — Congress is on vacation, but state insurance commissioners have no time off. They have spent the past three days debating what to do if President Trump stops subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of millions of low-income people.<p>For administration officials and many in …

Trump splits with other G-20 leaders on climate change

President Donald Trump emerged from the G-20 summit in Germany isolated from every other major economy on climate change, but the White House nonetheless scored small victories during the meeting.<p>After a tense round of negotiations, G-20 nations on Saturday reached a compromise on climate change, …

Democratic divisions on display as Bauman wins California party chairmanship

SACRAMENTO — A caustic contest between the party establishment and “Berniecrat” activists gripped the nation’s largest Democratic party in Sacramento this weekend, underscoring fierce Democratic divisions at the state level that continue to simmer five months into Donald Trump’s presidency. Even as …

Dealt a Defeat, Republicans Set Their Sights on Major Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON — Picking themselves up after the bruising collapse of their health care plan, President Trump and Republicans in Congress will start this week on a legislative obstacle course that will be even more arduous: the first overhaul of the tax code in three decades.<p>Mr. Trump’s inability to …

Caitlyn Jenner Says President Trump's Move on Transgender Bathroom Access Is a 'Disaster'

Long-time republican and transgender activist, Caitlyn Jenner, is speaking out in response to President Donald Trump‘s latest move to lift federal …

Indians' pitching finally struggles, but master World Series plan still in place

For the first time this postseason, Cleveland's pitching let them down<p>CLEVELAND -- Well, it was bound to happen eventually.<p>After nine postseason …

White Sox's AL Central woes continue in shutout loss to Twins

Jose Quintana had a pretty good Tuesday night against Twins players not named Brian Dozier.<p>Dozier, however, did enough damage with two swings to deepen the White Sox's American League Central woes and give the Twins their first win in seven tries this season against the South Siders.<p>Dozier homered …

Alabama Governor Faces Impeachment Over Sex Scandal Accusations

Alabama lawmakers will try to impeach Republican Gov. Robert Bentley over accusations that he had an affair with a former employee.<p>Republican State …

Cooking Gifts

From beautiful baking dishes to a programmable slow cooker, here are amazing gifts for any home cook.

Creamy Spaghetti with Ricotta, Zucchini and Basil

Find fresh ricotta, not the tubs of pasteurized cheese from the supermarket shelves, for this recipe: its lush creaminess is crucial to making a simple but ridiculously rich sauce for ribbons of tender zucchini and al dente pasta.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 pound spaghetti<br>• 1 large zucchini<br>• Kosher salt<br>• 1/2 cup basil …

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