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White House: 'Stern' action over Saudi journalist if needed

The White House is brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any U.S. punitive action imposed over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pledging a "swift, open, transparent investigation."

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Two leading Senate Republicans are threatening tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if it's proved that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country's consulate in Istanbul

5 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment are scooping up splintered boards and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach, Florida, as the mayor holds out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm

'First Man' blasts off behind 'Venom,' 'A Star Is Born'

The Neil Armstrong film "First Man" has landed in third place at the North American box office, behind last weekend's champs "Venom" and "A Star Is Born." Studio estimates on Sunday say that the Ryan Gosling-starrer brought in $16.5 million

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making his second trip this year to Vietnam, demonstrating how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region

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