Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday’s summit to stay out of ...

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Health and diet: what the hell are we waiting for?

The recent results from the TAILORx study (a major study published by The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology) means that certain women with particular genomic profiling and early stage breast cancer can safely forgo postsurgical chemotherapy. This is terrific news and a huge win for oncologists and, most ...

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Man dies of bacterial infection after eating tainted oyster at Florida restaurant

Joel Shannon USA TODAY Published 5:13 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 A 71-year-old man died on July 10 from a bacterial infection after eating a tainted oyster at a restaurant in Sarasota, Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health. The illness was caused by Vibrio vulnificus, officials said. Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that can be contracted by eating raw shellfish, particularly oysters, ...

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Thai cave rescue: What we learned as boys tell of ordeal

Media playback is unsupported on your device The remarkable rescue of 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped in a flooded cave network in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province gripped the world. Speaking in public for the first time since their ordeal, the Thai youngsters looked happy and relaxed as they sat alongside Thai Navy Seals and prepared to ...

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Trump tries to douse Putin storm — but his cleanup tests credulity

Under intense political pressure, the President went further in laying the blame on the Russian leader for the cyber espionage assault on the 2016 election than he had before in an interview with “CBS Evening News” on Wednesday. But his continued refusal to come down hard on Putin personally suggests that the raging political storm is likely to intensify after ...

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US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo. — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — seat in the administration. Trump’s remarks after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was still targeting American elections, are ...

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What we know about Russia's election hacking

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that he was involved with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images U.S. officials have laid out a wealth of details about how they believe Moscow executed its plot. By MARTIN MATISHAK 07/18/2018 08:54 PM EDT The White House’s verbal gymnastics over Russia’s alleged campaign to hack American democracy threaten ...

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AP News in Brief at 12:04 am EDT

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said he told the Russian ...

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The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local): 10:05 a.m. The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony at a temple to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue ...

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Russian ambassador: Trump made 'verbal agreements' with Putin

Russia’s ambassador to the United States on Wednesday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn’t want to use ‘adversary’ to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE made “important verbal agreements” with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their private conversation in Helsinki on Monday.  ...

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