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Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Apr 29 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

WASHINGTON — Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory.

  • | Posted: Mar 7 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured.

  • | Posted: Mar 6 2017 - 12:05am

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s intelligence chief said no such action was ever carried out, and a U.S. official said the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute the allegation.

  • | Posted: Mar 6 2017 - 12:05am

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s intelligence chief said no such action was ever carried out, and a U.S. official said the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute the allegation.

  • | Posted: Mar 5 2017 - 12:05am

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of having Trump Tower telephones “wire tapped” during last year’s election, a startling claim that Obama’s spokesman said was false.

  • | Posted: Mar 5 2017 - 12:05am

    LOS ANGELES — Dozens of police departments around the U.S. are amassing their own DNA databases to track criminals, a move critics say is a way around regulations governing state and national databases that restrict who can provide genetic samples and how long that information is held.

  • | Posted: Mar 4 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image?

  • | Posted: Mar 4 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image?

  • | Posted: Mar 4 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories made at least eight of the scores of threats against Jewish institutions nationwide, including a bomb threat to the Anti-Defamation League, as part of a bizarre campaign to harass and frame his ex-girlfriend, federal officials said.

  • | Posted: Mar 3 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday said the Trump administration’s immigration policies are hurting tourism.

  • Posted: Mar 3 2017 - 12:05am

    Sessions steps aside from Russia-contact investigation

  • | Posted: Mar 3 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump was barely in office when he signed an executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. There was not a moment to waste, he said, because any delay would allow the “bad dudes” to rush into the U.S.

  • | Posted: Mar 3 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Banks and other financial companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Thursday, erasing some of the gains from a day earlier, when indexes soared to their latest record highs.

  • | Posted: Mar 2 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says.

  • Posted: Mar 2 2017 - 12:05am

    Suspects charged with murder of Kim Jong Nam

  • | Posted: Mar 1 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Heralding a “new chapter of American greatness,” President Donald Trump issued a broad call for overhauling the nation’s health care system and significantly boosting military spending Tuesday night, swapping his trademark pugnaciousness and personal insults for a more restrained tone as he addressed Congress for the first time.