Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what’s to come in...

The last astronaut to walk on the moon has died

The last astronaut to walk on the moon has died

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” has died. He was 82.

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn’t mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics.

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

BERLIN (AP) — European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that he believed NATO was “obsolete” and that more member states would leave the...

Obama prepares for a busy retirement, more freedom

Obama prepares for a busy retirement, more freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Barack Obama, there’s a presidential library to build, hundreds of millions of dollars to raise, causes to champion and a book to write. And don’t forget that long-promised vacation with his wife.

In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

WASHINGTON — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama’s...

Trump raises millions to cover inauguration’s steep costs

Trump raises millions to cover inauguration’s steep costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That’s it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

GOP eyes early health care bill, but details vague

GOP eyes early health care bill, but details vague

WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama’s...

CIA nominee agrees Russia tried to interfere in election

CIA nominee agrees Russia tried to interfere in election

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA told Congress on Thursday that he accepts the findings in an intelligence assessment that Russia interfered in the U.S. election with the goal of helping Trump...

Biden: Intel officials told us Trump allegations might leak

Biden: Intel officials told us Trump allegations might leak

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump out of concern the...

Alec Baldwin looking to show off Trump impression in new venues

Alec Baldwin looking to show off Trump impression in new venues

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin may be taking his Donald Trump act on the road.

Tillerson takes tough line on Russia, vows support for Israel

Tillerson takes tough line on Russia, vows support for Israel

WASHINGTON — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-...

Republican-led Senate to move forward on ‘Obamacare’ repeal

Republican-led Senate to move forward on ‘Obamacare’ repeal

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate is poised to take a step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law despite anxiety among GOP lawmakers over the lack of an alternative.

Trump denounces ‘disgrace’ of reports of Russian ties to him

Trump denounces ‘disgrace’ of reports of Russian ties to him

NEW YORK — A defiant President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday adamantly denied reports that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a “tremendous blot” on the...

Moscow denies having compromising information about Trump

Moscow denies having compromising information about Trump

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday denied allegations that the Kremlin has collected compromising information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, deriding the claim as a “complete fabrication and...

Obama tells nation ‘the future should be ours’ in farewell speech

Obama tells nation ‘the future should be ours’ in farewell speech

CHICAGO — Conceding disappointments during his presidency yet offering vigorous encouragement for the nation’s future, Barack Obama issued an emotional defense Tuesday night of his vision to Americans facing...

US intel officials briefed Trump on potentially compromising report

US intel officials briefed Trump on potentially compromising report

WASHINGTON — Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official said...

Sessions tells senators he’d stand up to Trump as AG

Sessions tells senators he’d stand up to Trump as AG

WASHINGTON — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected “damnably false” accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democrats’ concerns about the civil rights commitment he...

McConnell wants Trump to scrap Obama’s environmental protections

McConnell wants Trump to scrap Obama’s environmental protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican in the Senate outlined a series of actions he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will take to overturn environmental regulations imposed by President Barack Obama, including a rule to protect streams from...

Trump pushes GOP leaders for fast action on health care

Trump pushes GOP leaders for fast action on health care

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump pushed Congress Tuesday to act swiftly to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, and follow up quickly with a replacement. House Speaker Paul Ryan, after...

IRS plans to delay tax refunds for millions of low-income families

IRS plans to delay tax refunds for millions of low-income families

WASHINGTON — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud.

Shooter in South Carolina black church massacre sentenced to death

Shooter in South Carolina black church massacre sentenced to death

An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for killing nine black church members during Bible study, the first person to face execution for federal hate crime convictions.

Journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of WWII, dies

Journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of WWII, dies

HONG KONG — Clare Hollingworth, a British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday. She was 105.

GOP anxiety is mounting over health care repeal initiative

GOP anxiety is mounting over health care repeal initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican anxiety is mounting over voting to unravel the health care law without having an alternative in hand, fanned by words of encouragement from Donald Trump to a GOP senator who wants to simultaneously repeal and...


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