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White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent
That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.

Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets
(Reuters) - A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a U.S. television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'