- Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted.
- Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash.
- 10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
- Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) —
- GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered.
- Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy
NEW YORK (AP) — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand.
- Hayward from hospital: 'It hurts me that I can't be there'
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener, telling Boston fans: "It hurts me that I can't be there."
- Joe Theismann on Gordon Hayward's injury: 'It sickens me'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann saw Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward's broken left ankle and immediately felt a kind of empathy few could.
- Brady thinks Patriots' offense has room to grow
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady's expectations for himself have been high from the moment he made his first NFL start back in 2001.
- Louisville trustees fire athletic director Tom Jurich
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tom Jurich was loyal to the coaches he hired at Louisville almost to a fault, supporting them through good and bad times during 20 years as the Cardinals athletic director.