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  • Iran deal 'fixes' to dominate Tillerson's agenda in Europe

    Iran deal 'fixes' to dominate Tillerson's agenda in Europe

    Sunday, January 21 2018 7:46 AM EST2018-01-21 12:46:54 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:39 AM EST2018-01-21 14:39:13 GMT
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Europe on a mission focused on Iran, and he wants British and French support for tough new penalties against Tehran, and is trying to prevent a U.S. withdrawal from...
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Europe on a mission focused on Iran, and he wants British and French support for tough new penalties against Tehran, and is trying to prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
  • The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech

    The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech

    Sunday, January 21 2018 6:06 AM EST2018-01-21 11:06:46 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:39 AM EST2018-01-21 14:39:02 GMT
    Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
    Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

    Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-01-21 05:46:36 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:38 AM EST2018-01-21 14:38:54 GMT
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.
  • Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

    Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-01-21 05:46:44 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:38 AM EST2018-01-21 14:38:16 GMT

    Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits.

    Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits.

  • Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

    Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-01-21 05:27:01 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-01-21 14:37:55 GMT
    Businessman turned president who wrote the book on deal-making comes up short ahead of government shutdown.
    Businessman turned president who wrote the book on deal-making comes up short ahead of government shutdown.
  • The Latest: Mulvaney defends self from charges of hypocrisy

    The Latest: Mulvaney defends self from charges of hypocrisy

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:28 AM EST2018-01-21 14:28:16 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-01-21 14:37:24 GMT
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney is defending himself from charges of hypocrisy in his attacks on Democrats over the government shutdown, given his own role at the center of the last fiscal clash in 2013.
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney is defending himself from charges of hypocrisy in his attacks on Democrats over the government shutdown, given his own role at the center of the last fiscal clash in 2013.
  • Trump's attempts to show voter fraud appear to have stalled

    Trump's attempts to show voter fraud appear to have stalled

    Sunday, January 21 2018 8:16 AM EST2018-01-21 13:16:50 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:28 AM EST2018-01-21 14:28:27 GMT
    President Donald Trump's efforts to show that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in 2016 appear to have stalled.
    President Donald Trump's efforts to show that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in 2016 appear to have stalled.
  • Congressman denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow

    Congressman denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow

    Saturday, January 20 2018 5:26 PM EST2018-01-20 22:26:27 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-01-21 13:58:24 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that the New York Times reports stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide after she rejected his romantic overtures.
    U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that the New York Times reports stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide after she rejected his romantic overtures.
  • Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

    Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:47 AM EST2018-01-20 15:47:09 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 8:29 AM EST2018-01-21 13:29:52 GMT
    President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama, full of unforgettable characters, surprise casting changes and innumerable plot twists _ all set against a backdrop of a looming nuclear...
    President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama, full of unforgettable characters, surprise casting changes and innumerable plot twists _ all set against a backdrop of a looming nuclear threat and the shadow of the Russia probe.
  • How shutdown affects key parts of federal government

    How shutdown affects key parts of federal government

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-01-21 05:56:38 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 8:20 AM EST2018-01-21 13:20:11 GMT
    How shutdown affects key parts of federal government.
    How shutdown affects key parts of federal government.
  • Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-01-20 20:36:49 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 8:17 AM EST2018-01-21 13:17:32 GMT
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
  • Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

    Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

    Friday, January 19 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-01-20 01:35:53 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 7:01 AM EST2018-01-21 12:01:04 GMT

    Russia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say.

    Russia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say.

  • Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

    Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-01-20 19:16:33 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:22 AM EST2018-01-21 08:22:03 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015.
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015.
  • Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

    Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-01-20 13:06:36 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:50 AM EST2018-01-21 05:50:46 GMT
    The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
    The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
  • Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

    Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-20 20:46:37 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:50 AM EST2018-01-21 05:50:37 GMT
    Trump administration pledge to minimize the impact of a government shutdown faces an early test as a number of iconic American landmarks announced they would be closed.
    Trump administration pledge to minimize the impact of a government shutdown faces an early test as a number of iconic American landmarks announced they would be closed.
  • The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

    The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-01-20 21:06:34 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:50 AM EST2018-01-21 05:50:26 GMT
    Republicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown, and the White House is indicating it's waiting for Democrats to drop their demand that a funding bill include protections for...
    Republicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown, and the White House is indicating it's waiting for Democrats to drop their demand that a funding bill include protections for "Dreamers.".
  • Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

    Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-20 20:46:32 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:28 AM EST2018-01-21 05:28:31 GMT
    President Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, has been at the center of the last two government shutdowns, first as a GOP lawmaker and then as director of the Office of Management of Budget.
    President Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, has been at the center of the last two government shutdowns, first as a GOP lawmaker and then as director of the Office of Management of Budget.
  • The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

    The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-01-20 13:06:28 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:56 PM EST2018-01-21 00:56:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
    President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
  • Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

    Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:46 AM EST2018-01-20 06:46:03 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 5:29 PM EST2018-01-20 22:29:07 GMT
    Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?.
    Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?.
  • VP Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

    VP Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:16 AM EST2018-01-20 14:16:35 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 5:16 PM EST2018-01-20 22:16:54 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence is in Cairo for meetings with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on security and counterterrorism issues.
    Vice President Mike Pence is in Cairo for meetings with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on security and counterterrorism issues.
  • Correction: Women's Marches story

    Correction: Women's Marches story

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-01-20 05:06:15 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-01-20 22:08:05 GMT
    Activists return to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.
    Activists return to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.
  • AP Explains: Congress shuts down the government. Now what?

    AP Explains: Congress shuts down the government. Now what?

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:27 AM EST2018-01-20 06:27:08 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-01-20 20:40:16 GMT
    AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?.
    AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?.
  • Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's 1-year festivities

    Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's 1-year festivities

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-01-19 21:15:48 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-01-20 17:59:17 GMT
    President Donald Trump was supposed to be spending the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Now he's dealing with a potential government shutdown.
    President Donald Trump was supposed to be spending the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Now he's dealing with a potential government shutdown.
  • AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?

    AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-01-19 23:45:51 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-01-20 15:46:43 GMT
    The rancor driving politics in Washington these days has left Congress hours away from a government shutdown.
    The rancor driving politics in Washington these days has left Congress hours away from a government shutdown.
  • US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

    US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:25 AM EST2018-01-19 06:25:00 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-01-20 14:37:10 GMT

    The measure would be the fourth stopgap spending bill since the current budget year started in October.

    The measure would be the fourth stopgap spending bill since the current budget year started in October.

  • Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn't final

    Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn't final

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:05 PM EST2018-01-19 19:05:03 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:06 AM EST2018-01-20 14:06:44 GMT
    An Interior Department official says the Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action.
    An Interior Department official says the Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action.
  • Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

    Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:34 AM EST2018-01-19 14:34:57 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-01-20 13:58:36 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicates their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous...
    APNewsBreak: Recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicates their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment tells The Associated Press.
  • Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

    Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-19 06:24:44 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:49 AM EST2018-01-20 13:49:06 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence's fifth visit to Israel will mark his return to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart.
    Vice President Mike Pence's fifth visit to Israel will mark his return to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart.
  • Tabloid held porn star's 2011 interview after Trump threat

    Tabloid held porn star's 2011 interview after Trump threat

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:57 PM EST2018-01-19 22:57:32 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:47 AM EST2018-01-20 13:47:53 GMT
    Former employees say a tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star's 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue.
    Former employees say a tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star's 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue.
  • EPA official: government must plan for climate change

    EPA official: government must plan for climate change

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-01-19 05:44:49 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:18 AM EST2018-01-20 13:18:09 GMT

    A top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change.

    A top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change.

  • The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

    The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:56 AM EST2018-01-20 12:56:34 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:10 AM EST2018-01-20 13:10:34 GMT
    President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
    President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
  • US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

    US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:46 AM EST2018-01-20 07:46:23 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:09 AM EST2018-01-20 13:09:09 GMT
    Bitterly divided Congress fails to stave off government shutdown.
    Bitterly divided Congress fails to stave off government shutdown.
  • US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

    US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-01-20 05:46:02 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-01-20 12:27:02 GMT
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is laying out a broad new defense strategy, and he's warning that all aspects of the military's competitive warfighting edge have eroded.
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is laying out a broad new defense strategy, and he's warning that all aspects of the military's competitive warfighting edge have eroded.
  • Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

    Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:04 AM EST2018-01-19 11:04:58 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:47 AM EST2018-01-20 11:47:37 GMT
    US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers.
    US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers.
  • Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'

    Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:25 AM EST2018-01-19 16:25:00 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:47 AM EST2018-01-20 11:47:22 GMT
    Trump administration spells out plans to protect medical providers who refuse to carry out procedures such as abortions on moral or religious grounds.
    Trump administration spells out plans to protect medical providers who refuse to carry out procedures such as abortions on moral or religious grounds.
  • The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life

    The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:37 AM EST2018-01-19 16:37:00 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:47 AM EST2018-01-20 11:47:17 GMT
    President Donald Trump is addressing the anti-abortion March for Life from the White House Rose Garden.
    President Donald Trump is addressing the anti-abortion March for Life from the White House Rose Garden.
  • Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

    Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:05 AM EST2018-01-19 15:05:12 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:37 AM EST2018-01-20 09:37:33 GMT
    The Pentagon says countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism.
    The Pentagon says countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism.
  • The Latest: VP Pence greets troops in Ireland

    The Latest: VP Pence greets troops in Ireland

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:55 AM EST2018-01-19 16:55:16 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:18 AM EST2018-01-20 08:18:26 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence still plans to travel to the Middle East on Friday night, despite the potential for a shutdown of the federal government.
    Vice President Mike Pence still plans to travel to the Middle East on Friday night, despite the potential for a shutdown of the federal government.
  • Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court

    Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-01-20 05:48:39 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:17 AM EST2018-01-20 08:17:56 GMT
    The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.
    The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.
  • The Latest: Schumer says Trump 'backed off' deal

    The Latest: Schumer says Trump 'backed off' deal

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:55 AM EST2018-01-19 12:55:08 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:17 AM EST2018-01-20 07:17:55 GMT
    President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on "illegal immigration and weak borders" as a government shutdown looms.
    President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on "illegal immigration and weak borders" as a government shutdown looms.
  • Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

    Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:15 PM EST2018-01-19 19:15:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:59 AM EST2018-01-20 05:59:28 GMT

    The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

    The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

  • US likely to designate embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

    US likely to designate embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:15 PM EST2018-01-19 17:15:30 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:50 AM EST2018-01-20 05:50:12 GMT
    The Trump administration is considering a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to an existing building in Jerusalem temporarily until a new embassy can be built in the holy city.
    The Trump administration is considering a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to an existing building in Jerusalem temporarily until a new embassy can be built in the holy city.
  • Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

    Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-19 18:15:47 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-01-20 05:40:08 GMT

    There's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington reaches a budget agreement.

    There's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington reaches a budget agreement.

  • Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown

    Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:04 PM EST2018-01-18 18:04:37 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-01-20 03:18:25 GMT
    NIH's Fauci says government shutdown would be disruptive for research.
    NIH's Fauci says government shutdown would be disruptive for research.
  • Trump signs surveillance law after confusing tweets

    Trump signs surveillance law after confusing tweets

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-01-19 22:06:11 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-01-20 00:49:55 GMT
    President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program.
    President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program.
  • Battle lines already forming for Menendez corruption retrial

    Battle lines already forming for Menendez corruption retrial

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:05 PM EST2018-01-19 20:05:49 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-20 00:42:01 GMT
    The government has told a federal judge it will seek a retrial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-weeek corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November.
    The government has told a federal judge it will seek a retrial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-weeek corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November.
  • Mueller, Manafort OK with lawsuit being transferred

    Mueller, Manafort OK with lawsuit being transferred

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-19 22:56:42 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-01-20 00:28:50 GMT
    A lawsuit challenging special counsel Robert Mueller's authority may soon be transferred to another judge.
    A lawsuit challenging special counsel Robert Mueller's authority may soon be transferred to another judge.
  • The Latest: Prosecutors slam Menendez trial 'racialization'

    The Latest: Prosecutors slam Menendez trial 'racialization'

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-19 20:56:21 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-01-19 23:17:47 GMT
    Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, says he expects to be "vindicated again" in a retrial.
    Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, says he expects to be "vindicated again" in a retrial.
  • Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

    Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:54 AM EST2018-01-19 06:54:49 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-19 23:02:09 GMT
    As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse.
    As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse.
  • Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down

    Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:37 PM EST2018-01-19 21:37:54 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-01-19 22:05:47 GMT
    Officials in the District of Columbia are vowing not to let the looming shutdown of the federal government affect the city's normal functions.
    Officials in the District of Columbia are vowing not to let the looming shutdown of the federal government affect the city's normal functions.
  • Trump, Theresa May to meet on sidelines of Davos summit

    Trump, Theresa May to meet on sidelines of Davos summit

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-19 20:56:18 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-01-19 21:11:24 GMT
    President Donald Trump will hold a formal meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May next week on the sidelines of the Davos summit.
    President Donald Trump will hold a formal meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May next week on the sidelines of the Davos summit.
  • Justice Sotomayor 'fine' after treatment for low blood sugar

    Justice Sotomayor 'fine' after treatment for low blood sugar

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:45 PM EST2018-01-19 19:45:34 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-01-19 19:59:34 GMT
    The Supreme Court says diabetic Justice Sonia Sotomayor is "doing fine" after the justice was treated for symptoms of low blood sugar.
    The Supreme Court says diabetic Justice Sonia Sotomayor is "doing fine" after the justice was treated for symptoms of low blood sugar.
  • Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter

    Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:15 PM EST2018-01-19 19:15:03 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 2:54 PM EST2018-01-19 19:54:50 GMT
    Advocates for an award-winning Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. are accusing immigration officials of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident.
    Advocates for an award-winning Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. are accusing immigration officials of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident.
  • President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

    President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:14 AM EST2018-01-19 07:14:47 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-01-19 19:29:42 GMT

    On Thursday, the administration announced the creation of a new office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.

    On Thursday, the administration announced the creation of a new office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.

  • Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

    Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-01-18 17:14:17 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:56 PM EST2018-01-19 18:56:17 GMT
    State governors in the US are asking the Trump administration and Congress to provide more funding and coordination to deal with the opioid crisis.
    State governors in the US are asking the Trump administration and Congress to provide more funding and coordination to deal with the opioid crisis.
  • Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown

    Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:48 PM EST2018-01-19 18:48:28 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-01-19 18:55:09 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence set to travel to Mideast on Friday night despite a looming federal government shutdown.
    Vice President Mike Pence set to travel to Mideast on Friday night despite a looming federal government shutdown.
  • Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

    Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-01-19 18:25:44 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:35 PM EST2018-01-19 18:35:18 GMT
    The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a judge's ruling blocking the administration's decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.
    The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a judge's ruling blocking the administration's decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.
  • House blocks Democrat from seeking to impeach Trump

    House blocks Democrat from seeking to impeach Trump

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-01-19 17:35:33 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-01-19 17:48:29 GMT
    The House has voted to block a Democratic lawmaker from seeking to impeach the president.
    The House has voted to block a Democratic lawmaker from seeking to impeach the president.
  • Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

    Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:04 AM EST2018-01-18 10:04:29 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-01-19 16:59:59 GMT
    President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege in the Trump-Russia probe that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
    President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege in the Trump-Russia probe that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
  • Transcript: Trump dossier focused on "opaque" business deals

    Transcript: Trump dossier focused on "opaque" business deals

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:54 PM EST2018-01-18 21:54:40 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 11:08 AM EST2018-01-19 16:08:51 GMT
    A congressional committee has released a transcript of a private interview with the co-founder of the political opposition research firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations involving President Donald Trump's...
    A congressional committee has released a transcript of a private interview with the co-founder of the political opposition research firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations involving President Donald Trump's ties to Russia.
  • New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

    New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:26 AM EST2018-01-18 15:26:21 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-01-19 15:56:59 GMT
    Trump administration creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.
    Trump administration creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.
  • The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

    The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:34 AM EST2018-01-19 05:34:50 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 7:37 AM EST2018-01-19 12:37:12 GMT
    There's plenty that won't get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working during a shutdown until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding.
    There's plenty that won't get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working during a shutdown until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding.
  • For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

    For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-01-18 22:06:56 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 6:08 AM EST2018-01-19 11:08:32 GMT
    Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force.
    Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force.
  • Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

    Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-01-18 23:59:37 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 5:48 AM EST2018-01-19 10:48:20 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in...

    The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines.

  • Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot box

    Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot box

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:54 AM EST2018-01-19 06:54:56 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:57 AM EST2018-01-19 06:57:48 GMT
    One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew millions into the streets, the next step is the ballot box, organizers say.
    One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew millions into the streets, the next step is the ballot box, organizers say.
  • Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bid

    Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bid

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-01-19 01:14:38 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:30 AM EST2018-01-19 06:30:22 GMT
    Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship kicks off pro-Trump Senate bid in West Virginia with town hall-styled event.
    Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship kicks off pro-Trump Senate bid in West Virginia with town hall-styled event.
  • Government drops prosecution of 129 inauguration defendants

    Government drops prosecution of 129 inauguration defendants

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-01-19 00:14:43 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:29 AM EST2018-01-19 06:29:37 GMT
    The U.S. government is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration one year ago.
    The U.S. government is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration one year ago.
  • China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

    China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:43 AM EST2018-01-18 05:43:58 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:17 AM EST2018-01-19 06:17:05 GMT
    China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress over the sale of fake goods and government procurement of Chinese telecoms equipment.
    China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress over the sale of fake goods and government procurement of Chinese telecoms equipment.
  • House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

    House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-01-18 05:44:47 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:16 AM EST2018-01-19 06:16:54 GMT

    Another White House official said Wednesday that the chief of staff's suggestion that Trump's positions had evolved was inartful and maintained Trump is still committed to his immigration priorities.

    Another White House official said Wednesday that the chief of staff's suggestion that Trump's positions had evolved was inartful and maintained Trump is still committed to his immigration priorities.

  • Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

    Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-18 05:14:05 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:16 AM EST2018-01-19 06:16:42 GMT

    Trump is headed to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year.

    Trump is headed to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year.

  • Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

    Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:34 PM EST2018-01-19 03:34:40 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-01-19 05:45:44 GMT
    Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died.
    Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died.
  • EPA official speaks on risk of climate change to toxic sites

    EPA official speaks on risk of climate change to toxic sites

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-01-18 23:59:19 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-01-19 05:45:35 GMT
    A top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by...
    A top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change.
  • The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

    The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-01-18 22:54:35 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 12:38 AM EST2018-01-19 05:38:41 GMT
    During a government shutdown, there's plenty of work that won't get done should hundreds of thousands of federal employees be barred from working.
    During a government shutdown, there's plenty of work that won't get done should hundreds of thousands of federal employees be barred from working.
  • 'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

    'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-01-17 06:23:26 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-01-19 03:14:59 GMT

    Republican leaders are racing against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress.

    Republican leaders are racing against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress.

  • The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

    The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:54 AM EST2018-01-18 11:54:20 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:55 PM EST2018-01-19 02:55:51 GMT

    The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend.

    The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend.

  • Amid affair scandal, Greitens quietly unveils vague tax plan

    Amid affair scandal, Greitens quietly unveils vague tax plan

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-18 22:44:39 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:51 PM EST2018-01-19 00:51:26 GMT
    Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued a vague outline of a tax plan he'd hyped as bold days earlier, a muted rollout Democrats say proves the administration has been disrupted by his acknowledgment of an...
    Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued a vague outline of a tax plan he'd hyped as bold days earlier, a muted rollout Democrats say proves the administration has been disrupted by his acknowledgment of an affair and allegations of blackmail.
  • Sen Cardin places a hold on a nomination over TPS

    Sen Cardin places a hold on a nomination over TPS

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-18 22:44:56 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-01-19 00:27:44 GMT
    Sen Ben Cardin says he will place a hold on a diplomatic nomination until State Department provides him with documents related to the decision to terminate temporary protection for immigrants from El Salvador,...
    Sen Ben Cardin says he will place a hold on a diplomatic nomination until State Department provides him with documents related to the decision to terminate temporary protection for immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Haiti.
  • Clash with Trump casts spotlight on Kelly

    Clash with Trump casts spotlight on Kelly

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:24 PM EST2018-01-18 22:24:46 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-01-19 00:08:26 GMT
    President Donald Trump pushed back against his own chief of staff's comments that his views on a proposed border wall had "evolved," casting a spotlight on the limits of John Kelly's ability to manage the White...
    President Donald Trump pushed back against his own chief of staff's comments that his views on a proposed border wall had "evolved," casting a spotlight on the limits of John Kelly's ability to manage the White House tumult and navigate Capitol Hill.
  • Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

    Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:06 AM EST2018-01-18 16:06:44 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-01-18 23:57:38 GMT
    Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration's new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage.
    Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration's new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage.
  • Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House

    Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-01-18 21:24:24 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:57 PM EST2018-01-18 22:57:58 GMT
    Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump.
    Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • The Latest: Panel postpones interview with Trump aide Hicks

    The Latest: Panel postpones interview with Trump aide Hicks

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:34 PM EST2018-01-18 21:34:58 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:18 PM EST2018-01-18 22:18:55 GMT
    The House Intelligence Committee's private interview with President Donald Trump's longtime spokeswoman Hope Hicks has been delayed.
    The House Intelligence Committee's private interview with President Donald Trump's longtime spokeswoman Hope Hicks has been delayed.
  • Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

    Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

    Thursday, January 18 2018 3:04 PM EST2018-01-18 20:04:53 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-18 22:15:29 GMT

    Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell crops to cooperatives instead of other companies.

    Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell crops to cooperatives instead of other companies.

  • House releases bill to overhaul harassment reporting process

    House releases bill to overhaul harassment reporting process

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:04 PM EST2018-01-18 21:04:35 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-01-18 21:58:07 GMT
    House lawmakers have unveiled a bipartisan bill to overhaul how sexual harassment claims are handled on Capitol Hill.
    House lawmakers have unveiled a bipartisan bill to overhaul how sexual harassment claims are handled on Capitol Hill.
  • Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

    Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-01-17 16:14:02 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:56 PM EST2018-01-18 21:56:20 GMT
    A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'.
    A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'.
  • Illinois governor to air ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretap

    Illinois governor to air ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretap

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-01-18 16:14:21 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-01-18 21:48:28 GMT
    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will air campaign ads featuring 11 minutes of conversations between Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps.
    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will air campaign ads featuring 11 minutes of conversations between Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps.
  • Feds say man accused in Bosnian killings lied to be refugee

    Feds say man accused in Bosnian killings lied to be refugee

    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:48 PM EST2018-01-18 19:48:16 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:08 PM EST2018-01-18 21:08:34 GMT
    Federal authorities say a man suspected of killing three people while fighting in Bosnia's war lied to get into the U.S. as a refugee and has been quietly operating a trucking company in Iowa.
    Federal authorities say a man suspected of killing three people while fighting in Bosnia's war lied to get into the U.S. as a refugee and has been quietly operating a trucking company in Iowa.
  • The Latest: Trump thanks Apple CEO for plans to invest

    The Latest: Trump thanks Apple CEO for plans to invest

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:44 AM EST2018-01-18 13:44:11 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:07 PM EST2018-01-18 21:07:59 GMT
    President Donald Trump is offering enthusiastic support for a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania.
    President Donald Trump is offering enthusiastic support for a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania.
  • Senate passes bill to renew foreign surveillance program

    Senate passes bill to renew foreign surveillance program

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:04 PM EST2018-01-18 18:04:17 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-01-18 20:57:08 GMT

    The Senate is passing a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program for six years.

    The Senate is passing a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program for six years.

  • Black lawmakers, other Democrats seek censure of Trump

    Black lawmakers, other Democrats seek censure of Trump

    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:34 PM EST2018-01-18 19:34:25 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:38 PM EST2018-01-18 19:38:30 GMT
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are introducing a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for using an expletive to describe African countries.
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are introducing a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for using an expletive to describe African countries.
  • Tweak in foreign surveillance bill may not change much

    Tweak in foreign surveillance bill may not change much

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:06 PM EST2018-01-17 20:06:55 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:09 PM EST2018-01-18 18:09:02 GMT
    As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's call for the FBI to get a warrant in some cases when it digs into Americans' communications will...
    As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's call for the FBI to get a warrant in some cases when it digs into Americans' communications will amount to little more than a nuisance.
  • Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

    Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-18 06:24:44 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-01-18 17:07:09 GMT

    The fight over the fate of the "dreamers" is increasingly becoming a test of Democrats' progressive mettle, surpassing health care or taxes as the top year-two priority for the liberal base.

    The fight over the fate of the "dreamers" is increasingly becoming a test of Democrats' progressive mettle, surpassing health care or taxes as the top year-two priority for the liberal base.

  • Democrat's upset in Wisconsin race sparks hope elsewhere

    Democrat's upset in Wisconsin race sparks hope elsewhere

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-01-17 23:54:09 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:18 AM EST2018-01-18 14:18:13 GMT
    A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming...
    A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming this fall.
  • Tillerson cagey on presiding at London embassy opening

    Tillerson cagey on presiding at London embassy opening

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-01-18 05:44:27 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:56 AM EST2018-01-18 09:56:25 GMT
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cagey about whether he'll preside over the inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in London next week.
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cagey about whether he'll preside over the inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in London next week.
  • Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

    Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-18 06:24:20 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:56 AM EST2018-01-18 09:56:12 GMT
    President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege in the Trump-Russia probe that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
    President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege in the Trump-Russia probe that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
  • DOE staffer claims retaliation over photos of secret meeting

    DOE staffer claims retaliation over photos of secret meeting

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-01-17 23:54:13 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:14 AM EST2018-01-18 09:14:49 GMT
    A former photographer at the Energy Department says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and coal baron Bob Murray.
    A former photographer at the Energy Department says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and coal baron Bob Murray.
  • WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

    WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:03 AM EST2018-01-17 06:03:38 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-01-18 06:35:37 GMT

    The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump's inner circle - and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue.

    The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump's inner circle - and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue.

  • Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

    Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-01-17 21:44:03 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:18 AM EST2018-01-18 06:18:19 GMT
    Liberal activists are shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown and demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
    Liberal activists are shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown and demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
  • White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

    White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-01-18 00:23:58 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-01-18 06:15:53 GMT
    President Donald Trump's chief of staff says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign.
    President Donald Trump's chief of staff says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign.
  • Amid spat with Turkey, Tillerson denies Syria border force

    Amid spat with Turkey, Tillerson denies Syria border force

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:44 PM EST2018-01-17 20:44:25 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:08 AM EST2018-01-18 06:08:27 GMT

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence.

  • Tillerson blames North Korea for its sanctions suffering

    Tillerson blames North Korea for its sanctions suffering

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-01-17 21:43:49 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:54 AM EST2018-01-18 05:54:00 GMT
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is confident North Korea eventually will want negotiations with the United States.
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is confident North Korea eventually will want negotiations with the United States.
  • Interior official blasts resignation of parks advisory board

    Interior official blasts resignation of parks advisory board

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-01-18 00:14:32 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-01-18 05:18:41 GMT
    A U.S. Interior Department official has reacted harshly to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks.
    A U.S. Interior Department official has reacted harshly to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks.
  • The Latest: WH 'executive privilege' claims rankle some

    The Latest: WH 'executive privilege' claims rankle some

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:54 AM EST2018-01-17 15:54:09 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-18 03:07:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and senior White House aide, Rick Dearborn, are being interviewed Wednesday behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee looking into...
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and senior White House aide, Rick Dearborn, are being interviewed Wednesday behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee looking into Trump campaign contacts with Russia.
  • Bob Dole gets Congressional Gold Medal

    Bob Dole gets Congressional Gold Medal

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-01-17 17:48:07 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-01-18 01:37:36 GMT
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to receive Congress' highest civilian honor.
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to receive Congress' highest civilian honor.
  • Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying

    Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-01-17 22:03:52 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-01-18 00:19:25 GMT

    Oklahoma officials are investigating after several Republican lawmakers reported they were being followed, including one legislator who found a tracking device on his vehicle.

    Oklahoma officials are investigating after several Republican lawmakers reported they were being followed, including one legislator who found a tracking device on his vehicle.

  • Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

    Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-01-17 06:43:24 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-01-18 00:15:15 GMT

    An AP review of statements made under oath by Trump gives clues about how he might handle questions from Mueller's team of investigators.

    An AP review of statements made under oath by Trump gives clues about how he might handle questions from Mueller's team of investigators.

  • Michigan Senate spent $269K on sex harassment complaints

    Michigan Senate spent $269K on sex harassment complaints

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-17 23:08:05 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-01-18 00:04:12 GMT
    The Michigan Senate spent $269,000 to investigate and settle sexual harassment complaints against one or more senators more than a decade ago.
    The Michigan Senate spent $269,000 to investigate and settle sexual harassment complaints against one or more senators more than a decade ago.
  • Spy agencies' ombudsman: 'I blew the whistle'

    Spy agencies' ombudsman: 'I blew the whistle'

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-01-17 23:04:24 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-01-17 23:57:01 GMT
    The man who protects the rights of whistleblowers at U.S. spy agencies is disclosing why he was suspended and escorted out of his offices in late November.
    The man who protects the rights of whistleblowers at U.S. spy agencies is disclosing why he was suspended and escorted out of his offices in late November.
  • Navy ship collisions prompt rare criminal charges

    Navy ship collisions prompt rare criminal charges

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-01-17 23:13:50 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-01-17 23:56:26 GMT
    The Navy's decision to charge five officers with negligent homicide for their involvement in two fatal ship crashes marks a rare legal move that, if proven, could send them to jail for up to three years.
    The Navy's decision to charge five officers with negligent homicide for their involvement in two fatal ship crashes marks a rare legal move that, if proven, could send them to jail for up to three years.
  • Senate panel advances Trump health secretary pick

    Senate panel advances Trump health secretary pick

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:44 PM EST2018-01-17 20:44:29 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-01-17 23:24:55 GMT
    Finance Committee advances Azar nomination at HHS to full Senate for final confirmation.
    Finance Committee advances Azar nomination at HHS to full Senate for final confirmation.
  • APNewsBreak: Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations

    APNewsBreak: Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:17 PM EST2018-01-17 18:17:12 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:09 PM EST2018-01-17 22:09:31 GMT
    The chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a commission from large donations to supplement her salary in what campaign finance experts called an unusual arrangement.
    The chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a commission from large donations to supplement her salary in what campaign finance experts called an unusual arrangement.
  • The Latest: Schumer says many Dems oppose spending bill

    The Latest: Schumer says many Dems oppose spending bill

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:13 AM EST2018-01-17 16:13:57 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-01-17 22:08:54 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is pressuring Democrats to back a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown and says "cool heads hopefully will prevail.".
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is pressuring Democrats to back a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown and says "cool heads hopefully will prevail.".
  • Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

    Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:33 AM EST2018-01-17 16:33:42 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-01-17 21:46:30 GMT

    A Republican senator is denouncing President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the news media and stories he doesn't like.

    A Republican senator is denouncing President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the news media and stories he doesn't like.

  • GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

    GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-01-17 05:33:43 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-01-17 21:06:22 GMT

    Democrats accused Republicans of selective amnesia, as Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath that she "did not hear" Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries that has been criticized as racist.

    Democrats accused Republicans of selective amnesia, as Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath that she "did not hear" Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries that has been criticized as racist.

  • Justices lean toward death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

    Justices lean toward death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:56 PM EST2018-01-17 17:56:43 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-01-17 20:58:24 GMT
    The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence.
    The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence.
  • Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

    Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:13 AM EST2018-01-17 06:13:25 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:12 PM EST2018-01-17 19:12:29 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers say Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change state tax laws.
    Missouri lawmakers say Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change state tax laws.
  • Kucinich frames Ohio governor bid around 'We the People'

    Kucinich frames Ohio governor bid around 'We the People'

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-01-17 05:13:29 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:12 PM EST2018-01-17 19:12:10 GMT
    Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race.
    Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race.
  • Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

    Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-01-16 22:45:28 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:38 PM EST2018-01-17 18:38:28 GMT

    Former CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.

    Former CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.

  • Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-01-17 05:33:29 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-01-17 17:48:24 GMT

    "The president's overall health is excellent," said Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who predicted Trump would remain healthy for the duration of his presidency.

    "The president's overall health is excellent," said Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who predicted Trump would remain healthy for the duration of his presidency.

  • Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

    Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:53 AM EST2018-01-17 09:53:28 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-01-17 17:14:02 GMT
    Palestinian leader blasts Trump again over Jerusalem, saying Jerusalem decision was 'sinful'.
    Palestinian leader blasts Trump again over Jerusalem, saying Jerusalem decision was 'sinful'.
  • Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

    Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:43 PM EST2018-01-16 23:43:13 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-01-17 16:19:55 GMT

    The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year.

    The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year.

  • Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

    Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-01-16 21:13:32 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:59 AM EST2018-01-17 15:59:48 GMT

    A new report by the group Freedom House says basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like...

    A new report by the group Freedom House says basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts.

  • Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-01-13 16:01:55 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:57 AM EST2018-01-17 14:57:05 GMT
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
  • US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

    US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-01-12 22:41:26 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:46 AM EST2018-01-17 14:46:08 GMT
    Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas.
    Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas.
  • Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-01-16 21:13:29 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:44 AM EST2018-01-17 13:44:39 GMT
    A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remains distant.
    A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remains distant.
  • Netanyahu says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year

    Netanyahu says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:35 AM EST2018-01-17 08:35:02 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:17 AM EST2018-01-17 09:17:35 GMT
    Israeli PM says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year, much sooner than Trump administration estimated.
    Israeli PM says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year, much sooner than Trump administration estimated.
  • Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle

    Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:03 PM EST2018-01-17 01:03:38 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-01-17 07:05:51 GMT
    Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle.
    Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle.
  • Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

    Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-01-16 05:23:34 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:25 AM EST2018-01-17 06:25:14 GMT

    The meeting is intended to boost the campaign of "maximum pressure" that the Trump administration has championed to deprive the North of revenue for weapons development. Officials will discuss cooperation on sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons by North Korea, and diplomacy.

    The meeting is intended to boost the campaign of "maximum pressure" that the Trump administration has championed to deprive the North of revenue for weapons development. Officials will discuss cooperation on sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons by North Korea, and diplomacy.

  • Missouri governor says affair won't deter him from work

    Missouri governor says affair won't deter him from work

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-01-16 20:13:35 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-01-17 06:05:44 GMT
    An attorney who works in the office of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reached out to a suburban St. Louis attorney on a fact-finding mission hours before news of the governor's extramarital affair broke.
    An attorney who works in the office of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reached out to a suburban St. Louis attorney on a fact-finding mission hours before news of the governor's extramarital affair broke.
  • House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-01-16 05:33:23 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:54 AM EST2018-01-17 05:54:47 GMT

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

    The testimony comes just one week after a very public excommunication from Trump's closest confines following the publication of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

  • Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:43 AM EST2018-01-16 12:43:32 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-01-17 05:37:52 GMT

    The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday.

    The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday.

  • Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

    Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:43 AM EST2018-01-16 05:43:27 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-01-17 05:25:06 GMT

    Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. 

    Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. 

  • Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

    Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-01-16 05:46:23 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:33 PM EST2018-01-17 04:33:51 GMT
    An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.
    An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.
  • Wall Street executive replaces Christie, targets Trump

    Wall Street executive replaces Christie, targets Trump

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-01-16 15:37:32 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:25 PM EST2018-01-17 04:25:19 GMT
    New Jersey's next governor tweeted out morning wishes to the state.
    New Jersey's next governor tweeted out morning wishes to the state.
  • The Latest: Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

    The Latest: Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-01-16 21:13:25 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:05 PM EST2018-01-17 04:05:59 GMT

    President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening.

    President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening.

  • The Latest: GOP lacking votes to keep government open

    The Latest: GOP lacking votes to keep government open

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:33 PM EST2018-01-16 23:33:41 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-01-17 03:35:28 GMT
    House GOP leaders are looking to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes as sweeteners for a stopgap spending bill that's needed to avert a...
    House GOP leaders are looking to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes as sweeteners for a stopgap spending bill that's needed to avert a government shutdown this weekend.
  • The Latest: Tillerson says US seeks diplomacy with NKorea

    The Latest: Tillerson says US seeks diplomacy with NKorea

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:36 PM EST2018-01-16 17:36:11 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-17 03:05:42 GMT
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise...
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy.
  • US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

    US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:33 PM EST2018-01-16 19:33:07 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-17 02:23:38 GMT
    A U.S. official says the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars in funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, slashing this year's first contribution by more than half.
    A U.S. official says the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars in funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, slashing this year's first contribution by more than half.
  • The Latest: Homeland secretary unclear on Trump vulgarity

    The Latest: Homeland secretary unclear on Trump vulgarity

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:33 AM EST2018-01-16 14:33:39 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-17 02:23:34 GMT
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump is "not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system," as the fall-out continues from Trump's reported use of a vulgarity to...
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump is "not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system," as the fall-out continues from Trump's reported use of a vulgarity to describe some African countries.
  • Richardson seeks to resolve Myanmar crisis, free journalists

    Richardson seeks to resolve Myanmar crisis, free journalists

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:03 PM EST2018-01-16 20:03:07 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:54 PM EST2018-01-17 00:54:16 GMT
    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he hopes two Reuters journalists will be freed in conjunction with next week's visit by an international advisory panel seeking to resolve the crisis in Myanmar.
    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he hopes two Reuters journalists will be freed in conjunction with next week's visit by an international advisory panel seeking to resolve the crisis in Myanmar.
  • Justice Dept backs archdiocese in Christmas transit ad fight

    Justice Dept backs archdiocese in Christmas transit ad fight

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:26 PM EST2018-01-16 22:26:54 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-01-16 23:45:47 GMT
    The Justice Department is supporting the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight against D.C.'s subway system, which rejected an ad for the organization's Christmas fundraising effort.
    The Justice Department is supporting the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight against D.C.'s subway system, which rejected an ad for the organization's Christmas fundraising effort.
  • Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

    Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-16 20:43:26 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:34 PM EST2018-01-16 23:34:10 GMT
    Watchdog group finds foreign governments, political campaign among big spenders at Trump properties in 2017.
    Watchdog group finds foreign governments, political campaign among big spenders at Trump properties in 2017.
  • Weekend derailment is latest black eye for DC subway system

    Weekend derailment is latest black eye for DC subway system

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:14 PM EST2018-01-16 20:14:42 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-16 23:25:06 GMT
    A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate.
    A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate.
  • Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

    Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-01-16 22:03:15 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:53 PM EST2018-01-16 22:53:15 GMT
    Chelsea Manning's intention to run for U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary.
    Chelsea Manning's intention to run for U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary.
  • Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken's seat

    Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken's seat

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:53 PM EST2018-01-16 19:53:55 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-16 21:36:08 GMT
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken.
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken.
  • US agency to work with states to ensure proper safety alerts

    US agency to work with states to ensure proper safety alerts

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:33 PM EST2018-01-16 21:33:17 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-16 21:36:06 GMT
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the agency will be working with states to ensure they follow proper protocols when issuing safety alerts and can quickly retract incorrect alerts, like Hawaii's...
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the agency will be working with states to ensure they follow proper protocols when issuing safety alerts and can quickly retract incorrect alerts, like Hawaii's warning of a ballistic missile.
  • Supreme Court won't take case of ex-NY assembly speaker

    Supreme Court won't take case of ex-NY assembly speaker

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:43 AM EST2018-01-16 14:43:39 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-16 20:56:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
    The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
  • Trump, Kazakh president discuss North Korea nuclear threat

    Trump, Kazakh president discuss North Korea nuclear threat

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:33 PM EST2018-01-16 17:33:03 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:17 PM EST2018-01-16 20:17:57 GMT
    President Donald Trump has welcomed Kazakhstan's president to the White House.
    President Donald Trump has welcomed Kazakhstan's president to the White House.
  • Trump talks North Korea, trade with Chinese President Xi

    Trump talks North Korea, trade with Chinese President Xi

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:53 AM EST2018-01-16 16:53:01 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-01-16 19:58:32 GMT
    The White House says President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are hopeful that talks between North Korea and South Korea "might prompt a change in North Korea's destructive behavior.".
    The White House says President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are hopeful that talks between North Korea and South Korea "might prompt a change in North Korea's destructive behavior.".
  • Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

    Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:41 AM EST2018-01-11 05:41:41 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:56 PM EST2018-01-16 19:56:17 GMT
    Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect.
    Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect.
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Florida judge

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Florida judge

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:04 AM EST2018-01-16 15:04:19 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:18 AM EST2018-01-16 16:18:02 GMT
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place the suspension of a Florida judge for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her campaign in 2014.
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place the suspension of a Florida judge for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her campaign in 2014.
  • MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

    MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:33 PM EST2018-01-15 17:33:07 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-01-16 14:37:33 GMT
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out Trump for comments on immigrants.
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out Trump for comments on immigrants.
  • Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody

    Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:32 AM EST2018-01-15 13:32:57 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:27 AM EST2018-01-16 14:27:19 GMT
    A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure.
    A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure.
  • Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

    Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

    Sunday, January 14 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-15 00:32:40 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:08 AM EST2018-01-16 11:08:02 GMT
    Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries are backtracking.
    Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries are backtracking.
  • Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

    Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

    Monday, January 15 2018 1:22 AM EST2018-01-15 06:22:50 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:55 AM EST2018-01-16 05:55:19 GMT

    Trump has defended himself against accusations of being a racist on numerous occasions, including during his insistence that President Barack Obama was not American-born and after he opened his presidential campaign in 2015 by describing Mexicans as rapists and drug peddlers.

    Trump has defended himself against accusations of being a racist on numerous occasions, including during his insistence that President Barack Obama was not American-born and after he opened his presidential campaign in 2015 by describing Mexicans as rapists and drug peddlers.

  • US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

    US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

    Monday, January 15 2018 1:13 AM EST2018-01-15 06:13:17 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-01-16 05:36:51 GMT
    U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the...
    U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization.
  • Trump disputes newspaper quote attributed to him on NKorea

    Trump disputes newspaper quote attributed to him on NKorea

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:02 AM EST2018-01-14 14:02:34 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-01-16 04:55:57 GMT
    President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader. (Source: Twitter @realDonaldTrump)President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader. (Source: Twitter @realDonaldTrump)

    President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader.

    President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader.

  • The Latest: Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

    The Latest: Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

    Monday, January 15 2018 4:33 PM EST2018-01-15 21:33:10 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-01-16 03:45:01 GMT
    President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House.
    President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House.
  • Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives

    Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-10 22:30:16 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 10:23 PM EST2018-01-16 03:23:46 GMT
    The head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for roll backs of key environmental and mine safety regulations.
    The head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for roll backs of key environmental and mine safety regulations.
  • Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor

    Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor

    Saturday, January 13 2018 1:02 AM EST2018-01-13 06:02:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-16 00:55:32 GMT
    President Donald Trump's White House doctor is declaring him in 'excellent health' after his first medical checkup as president.
    President Donald Trump's White House doctor is declaring him in 'excellent health' after his first medical checkup as president.
  • Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

    Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

    Monday, January 15 2018 1:33 PM EST2018-01-15 18:33:06 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-01-16 00:44:01 GMT
    President Donald Trump marks first King holiday in office out of sight and buffeted by claims he used a vulgarity to describe African countries.
    President Donald Trump marks first King holiday in office out of sight and buffeted by claims he used a vulgarity to describe African countries.
  • Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

    Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

    Sunday, January 14 2018 1:02 AM EST2018-01-14 06:02:20 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 12:15 PM EST2018-01-15 17:15:05 GMT
    Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack.
    Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack.
  • Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

    Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:42 AM EST2018-01-14 15:42:27 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 11:35 AM EST2018-01-15 16:35:11 GMT
    Chris Kennedy has made gun violence a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor.
    Chris Kennedy has made gun violence a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor.
  • Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

    Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:32 PM EST2018-01-14 17:32:29 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 11:35 AM EST2018-01-15 16:35:07 GMT
    Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.
    Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.
  • Trump congratulates new leaders of Virginia, New Jersey

    Trump congratulates new leaders of Virginia, New Jersey

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:22 PM EST2018-01-14 23:22:37 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 7:24 AM EST2018-01-15 12:24:45 GMT
    Trump offers congratulations to new leaders of Virginia and New Jersey.
    Trump offers congratulations to new leaders of Virginia and New Jersey.
  • APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

    APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

    Sunday, January 14 2018 1:52 PM EST2018-01-14 18:52:29 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 1:25 AM EST2018-01-15 06:25:38 GMT
    U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the...
    U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization.
  • Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

    Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:32 AM EST2018-01-14 14:32:23 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-15 06:24:30 GMT

    President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead.".

    President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead.".

  • Man files complaint, says ex-Gov. Spitzer threatened him

    Man files complaint, says ex-Gov. Spitzer threatened him

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-01-14 21:12:53 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 1:18 AM EST2018-01-15 06:18:35 GMT
    Detectives are looking into a man's claim that disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer threatened to stab him during an irate interaction in a restaurant.
    Detectives are looking into a man's claim that disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer threatened to stab him during an irate interaction in a restaurant.
  • Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

    Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

    Saturday, January 13 2018 8:31 AM EST2018-01-13 13:31:57 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 12:35 AM EST2018-01-15 05:35:34 GMT
    With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.
    With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.
  • Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

    Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

    Sunday, January 14 2018 8:22 AM EST2018-01-14 13:22:26 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 12:34 AM EST2018-01-15 05:34:00 GMT

    Americans say they are increasingly confused and concerned about who can be trusted to tell them the truth about what's happening in Washington these days.

    Americans say they are increasingly confused and concerned about who can be trusted to tell them the truth about what's happening in Washington these days.

  • The Latest: Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'

    The Latest: Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:02 AM EST2018-01-14 16:02:46 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:03 PM EST2018-01-15 04:03:10 GMT
    A Republican senator says President Donald Trump did not use a vulgar term in referring to African countries during a closed-door meeting on immigration that he and five other senators attended last week.
    A Republican senator says President Donald Trump did not use a vulgar term in referring to African countries during a closed-door meeting on immigration that he and five other senators attended last week.
  • Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

    Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

    Saturday, January 13 2018 9:41 AM EST2018-01-13 14:41:50 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-01-14 22:54:21 GMT
    Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about immigration have worsened the divide among evangelicals about his presidency.
    Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about immigration have worsened the divide among evangelicals about his presidency.
  • Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

    Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:22 AM EST2018-01-14 05:22:18 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-01-14 21:03:50 GMT
    Critics of a plan to make nuclear conflict less likely by developing new nuclear weapons say the actual outcome of such an approach will be just the opposite.
    Critics of a plan to make nuclear conflict less likely by developing new nuclear weapons say the actual outcome of such an approach will be just the opposite.
  • World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

    World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

    Saturday, January 13 2018 9:41 AM EST2018-01-13 14:41:55 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-01-14 20:36:25 GMT
    President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of it.
    President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of it.
  • Trump comments highlight racial impact of migration platform

    Trump comments highlight racial impact of migration platform

    Saturday, January 13 2018 1:51 AM EST2018-01-13 06:51:38 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:44 PM EST2018-01-14 19:44:27 GMT
    President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term describing African countries has left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups in the U.S. scrambling to distance themselves from him.
    President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term describing African countries has left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups in the U.S. scrambling to distance themselves from him.
  • Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

    Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:22 AM EST2018-01-14 14:22:24 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-01-14 17:27:06 GMT

    Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

    Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

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