Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who was once a black civil rights leader in Washington state, then lost her job after her parents exposed her as white struggles to make a living these days.

Trump administration’s tax reform plan coming soon, Steven Mnuchin says

Trump administration’s tax reform plan coming soon, Steven Mnuchin says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that after the initial congressional battle over health care, the administration plans to turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by...

Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline

Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has granted a permit for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to the company behind the project.

ACA repeal vote delayed in stinging setback for Trump

ACA repeal vote delayed in stinging setback for Trump

WASHINGTON — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a...

Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test

Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion faces its first legal challenge Thursday in a federal courtroom.

Four dead, 20 injured in terrorist attack at British Parliament

Four dead, 20 injured in terrorist attack at British Parliament

LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the...

GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears

GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party’s health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede ...

Police say dozens watched a teen’s sexual assault on Facebook Live — and no one reported it

Police say dozens watched a teen’s sexual assault on Facebook Live — and no one reported it

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by multiple suspects, according to Chicago police.

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

WASHINGTON — Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year’s elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that...

Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration

Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA’s mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for the current...

White House issues gag order to officials on budget details

White House issues gag order to officials on budget details

WASHINGTON — The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts beyond what was in a relatively brief submission, a move...

Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago stretching Palm Beach’s budget and locals’ patience

Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago stretching Palm Beach’s budget and locals’ patience

PALM BEACH, Fla. - It is high season in South Florida: blue skies, low humidity, warm temperatures and increasingly regular visits from the president of the United States.

‘I’m pro-choice,’ says Tomi Lahren: ‘Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body’

‘I’m pro-choice,’ says Tomi Lahren: ‘Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body’

Tomi Lahren, the 24-year-old conservative host of the show “Tomi” on The Blaze, has fiercely criticized the feminist movement. In her trademark fast-talking rants, the commentator has called modern-day feminists selfish, man-hating...

Comey: FBI probing links between Russia, Trump associates

Comey: FBI probing links between Russia, Trump associates

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last...

White House promises not to repeat claim that UK spied on Trump

White House promises not to repeat claim that UK spied on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has promised that it won’t repeat its claim that U.K. spies snooped on President Donald Trump, the British government said Friday.

Trump’s proposed budget would devastate cancer research, advocates say

Trump’s proposed budget would devastate cancer research, advocates say

WASHINGTON - Cancer researchers and advocacy groups are denouncing President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, warning that its 19 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health could cripple or kill former vice president Joe Biden’s...

WWII bomber gunner ‘could have been buried in Arlington.’ Instead his body was found in a suitcase.

WWII bomber gunner ‘could have been buried in Arlington.’ Instead his body was found in a suitcase.

Nearly two weeks after they first found his body, authorities in two states are still trying to determine how a World War II bomber gunner wound up dead and abandoned in Arkansas, 1,300 miles from his New York home.

Wheels spinning as GOP looks for traction on health bill

Wheels spinning as GOP looks for traction on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pulling in different directions, Republicans are striving to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences.

Coal showing flickering signs of life, but job prospects are weak

Coal showing flickering signs of life, but job prospects are weak

The battered U.S. coal industry is showing flickering signs of life. Yet the prognosis for Big Coal remains dim.

Secretary of State Tillerson says ‘all options are on the table’ when it comes to North Korea

Secretary of State Tillerson says ‘all options are on the table’ when it comes to North Korea

TOKYO - The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider military action against North Korea, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Friday that “all options are on the table” to deter the threat from...

Trump budget axes program that funds WV infrastructure projects

Trump budget axes program that funds WV infrastructure projects

The Appalachian Regional Commission, one of 19 federal agencies proposed for elimination under a blueprint released Thursday for President Donald Trump’s budget, traces its roots to West Virginia in 1960, when John F. Kennedy campaigned through ...

Americans spent millions on protest sign materials in January

Americans spent millions on protest sign materials in January

Here’s one gauge of the rekindled American enthusiasm for political statements: Sales of poster boards, markers and other sign-making supplies jumped more than 30 percent in the week before Donald Trump’s inauguration and the Jan. 21...

2 federal judges find new Trump travel ban discriminatory

2 federal judges find new Trump travel ban discriminatory

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Rejecting arguments from the government that President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was substantially different from the first one, judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the executive order from taking effect...

Obama-era law could help Democrats block Trump’s budget

Obama-era law could help Democrats block Trump’s budget

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump proposed an ambitious budget Thursday morning, calling for severe cuts across most of the federal government and a major increase in military spending. It would be hard to design a plan Democrats are more primed to...