World & Policy


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  • Kasich: Turnovers Hamper Trump Agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to stop the staff chaos at the White House and "settle it down."

  • Iraq Ops to Take Back Town Near Mosul

    ABU GHADDUR, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group.

  • Wreckage of WWII-Era Cruiser Found

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.

  • Ex-Health Chiefs: Don't Make it Worse

    That's the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that "Obamacare" seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov.

  • Tensions Rise Within Yemen Rebels

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A long-simmering power struggle between Yemen's Shiite rebels and a former president has burst into the open, threatening to undermine their alliance against the internationally-recognized government and its Saudi-led backers.

  • Evacuations Affect 100s in Calif.,Ore.

    SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider -- Friday

What DTN Is Watching


Grain and oilseed traders could watch another round of rain falling across parts of the western Corn Belt as they wait for the weekend. Financial traders will keep a close eye on possible selling in global equities.


Light rain is in store for the western Midwest and south-central Plains Friday. We'll also see a few showers in the eastern Midwest and the Delta. Other primary crop areas will be dry. Temperatures will be seasonally mild north and central and hot south. Forecast guidance has a promising setup for moderate to locally heavy rain in drier areas of the western Midwest during next week.

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