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  • Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:16:26 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:30:41 GMT
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.
  • The Latest: NFL union defends players' right to demonstrate

    The Latest: NFL union defends players' right to demonstrate

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:26:29 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:29:31 GMT
    The commissioner of the National Football League says President Donald Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are "divisive" and show an "unfortunate lack of respect.".
    The commissioner of the National Football League says President Donald Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are "divisive" and show an "unfortunate lack of respect.".
  • Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

    Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:21 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:29:21 GMT

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

  • Meetings with Prince Harry, Canadian PM for Melania Trump

    Meetings with Prince Harry, Canadian PM for Melania Trump

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:13 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:29:11 GMT
    Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She's embarking on her first solo trip and leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event in Toronto for wounded service members.
    Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She's embarking on her first solo trip and leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event in Toronto for wounded service members.
  • Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

    Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:08 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:29:08 GMT
    Campaigning in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff, Trump assures voters Strange a stronger candidate than Moore in general election.
    Campaigning in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff, Trump assures voters Strange a stronger candidate than Moore in general election.
  • Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 13:39:00 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:29:06 GMT

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

  • NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

    NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:27 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:29:02 GMT
    Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.
    Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.
  • Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

    Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:37 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:28:51 GMT
    New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban.
    New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban.
  • The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes

    The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:05:11 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:09:05 GMT
    A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
    A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

    Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:05 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:05:46 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:08 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:08:39 GMT

    In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack Obama's statute, there's fresh evidence GOP voters are adamant that the party achieve its long-promised goal of dismantling that law. 

    In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack Obama's statute, there's fresh evidence GOP voters are adamant that the party achieve its long-promised goal of dismantling that law. 

  • Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

    Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:48:03 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:07:29 GMT
    Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million...
    Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
  • Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

    Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:15:54 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:07:25 GMT
    Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads.
    Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads.
  • Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

    Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:45:57 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:07:03 GMT
    The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
    The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
  • Evidence standards changed for campus assault investigations

    Evidence standards changed for campus assault investigations

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:04 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-09-23 15:50:32 GMT
    New federal rules allow universities to require higher standard of evidence when investigating allegations of sexual assault.
    New federal rules allow universities to require higher standard of evidence when investigating allegations of sexual assault.
  • The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

    The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:06:02 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:18:45 GMT
    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.
    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.
  • Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

    Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:55:51 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:18:33 GMT

    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.

    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.

  • Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

    Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:35:44 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:00:12 GMT
    The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
    The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
  • Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

    Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-09-23 13:16:47 GMT
    A U.S. trade commission is preparing to consider whether to recommend tariffs on imported solar panels.
    A U.S. trade commission is preparing to consider whether to recommend tariffs on imported solar panels.
  • Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights

    Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:25:49 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-09-23 12:49:46 GMT
    Federal investigators say they are reviewing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on official business to see if it complied with government travel regulations.
    Federal investigators say they are reviewing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on official business to see if it complied with government travel regulations.
  • US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:25:57 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 5:06 AM EDT2017-09-23 09:06:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

  • Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

    Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:05 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:05:43 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:06:46 GMT
    Trump faces an awkward dynamic in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama.
    Trump faces an awkward dynamic in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama.
  • Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

    Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:45:44 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:06:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban.
    President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban.
  • Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

    Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:16:21 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:50:00 GMT

    The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities.

    The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities.

  • GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

    GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 11:15:37 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:49:51 GMT
    President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.".
    President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn "Obamacare.".
  • Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

    Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:47:58 GMT
    President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem.
    President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem.
  • The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

    The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:16:59 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:56:10 GMT
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is praising Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore just hours before President Donald Trump is set to headline a campaign rally for Moore's rival.
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is praising Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore just hours before President Donald Trump is set to headline a campaign rally for Moore's rival.
  • The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

    The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:36:38 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:19:00 GMT
    Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it.
    Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it.
  • Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry

    Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:35:49 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:16:44 GMT
    Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two US solar manufacturers say the flood of imports...
    Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two US solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led to bankruptcy and layoffs.
  • Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

    Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:08:17 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:50:49 GMT
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is bashing the latest Republican effort to overhaul the health care system and touting his own government-run health care plan before an adoring California audience.
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is bashing the latest Republican effort to overhaul the health care system and touting his own government-run health care plan before an adoring California audience.
  • Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:45:21 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:11:17 GMT
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats.
  • First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden

    First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:06:06 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:31:00 GMT
    Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting.
    Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting.
  • Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war?

    Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war?

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:55:47 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:02:08 GMT
    In wake of fiery military threats again North Korea, Trump piles on new economic sanctions.
    In wake of fiery military threats again North Korea, Trump piles on new economic sanctions.
  • The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response

    The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 11:15:45 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:00:37 GMT
    President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.
    President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.
  • The Latest: Panel votes against cheaper solar panel imports

    The Latest: Panel votes against cheaper solar panel imports

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:36:45 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:19:06 GMT
    A U.S. trade panel has found that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to U.S. solar manufacturers.
    A U.S. trade panel has found that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to U.S. solar manufacturers.
  • GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states

    GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:35:15 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:04:16 GMT
    An inscrutable provision in the Republican health care bill would apparently steer extra cash to Wisconsin, home state of the measure's co-sponsor.
    An inscrutable provision in the Republican health care bill would apparently steer extra cash to Wisconsin, home state of the measure's co-sponsor.
  • Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax,' media was 'greatest influence'

    Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax,' media was 'greatest influence'

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-09-22 12:05:40 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-09-22 14:19:06 GMT
    President Donald Trump is dismissing investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election as a "hoax," as Russian-purchased Facebook advertising comes under scrutiny.
    President Donald Trump is dismissing investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election as a "hoax," as Russian-purchased Facebook advertising comes under scrutiny.
  • US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

    US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:27:03 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-09-22 11:58:11 GMT
    The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria.
    The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria.
  • Trump, Turkish president meet with 'many issues' to discuss

    Trump, Turkish president meet with 'many issues' to discuss

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:05:52 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-09-22 11:19:06 GMT
    President Donald Trump heaps praise on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been criticized for a crackdown following an attempted coup last year.
    President Donald Trump heaps praise on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been criticized for a crackdown following an attempted coup last year.
  • Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

    Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:15:28 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:47 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:47:41 GMT
    Ivanka Trump is talking about her experience with postpartum depression in a new interview.
    Ivanka Trump is talking about her experience with postpartum depression in a new interview.
  • US Senate contender has history of provocative comments

    US Senate contender has history of provocative comments

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:45 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:45:33 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:17 AM EDT2017-09-22 09:17:30 GMT
    The firebrand jurist who is close to snagging the state's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama has a history of provocative comments.
    The firebrand jurist who is close to snagging the state's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama has a history of provocative comments.
  • The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:26:17 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:46 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:46:36 GMT
    President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis.
    President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis.
  • Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:15:50 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:09 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:09:07 GMT

    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

  • Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

    Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:16:01 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:08:50 GMT
    President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan.
    President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan.
  • A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

    A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:25:26 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:38:42 GMT
    President Trump's political muscle is about to get tested in a Republican runoff election.
    President Trump's political muscle is about to get tested in a Republican runoff election.
  • On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

    On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:05:56 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:38:18 GMT
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events.
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events.
  • House Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax plan

    House Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax plan

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:05:03 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 2:55 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:55:51 GMT
    House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month.
    House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month.
  • World leaders sounding like Trump at the UN

    World leaders sounding like Trump at the UN

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:05:14 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 2:27 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:27:28 GMT
    World leaders are learning to speak Donald Trump, heaping on the praise and echoing the president's language this week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
    World leaders are learning to speak Donald Trump, heaping on the praise and echoing the president's language this week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
  • Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

    Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:56:27 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:57:30 GMT
    Study: Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law.
    Study: Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law.
  • Former Obama officials launch legal group to challenge DeVos

    Former Obama officials launch legal group to challenge DeVos

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:25:08 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:27:22 GMT
    Former Obama appointees launch legal group to challenge DeVos on student loans, discrimination.
    Former Obama appointees launch legal group to challenge DeVos on student loans, discrimination.
  • Investigators: Pilots erred in Pence plane's skid at airport

    Investigators: Pilots erred in Pence plane's skid at airport

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:58:42 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:38:53 GMT
    Investigators have cited failures by the pilots of a plane that overran a LaGuardia Airport runway while carrying then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence.
    Investigators have cited failures by the pilots of a plane that overran a LaGuardia Airport runway while carrying then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence.
  • The Latest: Analysts say Alaska gets help in health bill

    The Latest: Analysts say Alaska gets help in health bill

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:35:56 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:39:03 GMT
    Analysts say that the health care bill that Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week contains language helping Alaska.
    Analysts say that the health care bill that Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week contains language helping Alaska.
  • Federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classes

    Federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classes

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:05:09 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:36:16 GMT
    Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information.
    Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information.
  • Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

    Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:17:01 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:25:10 GMT
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations.
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:46:22 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:00:25 GMT
    AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy?.
    AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy?.
  • Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

    Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:05:20 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:58:09 GMT
    New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing; creates winners and losers.
    New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing; creates winners and losers.
  • Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

    Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:36 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:36:34 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:49:20 GMT
    President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Trump has not informed him or others in the administration about his decision.
    President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Trump has not informed him or others in the administration about his decision.
  • Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

    Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:25:47 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:39:32 GMT
    Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits.
    Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits.
  • The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

    The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:46:08 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:30:42 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election.
    Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election.
  • NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

    NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:21 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:14:17 GMT

    The comments are the North's first response to Trump's debut speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if provoked. 

    The comments are the North's first response to Trump's debut speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if provoked. 

  • Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel

    Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:55:44 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:39:10 GMT

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price can't always fly commercial, spokeswoman says.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price can't always fly commercial, spokeswoman says.

  • US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

    US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:34 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:34:56 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:38:38 GMT
    Trump administration report points to Egyptian human rights abuses, anti-democracy actions.
    Trump administration report points to Egyptian human rights abuses, anti-democracy actions.
  • The Latest: Tillerson won't disclose Trump's Iran decision

    The Latest: Tillerson won't disclose Trump's Iran decision

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:17:18 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:45:21 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he's reached a decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal _ but he won't say what it is.
    President Donald Trump says he's reached a decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal _ but he won't say what it is.
  • Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

    Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:25:48 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:18:38 GMT
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington.
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington.
  • Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save 'Dreamers now'

    Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save 'Dreamers now'

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:28:43 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:48 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:48:57 GMT
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but says their call for a comprehensive immigration overhaul is premature.
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but says their call for a comprehensive immigration overhaul is premature.
  • The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

    The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 04:15:59 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-09-21 09:38:38 GMT
    The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia's interference in the presidential election.
    The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia's interference in the presidential election.
  • Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

    Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:45:55 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:16 AM EDT2017-09-21 09:16:55 GMT

    Paul Manafort has denied any wrongdoing, saying his work in Ukraine was open and appropriate. He has also denied any involvement in any efforts to undermine the U.S. election on behalf of Russia.

    Paul Manafort has denied any wrongdoing, saying his work in Ukraine was open and appropriate. He has also denied any involvement in any efforts to undermine the U.S. election on behalf of Russia.

  • Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

    Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:06:10 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:17 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:17:48 GMT
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington.
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington.
  • Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

    Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:06:50 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:17 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:17:31 GMT
    President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to...
    President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at EPA has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to an AP review.
  • Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

    Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:18:27 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:00:16 GMT
    A brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul.
    A brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul.
  • Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:55:29 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:48:38 GMT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the administration's response to a meeting...
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the administration's response to a meeting at Trump Tower last year.
  • Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

    Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:35:34 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:47 GMT
    President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said during the presidential race that he was willing to provide "private briefings" for a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to...
    President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said during the presidential race that he was willing to provide "private briefings" for a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

    Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:54 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:54:56 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:38:28 GMT
    The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear...
    The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
  • Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:24:59 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:38:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...

    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

  • Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

    Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:55:36 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:25:52 GMT
    A government watchdog says travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008.
    A government watchdog says travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008.
  • Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

    Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:55:12 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:26 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:26:08 GMT
    Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim.
    Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim.
  • Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

    Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:05:30 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-09-21 05:40:19 GMT
    The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
    The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
  • Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

    Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:15:10 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-09-21 05:17:57 GMT

    Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution.

    Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution.

  • 'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya

    'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:07:10 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:16:22 GMT
    The United States says it will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have flooded out of Myanmar.
    The United States says it will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have flooded out of Myanmar.
  • Sen. Graham presses for support for GOP health bill

    Sen. Graham presses for support for GOP health bill

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:35:46 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:15:49 GMT
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, co-author of GOP 'Obamacare' repeal bill, implores colleague to back the legislation 'with all its imperfections.'.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, co-author of GOP 'Obamacare' repeal bill, implores colleague to back the legislation 'with all its imperfections.'.
  • Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

    Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:47:28 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:56:43 GMT
    The White House says President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War.
    The White House says President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War.
  • In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

    In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:35 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:35:16 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:50:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump has issued a welcome message for new American citizens urging them to help others assimilate and remain loyal to their new country.
    President Donald Trump has issued a welcome message for new American citizens urging them to help others assimilate and remain loyal to their new country.
  • Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

    Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:22:33 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:31:48 GMT
    An internal government watchdog says cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the EPA does not manage its Superfund staff effectively.
    An internal government watchdog says cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the EPA does not manage its Superfund staff effectively.
  • Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

    Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:29:30 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:11:42 GMT
    The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
    The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
  • US pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence

    US pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:58:14 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:17:45 GMT
    The United States is pressuring the Iraqi Kurds and their regional government to abandon a planned referendum on independence.
    The United States is pressuring the Iraqi Kurds and their regional government to abandon a planned referendum on independence.
  • NCIS investigating corpsmen who called babies 'mini Satans'

    NCIS investigating corpsmen who called babies 'mini Satans'

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:27:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:48:40 GMT
    The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is now investigating two female Navy hospital corpsmen in Florida who posted Snapchat photos giving the middle finger to another baby with a caption that said, "How I...
    The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is now investigating two female Navy hospital corpsmen in Florida who posted Snapchat photos giving the middle finger to another baby with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans.".
  • The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leaders

    The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leaders

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:35:21 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:14:39 GMT
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry says the President Donald Trump's United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and in danger.
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry says the President Donald Trump's United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and in danger.
  • Melania Trump to UN: 'Come together' for good of children

    Melania Trump to UN: 'Come together' for good of children

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:15:10 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:40:04 GMT
    First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" and "come together" to help improve the lives of children.
    First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" and "come together" to help improve the lives of children.
  • The Latest: Trump says GOP health care law has 'good chance'

    The Latest: Trump says GOP health care law has 'good chance'

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:07:26 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:28:35 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace his predecessor's health care law.
    President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace his predecessor's health care law.
  • Trump heard about Mideast peace as a boy, now wants to solve

    Trump heard about Mideast peace as a boy, now wants to solve

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:35 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:35:15 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:50:58 GMT

    President Donald Trump threatens the "total destruction" of North Korea if the renegade nation does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.

    President Donald Trump threatens the "total destruction" of North Korea if the renegade nation does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.

  • Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

    Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:45:01 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:35:37 GMT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
  • Afghan president details US strategy for Afghanistan

    Afghan president details US strategy for Afghanistan

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:07:58 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:20:34 GMT
    Afghanistan's president says the Trump administration has a four-year objective to bring 80 percent of Afghanistan back under the government's control.
    Afghanistan's president says the Trump administration has a four-year objective to bring 80 percent of Afghanistan back under the government's control.
  • Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay

    Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:17:23 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:17:10 GMT
    Prosecutors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez are seeking to show jurors that the New Jersey Democrat tried to hide free flights and other gifts from a wealthy donor.
    Prosecutors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez are seeking to show jurors that the New Jersey Democrat tried to hide free flights and other gifts from a wealthy donor.
  • Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

    Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:13:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:56:08 GMT
    President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony _ where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners.
    President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony _ where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners.
  • EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists

    EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:04 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:30:23 GMT
    AP review finds trail of payments from chemical industry, lobbyists to research group run by EPA nominee.
    AP review finds trail of payments from chemical industry, lobbyists to research group run by EPA nominee.
  • Clinton mocks 'manspreading' Putin

    Clinton mocks 'manspreading' Putin

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:42:47 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:06:09 GMT
    When Hillary Clinton took the guest's seat on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on the psychiatrist's couch.
    When Hillary Clinton took the guest's seat on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on the psychiatrist's couch.
  • Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

    Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:12:07 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:17:51 GMT

    The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads.

    The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads.

  • The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over

    The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:53:17 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:18:09 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" _ the latest sign the GOP's repeal effort may be back from the dead.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" _ the latest sign the GOP's repeal effort may be back from the dead.
  • RNC: Spending on legal bills for Trump Jr. nears $200K

    RNC: Spending on legal bills for Trump Jr. nears $200K

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:32:33 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:41:53 GMT

    The Republican National Committee says it has spent close to $200,000 on legal fees for President Donald Trump's eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation.

    The Republican National Committee says it has spent close to $200,000 on legal fees for President Donald Trump's eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation.

  • 11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

    11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

    Friday, September 15 2017 10:41 AM EDT2017-09-15 14:41:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:11:34 GMT
    The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn.
    The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn.
  • Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

    Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:53 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:53:04 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:16 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:16:01 GMT
    The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful Trump mentioned her in his U.N. speech and hopes it could be a chance for a breakthrough.
    The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful Trump mentioned her in his U.N. speech and hopes it could be a chance for a breakthrough.
  • AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

    AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:13:05 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:28 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:28:16 GMT
    NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results.
    NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results.
  • The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea

    The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:32:28 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:38 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:38:04 GMT
    President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far.
    President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far.
  • Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

    Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:25:10 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:37 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:37:33 GMT
    GOP health care bill likely to leave more uninsured; those with health savings accounts could benefit.
    GOP health care bill likely to leave more uninsured; those with health savings accounts could benefit.
  • APNewsBreak: US report says Egypt falls short on rights

    APNewsBreak: US report says Egypt falls short on rights

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:52:34 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:31 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:31:54 GMT
    Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning new Trump administration...
    Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning new Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press.
  • One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

    One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:32:22 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:19 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:19:31 GMT

    A victory would let Senate Republican leaders claim redemption on their "repeal and replace" effort.

    A victory would let Senate Republican leaders claim redemption on their "repeal and replace" effort.

  • In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:52:10 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:16:29 GMT

    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

    The president was expected to stand before world leaders and a global audience and declare that U.N. members, acting as a collection of self-interested nations, should unite to confront global dangers, according to aides previewing his speech.

  • Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

    Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:05:23 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:56 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:56:50 GMT
    The Cuban government has again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana.
    The Cuban government has again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana.
  • Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

    Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:52:23 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:46:20 GMT
    A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says that tax cut advocates on the panel are pressing for cuts that could add $1.5 trillion or more to the deficit over the coming decade.
    A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says that tax cut advocates on the panel are pressing for cuts that could add $1.5 trillion or more to the deficit over the coming decade.
  • Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

    Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:05:27 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:39:22 GMT
    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than...
    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress.
  • Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

    Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:12:36 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:16 AM EDT2017-09-20 05:16:27 GMT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they investigate the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
  • Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

    Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:42:17 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:58:10 GMT

    President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke out against the standards, but the issue has been largely out of their hands.

    President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke out against the standards, but the issue has been largely out of their hands.

  • Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

    Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:12:23 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:23:59 GMT
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.".
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more.".
  • Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban

    Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:42:24 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:46:41 GMT
    President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the extent of the president's power over immigration.
    President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the extent of the president's power over immigration.
  • Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis

    Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:42:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:54:57 GMT
    U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis.
    U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis.
  • The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

    The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:22:32 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:53:05 GMT
    Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on how much their tax plan would add to the government's debt.
    Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on how much their tax plan would add to the government's debt.
  • FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

    FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:12:13 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:57:12 GMT
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
  • AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

    AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:32:16 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:46:51 GMT
    The government has received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites since Hurricane Harvey.
    The government has received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites since Hurricane Harvey.
  • The Latest: Intel panel invites Trump lawyer to open hearing

    The Latest: Intel panel invites Trump lawyer to open hearing

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:42:26 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:36:52 GMT
    Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.
    Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.
  • 3 members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

    3 members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:42:28 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:10:01 GMT
    Three members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower.
    Three members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower.
  • Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

    Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:23:45 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:26:12 GMT
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, says Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the low level of trust between the two...
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, says Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the low level of trust between the two former Cold War foes.
  • Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

    Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:42:28 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:13:40 GMT
    The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two fatal ship collisions, a spike in naval operations and budget shortfalls strained his force and made it...
    The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two fatal ship collisions, a spike in naval operations and budget shortfalls strained his force and made it hard to do needed training and maintenance.
  • Trump's latest nickname: Rocket Man

    Trump's latest nickname: Rocket Man

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:32:27 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:09:14 GMT
    President Donald Trump is embracing a new nickname, calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man." It is an apparent reference to the Elton John song, which Trump sometimes played at campaign rallies.
    President Donald Trump is embracing a new nickname, calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man." It is an apparent reference to the Elton John song, which Trump sometimes played at campaign rallies.
  • Senate confirms Trump pick for solicitor general

    Senate confirms Trump pick for solicitor general

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:12:24 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:46:10 GMT
    The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general.
    The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general.
  • Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

    Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:29 AM EDT2017-09-16 06:29:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:07:24 GMT
    Government data shows suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas.
    Government data shows suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas.
  • Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

    Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:01:42 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:56:43 GMT

    Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law.

    Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

    GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:12 AM EDT2017-09-19 10:12:11 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:55:00 GMT
    Republican governors have launched a website that appears to be a news outlet, but readers have to look carefully to see that The Free Telegraph is the product of a political party committee.
    Republican governors have launched a website that appears to be a news outlet, but readers have to look carefully to see that The Free Telegraph is the product of a political party committee.
  • Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

    Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:31:54 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:33:03 GMT
    Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says his appearance at the Emmy Awards was a chance to have some fun, and that people who were critical of it were reading too much into things.
    Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says his appearance at the Emmy Awards was a chance to have some fun, and that people who were critical of it were reading too much into things.
  • Trump, Pence to campaign for Strange before GOP runoff

    Trump, Pence to campaign for Strange before GOP runoff

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:34:20 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:26:21 GMT
    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former...
    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice.
  • Dem senator criticizes Trump potshot at Clinton

    Dem senator criticizes Trump potshot at Clinton

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:51 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:51:31 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:25:55 GMT
    President Donald Trump is still taking potshots at Hillary Clinton, the latest sign that his campaign fury hasn't faded.
    President Donald Trump is still taking potshots at Hillary Clinton, the latest sign that his campaign fury hasn't faded.
  • Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

    Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:02:21 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:15:44 GMT
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan.
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan.
  • Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

    Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:11 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:11:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:57:26 GMT
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites.
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites.
  • America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN

    America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:32:07 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:34:44 GMT
    America 2nd: Tradition at the U.N. General Assembly means Brazil first, then the U.S. in speech lineup.
    America 2nd: Tradition at the U.N. General Assembly means Brazil first, then the U.S. in speech lineup.
  • 4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

    4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-09-19 09:22:11 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:34:38 GMT
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for threatened wildlife.
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for threatened wildlife.
  • Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

    Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:52:03 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:56:15 GMT
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that recently overflew Japan -- because they have not posed a direct threat.
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that recently overflew Japan -- because they have not posed a direct threat.
  • Military budget would swell under Senate bill

    Military budget would swell under Senate bill

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:52:18 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-09-19 08:24:45 GMT
    U.S. military spending would swell under bill passed by Senate.
    U.S. military spending would swell under bill passed by Senate.
  • Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

    Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:12:08 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:55:21 GMT
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says senior military leaders are taking a close look at whether strict budget constraints have led to a recent rash of deadly training accidents.
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says senior military leaders are taking a close look at whether strict budget constraints have led to a recent rash of deadly training accidents.
  • Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

    Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-09-18 08:11:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:55:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington.

    The 1,215-page defense measure defies a number of White House objections, but President Donald Trump hasn't threatened to veto the measure.

    The 1,215-page measure defies a number of White House objections, but President Donald Trump hasn't threatened to veto the measure.

  • AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

    AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:02:16 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:52:47 GMT
    A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding...
    A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding the waste site, flowing out a bayou.
  • Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

    Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:32:05 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:44:30 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he wants to stage an armed forces parade in Washington on July 4 to showcase U.S. military strength.
    President Donald Trump says he wants to stage an armed forces parade in Washington on July 4 to showcase U.S. military strength.
  • GOP eyes popular tax breaks to finance overhaul

    GOP eyes popular tax breaks to finance overhaul

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:01:49 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:42:50 GMT
    Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric.
    Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric.
  • Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

    Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:21 AM EDT2017-09-18 08:21:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:34 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:34:14 GMT

    President Donald Trump is plunging into a foreign policy-focused week that will be anchored by his first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

    President Donald Trump is plunging into a foreign policy-focused week that will be anchored by his first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

  • The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

    The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-09-18 14:33:04 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:25:12 GMT
    President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
    President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
  • Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

    Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:12:03 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:15 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:15:04 GMT
    Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions as part of sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet.
    Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions as part of sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet.
  • Oh, man! Town might change Board of Selectmen to Selectwomen

    Oh, man! Town might change Board of Selectmen to Selectwomen

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:48:56 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:04 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:04:38 GMT
    A Massachusetts town says it will consider changing the name of its governing body from the Board of Selectmen to the Board of Selectwomen.
    A Massachusetts town says it will consider changing the name of its governing body from the Board of Selectmen to the Board of Selectwomen.
  • APNewsBreak: US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns

    APNewsBreak: US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:03:36 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:03:32 GMT
    APNewsBreak: The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons following violence against protesters during...
    APNewsBreak: The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons following violence against protesters during Erdogan's visit to Washington this spring.
  • Clinton won't rule out questioning Trump's legitimacy

    Clinton won't rule out questioning Trump's legitimacy

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:32:13 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:03:42 GMT
    Hillary Clinton is refusing to rule out the possibility of questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on the outcome of official inquiries into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential...
    Hillary Clinton is refusing to rule out the possibility of questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on the outcome of official inquiries into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
  • The Latest: Ryan rooting for Senate GOP health care overhaul

    The Latest: Ryan rooting for Senate GOP health care overhaul

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:01:48 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:33:34 GMT
    The Congressional Budget Office says it needs more time to analyze the newest Republican bill aimed at scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law.
    The Congressional Budget Office says it needs more time to analyze the newest Republican bill aimed at scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • US: World won't rebuild Syria until political process starts

    US: World won't rebuild Syria until political process starts

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:21:51 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:21:54 GMT
    The United States says world nations aren't willing to contribute heavily to reconstruct Syria until a "credible political process" for the country's future takes shape.
    The United States says world nations aren't willing to contribute heavily to reconstruct Syria until a "credible political process" for the country's future takes shape.
  • The Latest: Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

    The Latest: Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:01:51 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:03:23 GMT
    The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that grants the Pentagon a $700 billion budget.
    The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that grants the Pentagon a $700 billion budget.
  • GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

    GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:42:49 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:53:13 GMT
    Two powerful Kentucky Republicans are sponsoring a bill that would move an economic development agency that helps Appalachia out of Washington.
    Two powerful Kentucky Republicans are sponsoring a bill that would move an economic development agency that helps Appalachia out of Washington.
  • AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

    AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:27 AM EDT2017-09-14 08:27:57 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:52:41 GMT
    Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.
    Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.
  • Clinton's former campaign chairman talks to Senate panel

    Clinton's former campaign chairman talks to Senate panel

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:42:52 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:25:27 GMT
    Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman has met with a Senate panel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.
    Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman has met with a Senate panel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.
  • The Latest: WH name rep for historically black colleges

    The Latest: WH name rep for historically black colleges

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-09-18 13:41:50 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:22:18 GMT
    The White House is holding an annual gathering for presidents of historically black colleges and universities amid strained ties with school leaders.
    The White House is holding an annual gathering for presidents of historically black colleges and universities amid strained ties with school leaders.
  • Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

    Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-09-18 04:17:00 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:55:31 GMT
    President Donald Trump's childhood home had some new occupants over the weekend _ refugees.
    President Donald Trump's childhood home had some new occupants over the weekend _ refugees.
  • Legal defense fund created for Michael Flynn in Russia probe

    Legal defense fund created for Michael Flynn in Russia probe

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:01:45 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:54:31 GMT
    The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
    The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
  • Cuomo endorses rival and fellow Democrat de Blasio for mayor

    Cuomo endorses rival and fellow Democrat de Blasio for mayor

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:41:58 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:54:24 GMT
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed his frequent rival and fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio for a second term as mayor of New York City.
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed his frequent rival and fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio for a second term as mayor of New York City.
  • 'Not a friend of democracy': Trump's past UN criticism

    'Not a friend of democracy': Trump's past UN criticism

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:31:41 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:43:12 GMT
    "Not a friend of democracy" and "not a friend to freedom": A look at Trump's past criticism of the U.N.
    "Not a friend of democracy" and "not a friend to freedom": A look at Trump's past criticism of the U.N.
  • US to press concerns over incidents in meeting with Cubans

    US to press concerns over incidents in meeting with Cubans

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-09-18 08:11:35 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:13:17 GMT
    The Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained incidents that have affected the health of American diplomats.
    The Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained incidents that have affected the health of American diplomats.
  • The Latest: US, Cuban diplomats to discuss health incidents

    The Latest: US, Cuban diplomats to discuss health incidents

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:02:00 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:05:38 GMT
    The United States plans to discuss concerns with Cuba over American diplomats harmed in unexplained incidents in Havana during a meeting in Washington on Tuesday.
    The United States plans to discuss concerns with Cuba over American diplomats harmed in unexplained incidents in Havana during a meeting in Washington on Tuesday.
  • Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

    Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:41 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:41:50 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:23:29 GMT

    Advocates say budget cuts over the past five years have frustrated efforts to reduce the disability backlog.

    Advocates say budget cuts over the past five years have frustrated efforts to reduce the disability backlog.

  • White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards

    White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-09-18 13:11:55 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:32:27 GMT
    A top White House aide is offering a lackluster review for the politically-charged Emmy Awards.
    A top White House aide is offering a lackluster review for the politically-charged Emmy Awards.
  • White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

    White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-09-18 08:01:29 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:12:16 GMT
    The White House is holding an annual gathering for presidents of historically black colleges and universities amid strained ties with school leaders.
    The White House is holding an annual gathering for presidents of historically black colleges and universities amid strained ties with school leaders.
  • Fierce storms haven't slowed growth along US coastlines

    Fierce storms haven't slowed growth along US coastlines

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:51 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:51:37 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-09-18 14:24:04 GMT
    A new Associated Press analysis shows that rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years.
    A new Associated Press analysis shows that rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years.
  • Cuba mystery: What theories US investigators are pursuing

    Cuba mystery: What theories US investigators are pursuing

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:41 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:41:45 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-09-18 14:13:06 GMT
    U.S. investigators are chasing many theories about what's harming diplomats in Cuba, and they're pursuing a number of possibilities about the culprit.
    U.S. investigators are chasing many theories about what's harming diplomats in Cuba, and they're pursuing a number of possibilities about the culprit.
  • Calif. Democrat Feinstein noncommittal on 2018 Senate run

    Calif. Democrat Feinstein noncommittal on 2018 Senate run

    Sunday, September 17 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-09-17 17:01:09 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-09-18 12:14:31 GMT
    California Democrat Dianne Feinstein isn't publicly committing to seeking a fifth Senate term in 2018. The 84-year-old _ the oldest current senator _ was cagey about her political future during a television interview.
    California Democrat Dianne Feinstein isn't publicly committing to seeking a fifth Senate term in 2018. The 84-year-old _ the oldest current senator _ was cagey about her political future during a television interview.
  • Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

    Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

    Sunday, September 17 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-09-17 13:21:30 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 4:13 AM EDT2017-09-18 08:13:22 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea in their latest call, Trump tweets that he's asked Moon about "Rocket Man" _ an apparent reference to North Korean...
    President Donald Trump says he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea in their latest call, Trump tweets that he's asked Moon about "Rocket Man" _ an apparent reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Top US diplomat says closing embassy in Cuba 'under review'

    Top US diplomat says closing embassy in Cuba 'under review'

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-09-17 15:31:27 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 4:13 AM EDT2017-09-18 08:13:07 GMT
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained incidents affecting the health of American diplomats.
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained incidents affecting the health of American diplomats.
  • Trump to campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange

    Trump to campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:30:42 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:44:13 GMT
    President Donald Trump says he's hitting the campaign trail next week for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange.
    President Donald Trump says he's hitting the campaign trail next week for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange.
  • The Latest: UN envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior

    The Latest: UN envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior

    Sunday, September 17 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-09-17 14:01:02 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 3:43 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:43:56 GMT
    America's ambassador to the United Nations is raising the prospect of U.S. military action against North Korea if the North continues its missile and nuclear tests.
    America's ambassador to the United Nations is raising the prospect of U.S. military action against North Korea if the North continues its missile and nuclear tests.
  • Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

    Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-09-18 03:01:28 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 3:01 AM EDT2017-09-18 07:01:59 GMT

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites.

  • Trump hypes mock video of golf ball seen striking Clinton

    Trump hypes mock video of golf ball seen striking Clinton

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-09-17 15:52:56 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 2:03 AM EDT2017-09-18 06:03:34 GMT
    President Donald Trump has retweeted a mock video that shows him striking a golf ball that _ in the next frame _ seemingly hits Hillary Clinton in the back and knocks her down as she boards a plane.
    President Donald Trump has retweeted a mock video that shows him striking a golf ball that _ in the next frame _ seemingly hits Hillary Clinton in the back and knocks her down as she boards a plane.
  • Pro-Trump rally draws hundreds, not thousands to Washington

    Pro-Trump rally draws hundreds, not thousands to Washington

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:32 AM EDT2017-09-16 06:32:04 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:44:31 GMT

    Washington has always been a magnet for protests of all stripes, but Saturday's lineup is particularly intriguing.

    Washington has always been a magnet for protests of all stripes, but Saturday's lineup is particularly intriguing.

  • The Latest: Black Lives Matter backers speak at Trump rally

    The Latest: Black Lives Matter backers speak at Trump rally

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-09-16 16:49:49 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:53:04 GMT
    About two dozen protesters have kicked off a day of diverse demonstrations in the nation's capital with a rally demanding that President Donald Trump take strong action against Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
    About two dozen protesters have kicked off a day of diverse demonstrations in the nation's capital with a rally demanding that President Donald Trump take strong action against Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
  • Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers

    Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers

    Sunday, September 17 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-09-17 14:31:11 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-09-17 15:11:57 GMT
    Illinois residents aren't the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have defined state government in recent years.
    Illinois residents aren't the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have defined state government in recent years.
  • Transgender troops can re-enlist in military _ for now

    Transgender troops can re-enlist in military _ for now

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:19:30 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-09-17 12:42:14 GMT
    Sen. John McCain says he's backing a bill that would bar the Pentagon from forcing transgender troops out of the armed forces.
    Sen. John McCain says he's backing a bill that would bar the Pentagon from forcing transgender troops out of the armed forces.
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