Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats 2017-12-11T07:44:01Z 2017-12-11T06:12:49Z 2017-12-11T07:43:59Z Republican Eric Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and promoting them on Facebook.
Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race 2017-12-11T07:43:56Z 2017-12-10T16:42:28Z 2017-12-11T07:43:56Z Roy Moore's chief strategist is tying the Republican Senate candidate to President Donald Trump's star in Alabama.
After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions 2017-12-11T07:33:36Z 2017-12-10T21:02:36Z 2017-12-11T07:33:33Z Wounded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teens, Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore has largely disappeared from the traditional campaign trail in the race for U.S. Senate, relying on surrogates and social media. Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections 2017-12-11T07:33:17Z 2017-12-10T22:32:43Z 2017-12-11T07:33:13Z President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America.".
Success, then suppression for Ukraine anti-corruption agency 2017-12-11T07:25:12Z 2017-12-11T06:32:52Z 2017-12-11T07:25:12Z Ukraine's anti-corruption agency that was seen of symbol of reform comes under pressure from Ukrainian authorities.
US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science 2017-12-11T07:25:06Z 2017-12-10T14:02:55Z 2017-12-11T07:25:06Z A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the Hiroshima atomic bombing.
Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore 2017-12-11T07:04:50Z 2017-12-10T08:42:23Z 2017-12-11T07:04:43Z Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception. Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard 2017-12-11T07:04:03Z 2017-12-10T17:32:46Z 2017-12-11T07:03:58Z The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99 2017-12-11T07:03:46Z 2017-12-11T01:42:41Z 2017-12-11T07:03:43Z Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing journalist and the first full-time African-American reporter at The Washington Post, has died at the age of 99. A look at what didn't happen in the Alabama Senate race 2017-12-11T07:03:44Z 2017-12-10T23:02:39Z 2017-12-11T07:03:41Z A look at what didn't happen this week in Alabama's high-profile Senate race. Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham 2017-12-11T07:03:41Z 2017-12-10T16:52:28Z 2017-12-11T07:03:38Z The White House says President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham are discussing tax legislation and upcoming budget talks during a golf game at one of Trump's Florida clubs.
Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes 2017-12-11T05:55:30Z 2017-12-10T17:02:40Z 2017-12-11T05:55:30Z Trump draws protests as he honors civil rights heroes, his commitment to their legacy at issue.
A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve 2017-12-11T05:34:29Z 2017-12-07T08:40:39Z 2017-12-11T05:34:23Z AP Exclusive: People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving.
Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test 2017-12-11T05:34:19Z 2017-12-07T09:00:45Z 2017-12-11T05:34:13Z U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer.
10 Things to Know for Monday 2017-12-11T04:14:51Z 2017-12-11T01:42:44Z 2017-12-11T04:13:32Z Among 10 Things to Know: Who lays low in Alabama election run; Where sexual harassment comes with the job. Ridge expects to leave Texas medical center before Christmas 2017-12-11T01:32:59Z 2017-12-10T19:32:33Z 2017-12-11T01:32:56Z Spokesman: Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave Texas medical facility in time to be home for Christmas in Maryland.
The Latest: Trump robocall urges voters to back Moore 2017-12-11T01:15:23Z 2017-12-10T22:23:41Z 2017-12-11T01:15:05Z Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones says Tuesday's election against Republican Roy Moore will send a message far beyond Alabama's borders.
Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill 2017-12-10T22:14:37Z 2017-12-07T08:50:49Z 2017-12-10T22:13:22Z Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown.
Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child 2017-12-10T19:32:54Z 2017-12-09T08:31:51Z 2017-12-10T19:32:50Z Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child. EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth 2017-12-10T19:06:02Z 2017-12-07T18:41:09Z 2017-12-10T19:06:01Z Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored industries. Media fight Kushners for names of partners in Md. buildings 2017-12-10T18:22:55Z 2017-12-08T23:31:34Z 2017-12-10T18:22:52Z News outlets including The Associated Press are filing a motion in federal court arguing a document that reveals the names of investors in Kushner Cos. properties should be unsealed and available to the media. Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous 2017-12-10T17:26:26Z 2017-12-09T22:32:04Z 2017-12-10T17:26:16Z The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world.
2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill 2017-12-10T17:12:46Z 2017-12-09T08:41:41Z 2017-12-10T17:12:43Z Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress.
Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record 2017-12-10T16:55:04Z 2017-12-09T08:11:40Z 2017-12-10T16:55:04Z President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show.
The Latest: Bands play for Jones's get out the vote push 2017-12-10T16:43:05Z 2017-12-09T21:52:05Z 2017-12-10T16:43:00Z Jones hits GOTV events ahead of Tuesday vote.
Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama 2017-12-10T15:35:17Z 2017-12-09T20:32:05Z 2017-12-10T15:34:18Z Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore.
Saakashvili supporters demand Ukraine's leader be impeached 2017-12-10T14:35:14Z 2017-12-10T11:52:23Z 2017-12-10T14:34:39Z Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are rallying in the Ukrainian capital to demand his release from jail. Conyers' House seat to remain vacant for nearly a year 2017-12-10T13:17:09Z 2017-12-08T18:33:38Z 2017-12-10T13:17:05Z The son of a former Detroit mayor plans to run for the 13th Congressional District seat vacated by John Conyers following of allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching.
2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run 2017-12-10T13:17:05Z 2017-12-08T06:12:00Z 2017-12-10T13:17:02Z Sen. Al Franken's resignation will open up a prized Senate seat for a temporary successor and a 2018 election.
New documents show prosecutors tracking Manafort's edits 2017-12-10T13:16:11Z 2017-12-09T08:31:47Z 2017-12-10T13:15:50Z New documents show President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was heavily involved in drafting an op-ed defending his work in Ukraine.
The Latest: Mississippi flag protested at museum opening 2017-12-10T11:54:22Z 2017-12-09T17:12:09Z 2017-12-10T11:53:11Z President Donald Trump has arrived in Mississippi to help open a museum dedicated to the state's role in the civil rights movement. German intel chief: Islamic radical numbers are growing 2017-12-10T11:15:38Z 2017-12-10T11:12:23Z 2017-12-10T11:14:35Z The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic radicals is growing and that they're becoming increasingly difficult to keep under surveillance as recruiting efforts move underground. Trump demands, gets apology from Washington Post reporter 2017-12-10T03:15:51Z 2017-12-09T23:32:05Z 2017-12-10T03:15:11Z President Donald Trump demanded and has received an apology from a Washington Post reporter who posted photos of Trump's Florida rally on Friday.
Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line 2017-12-09T20:03:35Z 2017-12-09T08:21:47Z 2017-12-09T20:03:32Z President Donald Trump is warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win a hard-fought Alabama Senate campaign. Email sent to Trumps included public WikiLeaks information 2017-12-09T17:15:09Z 2017-12-08T20:11:42Z 2017-12-09T17:14:17Z An email sent to President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had made public a day earlier. US gently urges Saudi Arabia to be more 'measured' overseas 2017-12-09T16:15:57Z 2017-12-08T14:21:49Z 2017-12-09T16:14:19Z U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Saudi Arabia to be more "measured" in its military intervention in war-ravaged Yemen.
Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips 2017-12-09T15:35:32Z 2017-12-08T19:41:31Z 2017-12-09T15:34:39Z Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence.
Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit 2017-12-09T14:44:21Z 2017-12-08T22:51:33Z 2017-12-09T14:44:12Z Shocking week that saw three members of Congress quit amid sexual harassment accusations could give Dems a political weapon in 2018.
Jailed Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president's impeachment 2017-12-09T14:43:50Z 2017-12-09T08:21:56Z 2017-12-09T14:43:47Z From his jail cell in Ukraine's capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike. CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and WikiLeaks tip 2017-12-09T14:04:28Z 2017-12-08T22:11:32Z 2017-12-09T14:04:16Z CNN issues a correction to its report about an email tipping off the Trump campaign to Wikileaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton.
The Latest: Trump says his agenda 'cannot afford' Moore loss 2017-12-09T13:43:47Z 2017-12-08T19:03:40Z 2017-12-09T13:43:44Z President Donald Trump is touting statistics showing declining rates of illegal immigration to the US, saying "the numbers have been so incredible.". Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama 2017-12-09T11:03:59Z 2017-12-08T16:04:18Z 2017-12-09T11:03:57Z President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate. Ford won't contribute to MSNBC until resolving allegations 2017-12-09T10:52:21Z 2017-12-08T12:42:39Z 2017-12-09T10:52:15Z Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. and MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' say he will not be a contributor on the show until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved. Deputy national security adviser to leave White House 2017-12-09T10:34:48Z 2017-12-08T19:03:50Z 2017-12-09T10:33:22Z Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will be leaving the Trump administration early next year. New rule coming for US names mentioned in spy reports 2017-12-09T08:36:05Z 2017-12-08T21:01:34Z 2017-12-09T08:36:05Z The national intelligence director is developing a stricter policy for revealing the identities of Americans named in classified reports. Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest 2017-12-09T08:35:51Z 2017-12-08T20:41:27Z 2017-12-09T08:34:28Z Special counsel Robert Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, copied 36 electronic devices and 2,000 "hot" documents in the government's case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.
Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child 2017-12-09T08:24:00Z 2017-12-08T08:41:43Z 2017-12-09T08:23:59Z Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.
The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM 2017-12-09T04:12:03Z 2017-12-08T13:31:12Z 2017-12-09T04:12:02Z Poland's parliament has passed a bill that will change how the country's Supreme Court functions, a step critics see as an erosion of judicial independence under the populist Law and Justice party.
George P Bush draws unlikely GOP challenge from predecessor 2017-12-09T03:55:09Z 2017-12-08T19:41:25Z 2017-12-09T03:55:09Z Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is running again for his old office against his successor and fellow Republican George P. Bush.
Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on US monuments 2017-12-09T03:52:27Z 2017-12-08T20:41:33Z 2017-12-09T03:52:24Z Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a political battle over President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. Trump says fines for Wells Fargo will not be dropped 2017-12-09T00:42:23Z 2017-12-08T16:31:19Z 2017-12-09T00:42:22Z President Donald Trump says on Twitter that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo "will not be dropped" and is warning that they could be "substantially increased.". Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili 2017-12-09T00:34:48Z 2017-12-08T21:31:39Z 2017-12-09T00:33:31Z Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested.
The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child 2017-12-09T00:21:56Z 2017-12-08T18:01:56Z 2017-12-09T00:21:55Z Arizona officials are trying to figure out when to hold special elections to pick a midterm replacement for Republican Rep. Trent Franks.
The Latest: Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed 2017-12-08T23:15:40Z 2017-12-08T22:43:18Z 2017-12-08T23:14:26Z New documents show President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was heavily involved in drafting an op-ed defending his work in Ukraine. Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown 2017-12-08T23:06:32Z 2017-12-08T17:01:28Z 2017-12-08T23:06:30Z President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.
2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill 2017-12-08T22:05:34Z 2017-12-08T21:11:32Z 2017-12-08T22:05:28Z Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress.
State Dept says Trump travel ban fully implemented 2017-12-08T21:16:06Z 2017-12-08T16:21:27Z 2017-12-08T21:15:54Z The State Department says President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six mainly Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela is now fully operational.
Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU 2017-12-08T21:14:11Z 2017-12-08T09:41:20Z 2017-12-08T21:14:11Z Poland's outgoing prime minister says she will hold a job in the new government that is to be led by current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. US foresaw a costly victory in war with NKorea _ in 1994 2017-12-08T21:05:17Z 2017-12-08T14:33:42Z 2017-12-08T21:05:15Z In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago _ years before the authoritarian nation was close to having an atomic weapon that threatens America _ Washington was planning for war. House Democrats want financial records tied to Russia probe 2017-12-08T20:44:49Z 2017-12-08T18:22:52Z 2017-12-08T20:44:08Z Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pressing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to turn over records detailing any financial ties between President Donald Trump, his family and associates and Russian interests.
With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event 2017-12-08T20:36:28Z 2017-12-08T10:41:09Z 2017-12-08T20:35:59Z Many in Mississippi's African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum, but will skip the museum's Saturday opening because President Donald Trump is coming.
Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics 2017-12-08T20:14:37Z 2017-12-08T08:41:38Z 2017-12-08T20:13:01Z Like President Trump, Roy Moore is breaking all the rules of modern-day politics in turbulent Senate campaign.
The Latest: Dayton pressured on Franken appointment 2017-12-08T19:54:31Z 2017-12-08T16:41:18Z 2017-12-08T19:53:37Z Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he's considering running for Sen. Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat. Dems prepare to curtail superdelegates ahead of 2020 2017-12-08T19:43:11Z 2017-12-08T17:51:52Z 2017-12-08T19:43:03Z Democrats are trying to settle their fight over superdelegates with a compromise that's been brewing since the contentious presidential nominating fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. North Dakota lawmakers sue Gov. Doug Burgum over vetoes 2017-12-08T18:35:01Z 2017-12-08T16:41:23Z 2017-12-08T18:35:01Z The North Dakota Legislature has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Doug Burgum's veto powers. House ethics panel: Nunes didn't leak classified information 2017-12-08T18:08:03Z 2017-12-08T00:31:35Z 2017-12-08T18:07:57Z The House Ethics Committee has cleared the chairman of the House intelligence committee on a complaint that he may have leaked classified information. Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Farenthold story 2017-12-08T16:35:21Z 2017-12-08T00:11:43Z 2017-12-08T16:35:13Z The House Ethics Committee says it has unanimously voted to establish an investigative panel to examine sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas.
Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas 2017-12-08T16:23:56Z 2017-12-08T08:42:04Z 2017-12-08T16:23:53Z The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas.
Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed 2017-12-08T16:23:26Z 2017-12-07T22:50:48Z 2017-12-08T16:23:25Z President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying that he violated a judge's order through his involvement in an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in Ukraine. DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees 2017-12-08T16:21:48Z 2017-12-07T23:12:09Z 2017-12-08T16:21:41Z The Transportation Department is dropping an Obama administration proposal that would have required that airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later. Sen. Collins may change vote if GOP reneges on her changes 2017-12-08T14:57:38Z 2017-12-08T13:51:11Z 2017-12-08T14:57:35Z Portland police say they've arrested nine protesters who gathered in Sen. Susan Collins' office to oppose a bill to overhaul the federal tax code.
Trump celebrates Hanukkah, Jerusalem at White House 2017-12-08T14:03:51Z 2017-12-08T03:01:02Z 2017-12-08T14:03:43Z President Donald Trump is celebrating an "especially special" Hanukkah at the White House a day after declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital and setting off criticism and clashes.
Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut 2017-12-08T13:31:34Z 2017-12-07T21:21:01Z 2017-12-08T13:31:33Z Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks.
Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicaid 2017-12-08T11:34:40Z 2017-12-07T18:51:04Z 2017-12-08T11:34:04Z Attorneys for a politically connected Florida eye doctor convicted of a $100 million Medicare fraud argue that the government's loss was significantly less. The Latest: Ariz. Rep. Franks resigns before Ethics probe 2017-12-08T09:15:22Z 2017-12-08T00:31:50Z 2017-12-08T09:15:15Z Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation 2017-12-08T08:44:57Z 2017-12-08T00:11:28Z 2017-12-08T08:44:54Z Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. Franken's exit hands Dems another 2018 electoral headache 2017-12-08T06:35:14Z 2017-12-07T15:30:54Z 2017-12-08T06:34:53Z U.S. Sen. Al Franken's potential resignation is setting off a rush to find a possible replacement.
Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump 2017-12-08T06:14:08Z 2017-12-07T09:01:23Z 2017-12-08T06:14:08Z Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appears on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.
10 Things to Know for Friday 2017-12-08T05:31:37Z 2017-12-08T00:33:10Z 2017-12-08T05:31:37Z Among 10 Things to Know: Minnesota's Al Franken to quit Senate; House, Senate pass stopgap spending bill; unrest follows US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The Latest: Franken steps down, takes shot at Trump 2017-12-08T05:31:30Z 2017-12-07T14:40:49Z 2017-12-08T05:31:25Z A majority of the Senate's Democrats are calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to quit after another woman accused him of forcibly trying to kiss her. AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea 2017-12-08T03:12:15Z 2017-12-07T14:20:48Z 2017-12-08T03:12:14Z Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump.
The Latest: Senate approves bill to avert shutdown 2017-12-08T02:33:55Z 2017-12-07T16:31:06Z 2017-12-08T02:32:42Z The drama over whether the House will pass legislation preventing a weekend partial government shutdown is essentially over.
Longtime Washington state medical marijuana activist dies 2017-12-08T02:24:36Z 2017-12-08T02:21:13Z 2017-12-08T02:24:33Z JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state, has died at age 74.
FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks 2017-12-08T01:51:36Z 2017-12-07T08:50:44Z 2017-12-08T01:51:29Z FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency. Interior delays Obama-era regulation on methane emissions 2017-12-08T01:31:26Z 2017-12-07T21:41:46Z 2017-12-08T01:31:26Z The Interior Department is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. First lady wishes to spend holiday on deserted island 2017-12-08T00:45:30Z 2017-12-07T22:20:47Z 2017-12-08T00:45:24Z If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she'd take her family to a deserted island.
The Latest: Somalia calls Trump Jerusalem move 'dangerous' 2017-12-08T00:44:34Z 2017-12-07T07:40:37Z 2017-12-08T00:44:34Z The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan accuses Trump of throwing Mideast into 'ring of fire' by his Jerusalem recognition. AP sources: Conservative Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning 2017-12-07T23:31:21Z 2017-12-07T22:51:16Z 2017-12-07T23:31:16Z Two Republican consultants say Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress.
Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate 2017-12-07T23:14:47Z 2017-12-07T19:21:04Z 2017-12-07T23:13:51Z The White House says it believes President Donald Trump's eldest son had a "legitimate reason" in citing attorney-client privilege to avoid answering questions to Congress about conversations with his father.
Alabama irony: Democrats are the elephants in the room 2017-12-07T22:54:30Z 2017-12-07T21:20:56Z 2017-12-07T22:53:58Z In the Alabama Senate race, national Democrats and the liberal grassroots are treading lightly, trying not to sink Doug Jones' upset bid against Republican Roy Moore. EPA to hold more hearings on planned Clean Power Plan repeal 2017-12-07T22:42:49Z 2017-12-06T22:02:44Z 2017-12-07T22:42:48Z The Trump administration says it will hold three additional public hearings on its intention to nullify an Obama-era plan to ratchet down planet-warming carbon emissions.
Trump signs proclamation for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017-12-07T21:54:05Z 2017-12-07T20:11:23Z 2017-12-07T21:53:01Z President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday to be National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Trump signed the proclamation at a White House ceremony attended by six veterans of the attack. Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016 2017-12-07T21:53:55Z 2017-12-06T22:21:52Z 2017-12-07T21:52:46Z Gov't report: US health care spending reached $3.3T last year, averaging nearly $10,350 per person. White House: Trump's throat 'was dry' 2017-12-07T21:44:05Z 2017-12-07T19:41:23Z 2017-12-07T21:44:06Z The White House says the president's throat was merely dry when he seemed to slur his words. New Jersey eyes cutting in horse tracks on internet gambling 2017-12-07T21:42:13Z 2017-12-07T05:10:43Z 2017-12-07T21:42:08Z New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state's horse racing tracks a piece of the action on internet gambling.
The Latest: White House 'looks forward' to Winter Olympics 2017-12-07T21:36:04Z 2017-12-07T19:30:53Z 2017-12-07T21:36:02Z The White House spokeswoman says "no official decision has been made" about whether the U.S. will participate in the Olympic games set to take place next year in South Korea.
European lawmakers slam FIFA, IOC for leadership issues 2017-12-07T20:16:29Z 2017-12-07T19:20:59Z 2017-12-07T20:16:28Z Global sports bodies FIFA and the IOC have failed to show strong leadership after corruption and doping scandals, according to a European lawmakers group. The Latest: Cotton suggests China a hindrance on North Korea 2017-12-07T20:03:36Z 2017-12-07T14:30:48Z 2017-12-07T20:03:30Z Sen. Tom Cotton says a repeal of the requirement that people get health insurance will be part of any tax bill passed by Congress.
The Latest: Sanders says no discrepancy between Trump, Wray 2017-12-07T20:03:32Z 2017-12-07T15:40:50Z 2017-12-07T20:03:26Z FBI Director Chris Wray is defending his law enforcement agency amid persistent criticism from President Donald Trump. Pantone picks deep purple 'Ultra Violet' as color of year 2017-12-07T19:21:37Z 2017-12-07T11:20:49Z 2017-12-07T19:21:31Z Look for it in the purple rain: Pantone picks deep 'Ultra Violet' as color of the year. On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home 2017-12-07T19:12:57Z 2017-12-07T09:10:57Z 2017-12-07T19:12:51Z Trump sees decision on Jerusalem as important way to make good on a promise to his political base. Liberia court says presidential runoff vote can go ahead 2017-12-07T19:11:50Z 2017-12-07T18:20:52Z 2017-12-07T19:11:43Z Liberia court clears the way for presidential runoff vote to go forward after fraud challenge.
Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties 2017-12-07T18:42:59Z 2017-12-07T10:40:44Z 2017-12-07T18:42:56Z U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister.
Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees 2017-12-07T18:34:54Z 2017-12-05T15:19:49Z 2017-12-07T18:34:46Z Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees.
Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis 2017-12-07T18:02:19Z 2017-12-07T17:50:58Z 2017-12-07T18:02:17Z The administration of President Donald Trump is certifying Honduras' progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption even as the country struggles with a deepening electoral crisis.
Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not prosecuted in domestic abuse case 2017-12-07T17:02:36Z 2017-12-07T17:00:55Z 2017-12-07T17:02:29Z The son of former Democratic congressman John Conyers was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in Los Angeles, but prosecutors declined to bring charges in the case.
Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul 2017-12-07T16:31:26Z 2017-12-06T08:20:04Z 2017-12-07T16:31:21Z Some GOP lawmakers are offering brutal assessments about parts of their massive tax packages, even as the legislation speeds toward approval in the Republican-controlled Congress. Pipeline agency at full strength as energy decision looms 2017-12-07T16:12:37Z 2017-12-07T16:10:48Z 2017-12-07T16:12:32Z President Donald Trump's choice to lead the federal agency that oversees the nation's power grid and natural gas pipelines has been sworn in to office. Trump to discuss renewable fuel standard with senators 2017-12-07T14:52:50Z 2017-12-07T14:40:59Z 2017-12-07T14:52:41Z The White House says President Donald Trump plans to discuss the renewable fuel standard with Republican senators.
Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not 2017-12-07T14:32:11Z 2017-12-07T13:22:17Z 2017-12-07T14:32:08Z The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president has not decided yet whether to run for office next year as an independent candidate or secure support of the ruling party.
Lawmaker says she accidentally brought gun to Denver airport 2017-12-07T14:22:38Z 2017-12-06T20:55:20Z 2017-12-07T14:22:24Z Police say the gun that a Colorado state lawmaker brought to Denver International Airport was loaded with four rounds in its magazine. Millions in Nepal vote for provincial, national assemblies 2017-12-07T14:11:59Z 2017-12-07T03:40:29Z 2017-12-07T14:11:53Z Millions of people in Nepal are voting in the final phase of elections for members of the national and provincial assemblies. Obama talks at climate change summit as mayors sign charter 2017-12-07T10:51:50Z 2017-12-05T06:29:25Z 2017-12-07T10:51:43Z Former President Barack Obama is expected to address a gathering of mayors from around the globe convening in Chicago to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Patagonia joins lawsuits challenging Trump's monument plans 2017-12-07T09:14:28Z 2017-12-06T09:02:53Z 2017-12-07T09:14:21Z More lawsuits are expected Wednesday over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments.
Jones seeking support of women in Alabama Senate race 2017-12-07T09:13:18Z 2017-12-06T10:00:23Z 2017-12-07T09:13:17Z Steve Bannon savages national Republican leaders in increasingly ugly fight for Alabama Senate seat. Trump Jr. avoids questions about talks with father 2017-12-07T09:12:59Z 2017-12-06T15:20:16Z 2017-12-07T09:12:59Z Donald Trump Jr. has arrived on Capitol Hill for a private interview as part of the House intelligence committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy 2017-12-07T09:12:56Z 2017-12-06T13:10:11Z 2017-12-07T09:12:55Z U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon 2017-12-07T09:12:17Z 2017-12-06T20:30:39Z 2017-12-07T09:12:12Z In a fresh warning, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is urging Congress to pass billions in emergency funding for its ailing private-sector Choice health care program by year's end. As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation 2017-12-07T09:11:26Z 2017-12-06T14:50:09Z 2017-12-07T09:11:25Z Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.
Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before 2017-12-07T08:53:49Z 2017-12-06T10:30:14Z 2017-12-07T08:53:46Z The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to the administration's efforts. US restricts visas for Cambodians 'undermining democracy' 2017-12-07T08:53:15Z 2017-12-06T18:30:13Z 2017-12-07T08:53:00Z The Trump administration has announced it will restrict visas for Cambodians "undermining democracy" in the Southeast Asian nation.
Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown 2017-12-07T08:41:06Z 2017-12-06T07:59:59Z 2017-12-07T08:41:02Z Top Republicans are trying to quell GOP divisions and line up support for a short-term spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown Saturday.
Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California 2017-12-07T08:32:29Z 2017-12-06T09:00:10Z 2017-12-07T08:32:29Z The same vicious winds that were making three Southern California wildfires so destructive were also making the firefight itself more difficult by keeping water-dropping planes and helicopters grounded.
Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery 2017-12-07T07:31:55Z 2017-12-06T11:10:41Z 2017-12-07T07:31:55Z Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage.
Utah GOP rallies for Romney after Bannon remark on his faith 2017-12-07T06:22:15Z 2017-12-06T23:30:35Z 2017-12-07T06:22:07Z Mitt Romney's allies are lashing out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon for saying that Romney and his family "hid behind" their Mormon religion to avoid military service.
House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights 2017-12-07T06:20:45Z 2017-12-06T08:12:10Z 2017-12-07T06:20:39Z The Republican-controlled House is taking up a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. Health law sign-ups seen as falling short though more enroll 2017-12-07T05:41:17Z 2017-12-06T15:51:47Z 2017-12-07T05:41:00Z Health law sign ups hit 3.6M, but shortened enrollment season means final tally likely to fall short. Report: Clinton was warned about Weinstein by Lena Dunham 2017-12-07T05:11:27Z 2017-12-06T17:01:19Z 2017-12-07T05:11:14Z In a new New York Times expose, Lena Dunham claims that she warned Hillary Clinton's communications director about Harvey Weinstein's behavior. Project Veritas founder honored by conservative group 2017-12-07T05:11:21Z 2017-12-06T23:41:43Z 2017-12-07T05:11:07Z James O'Keefe, the right-wing activist whose organization recently attempted to plant a false story in the Washington Post, has been honored by a religious organization with an award presented to him by the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The Latest: Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital 2017-12-07T04:00:54Z 2017-12-06T14:12:05Z 2017-12-07T04:00:54Z British Prime Minister Theresa May says she plans to call President Donald Trump to discuss his plan to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign 2017-12-07T02:22:55Z 2017-12-06T17:02:11Z 2017-12-07T02:22:46Z Female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign. Pentagon: About 2,000 US troops in Syria 2017-12-07T02:22:51Z 2017-12-06T17:42:14Z 2017-12-07T02:22:42Z The Pentagon says there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria _ four times as many as officials had publicly acknowledged as recently as last month. Government wants delay of transgender military enlistment 2017-12-07T01:51:46Z 2017-12-07T00:40:24Z 2017-12-07T01:51:41Z The federal government is asking a judge to put on hold a requirement that it begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military on Jan. 1.
Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration 2017-12-07T01:42:20Z 2017-12-06T09:02:14Z 2017-12-07T01:42:19Z U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
In awkward situation, Kansas seems to have 2 governors 2017-12-07T01:13:45Z 2017-12-06T16:21:05Z 2017-12-07T01:13:32Z Kansas has an awkward situation with the outgoing governor awaiting Senate confirmation for a new post in the Trump administration.
Conyers' exit after decades could open political floodgates 2017-12-07T01:02:33Z 2017-12-06T20:00:37Z 2017-12-07T01:02:27Z John Conyers' resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century. The Latest: GOP-led House passes NRA-backed gun bill 2017-12-07T00:42:33Z 2017-12-06T16:00:39Z 2017-12-07T00:42:27Z Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty says Republicans are catering to gun industry lobbyists by combining a bill on background checks with one making it easier to carry concealed guns across state lines. Supreme Court asked to leave in place DACA document order 2017-12-07T00:34:33Z 2017-12-06T22:40:48Z 2017-12-07T00:34:25Z Several states and others suing over the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation are asking the Supreme Court to leave in place a judge's order requiring the government to disclose documents.
Black political machine tested again in Atlanta mayor race 2017-12-07T00:33:50Z 2017-12-06T09:11:01Z 2017-12-07T00:33:44Z The race for mayor in Atlanta is too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount. Trump calls on Saudis to immediately end Yemen blockade 2017-12-06T23:53:49Z 2017-12-06T20:30:39Z 2017-12-06T23:52:53Z President Donald Trump is calling on Saudi Arabia to end its Yemen blockade "immediately," citing humanitarian concerns.
The Latest: White House encourages short-term spending fix 2017-12-06T23:52:55Z 2017-12-06T15:00:33Z 2017-12-06T23:52:55Z The hard-right House Freedom Caucus is showing an openness to a deal that would prevent a partial government shutdown this weekend. The Latest: Senate barrel ahead on tax overhaul 2017-12-06T23:41:26Z 2017-12-06T18:40:24Z 2017-12-06T23:41:21Z Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he favors expanding a deduction for state and local taxes to enable people to deduct local income taxes as well as property taxes. Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions 2017-12-06T23:31:14Z 2017-12-06T18:20:32Z 2017-12-06T23:31:13Z A whistleblower tells House Democrats that during Trump's inauguration speech, national security adviser Michael Flynn texted an ex-business associate to say a private nuclear proposal Flynn had lobbied for would have his support in the White House. Senators want probe of firm that defaulted on FEMA contract 2017-12-06T23:22:56Z 2017-12-06T23:00:24Z 2017-12-06T23:22:47Z Seven left-leaning senators are urging an internal government watchdog to investigate how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in FEMA contracts following Hurricane Maria. House calls for sanctions on Myanmar security forces 2017-12-06T23:03:47Z 2017-12-06T22:40:38Z 2017-12-06T23:03:38Z The House has called on President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on members of Myanmar's military and security forces following a deadly crackdown that forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. Indiana GOP Senate candidate voted Democrat until 2012 2017-12-06T22:33:28Z 2017-12-06T18:30:37Z 2017-12-06T22:33:18Z A wealthy Senate candidate from Indiana who bills himself as a "conservative Republican" voted for nearly two decades in the state's Democratic primaries.
For Tillerson, a lonely job defending Trump's Jerusalem move 2017-12-06T22:22:26Z 2017-12-06T19:04:01Z 2017-12-06T22:22:26Z Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is getting hit from all sides as U.S. allies deplore President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Trump's attacks put new FBI director in tough spot 2017-12-06T22:10:44Z 2017-12-06T19:20:15Z 2017-12-06T22:10:39Z FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency. House Democrats press Tillerson on Trump's Muslim retweets 2017-12-06T22:03:17Z 2017-12-06T19:40:44Z 2017-12-06T22:03:16Z A group of House Democrats is calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to tell them whether President Donald Trump's frequent use of social media is putting U.S. diplomats and Americans traveling abroad at risk. House votes to kill Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump 2017-12-06T21:31:59Z 2017-12-06T17:33:18Z 2017-12-06T21:31:38Z Democrats are voicing concern about a colleague's effort to seek a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump.
Pace of confirmations gives McConnell chance to bask in wins 2017-12-06T21:14:27Z 2017-12-06T08:30:00Z 2017-12-06T21:14:23Z The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans. The Latest: House votes to kill resolution to impeach Trump 2017-12-06T20:11:16Z 2017-12-06T19:31:23Z 2017-12-06T20:11:12Z The House has overwhelmingly voted to kill a resolution from a Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump.
Hatch denounces Bannon attack on Romney, Mormon church 2017-12-06T19:42:04Z 2017-12-06T17:02:01Z 2017-12-06T19:41:55Z Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church. Former White House official sworn in as DHS secretary 2017-12-06T19:33:56Z 2017-12-06T18:50:57Z 2017-12-06T19:33:47Z Kirstjen Nielsen has been sworn in as the next Homeland Security secretary.
The Latest: Doctors find brain abnormalities in Cuba mystery 2017-12-06T19:22:14Z 2017-12-06T13:00:10Z 2017-12-06T19:22:10Z Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is convinced that the incidents harming the health of U.S. Embassy workers in Cuba were "targeted attacks.". Trump speaks to Romney amid speculation on Utah Senate race 2017-12-06T17:33:32Z 2017-12-06T14:00:10Z 2017-12-06T17:33:19Z A top White House aide says President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday night with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
State lawmakers blur line between public, personal interests 2017-12-06T17:14:36Z 2017-12-06T08:30:19Z 2017-12-06T17:14:32Z The vast majority of state lawmakers across the country have employment or income sources outside their legislative duties, raising the potential for conflicts of interest when they vote on policies.
GOP moved to back Moore, despite allegations 2017-12-06T17:13:00Z 2017-12-05T14:29:42Z 2017-12-06T17:13:00Z Republican leaders in Washington are coming to grips with the possibility _ perhaps even probability _ of Alabama's Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate. Hungarian EU parliament member indicted for alleged spying 2017-12-06T14:12:19Z 2017-12-06T10:41:53Z 2017-12-06T14:12:10Z Hungarian prosecutors say they have indicted Bela Kovacs, a member of the European Parliament, for allegedly spying on the European Union.
Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings 2017-12-06T11:52:28Z 2017-12-06T07:20:10Z 2017-12-06T11:52:28Z US officials: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital but US Embassy move to Jerusalem to be multi-year process. Lawyers: Trump too busy to face woman's defamation lawsuit 2017-12-06T11:11:28Z 2017-12-05T18:19:40Z 2017-12-06T11:11:25Z A New York City judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to toss a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by a former "The Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted sexual contact.
Senior UN official meets NKorea's deputy foreign minister 2017-12-06T11:00:28Z 2017-12-06T03:29:55Z 2017-12-06T11:00:27Z A senior United Nations official meets vice foreign minister to start rare trip to Pyongyang.
Bannon savages GOP leaders in fight for Alabama Senate seat 2017-12-06T10:04:13Z 2017-12-05T19:42:57Z 2017-12-06T10:04:07Z Roy Moore's Democratic opponent in the Alabama Senate race says he did his part as a prosecutor to ensure that "men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not the United States Senate.".
Atlanta mayor's race is too close to call as recount looms 2017-12-06T09:22:25Z 2017-12-05T20:22:09Z 2017-12-06T09:22:23Z Atlanta residents are choosing a new mayor in what could be a historic election. Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump's first year 2017-12-06T08:42:44Z 2017-12-05T11:09:26Z 2017-12-06T08:42:42Z APNewsBreak: Border Patrol arrests plunge to 45-year low, deportation arrests soar in most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump.
Leaders seek to end GOP fissures over bill averting shutdown 2017-12-06T08:40:56Z 2017-12-05T08:29:27Z 2017-12-06T08:40:54Z President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have scheduled an eleventh-hour summit to sort out their differences over spending, immigration and other priorities.
Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations 2017-12-06T08:02:22Z 2017-12-05T05:29:22Z 2017-12-06T08:02:21Z A woman who says she worked for U.S. Rep. John Conyers for more than a decade says he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church. Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings 2017-12-06T07:22:24Z 2017-12-05T08:49:25Z 2017-12-06T07:22:24Z Abbas' adviser says Palestinian leaders would 'stop contacts' with US if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The Latest: Atlanta mayor's race too close to call 2017-12-06T07:22:15Z 2017-12-06T05:50:01Z 2017-12-06T07:22:14Z Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call.
In Europe, Tillerson carries on but with diminished standing 2017-12-06T06:52:21Z 2017-12-05T06:59:29Z 2017-12-06T06:52:16Z Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is touring Europe this week under circumstances unparalleled in recent memory. Senate panel votes to roll back some Dodd-Frank requirements 2017-12-06T06:30:59Z 2017-12-05T23:19:50Z 2017-12-06T06:30:50Z A Senate panel has approved legislation that would provide banks and credit unions with relief from some of the stricter regulatory requirements approved after the 2008 financial crisis.
Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case 2017-12-06T06:20:54Z 2017-12-05T07:19:26Z 2017-12-06T06:20:52Z The Supreme Court is taking up the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Some object to Trump attending civil rights museum opening 2017-12-06T05:51:17Z 2017-12-05T21:49:47Z 2017-12-06T05:51:15Z President Donald Trump plans to visit Mississippi on Saturday for the state's bicentennial and to help open two museums, including one dedicated to civil rights.
Protesters decry corruption in Ukraine, prevent arrest 2017-12-06T05:02:38Z 2017-12-05T10:29:28Z 2017-12-06T05:02:38Z Ukrainian authorities have detained the former president of Georgia who has emerged as an anti-corruption campaigner.
The Latest: Moore promises to bring 'Alabama values' to DC 2017-12-06T03:12:20Z 2017-12-05T20:19:55Z 2017-12-06T03:12:16Z The top Republican in the Senate says if Alabama candidate Roy Moore is elected, he would "immediately have an issue with the Ethics Committee" over allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago.
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