WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to hold out hope Thursday for action on COVID-19 economic relief immediately after the Nov. 3 election — although they differed on what could or should happen.
WASHINGTON - A bitterly divided Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice to the Supreme Court on Monday, elevating just the fifth woman to the court in its 231-year history and one who further cements its conservative shift - a legacy that will last even if Republicans lose po…
When West Virginia writer and activist Crystal Good needed compassion and trust from her government after finding out she was pregnant at 16 years old, “all I got was another barrier,” she told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The White House’s ever-shifting economic relief agenda lurched in a new direction Wednesday as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to make a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to rescue the airline industry, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly cut off talks on a br…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was taken Friday to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a stay that is expected to last several days, a move the White House said was made out of an abundance of caution after he tested positive for the deadly coronavirus and experienced s…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump heads into his and Joe Biden’s first debate on defense as he fights off attacks stemming from a report that he avoided federal taxes for years and has racked up more than $400 million in debt, potentially putting his family-run business on shaky ground.
WASHINGTON — Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke one last glass ceiling Friday, becoming the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol as lawmakers and members of the military paid tribute to her trailblazing career that changed the face of gender equality in the United States.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Tuesday said Congress should move forward with confirming a Supreme Court justice, reversing her 2016 position on not filling a vacant seat before a presidential election.
WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and there will be an outdoor viewing for the public on those days.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the high court and a legal pioneer for gender equality whose fierce opinions as a justice made her a hero of the left, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
Short-term agreement avert government shutdown uncertain after Pelosi tells Mnuchin they don't have a deal
WASHINGTON — A possible deal on a stopgap spending bill to avert a preelection government shutdown looked uncertain late Friday, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., failed to come to terms with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Louisville agrees to $12M payout and policing changes in deal with family of Breonna Taylor, killed in police raid
The city of Louisville, Kentucky, announced on Tuesday a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor and a number of changes in how local officers obtain and execute search warrants, among the largest payouts for a police killing in the nation’s history, according to a Taylor fa…
BILOXI, Miss. — Hurricane Sally continued to gather strength as it meandered off the Gulf Coast, an oaf of a storm that could linger with hard rain and 100-mph winds threatening to shove massive amounts of storm water onto the shores of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
Hurricane Laura was rapidly strengthening Wednesday and was poised to strike the upper Texas coast and western Louisiana with a ferocity that has not been seen in this region in more than a decade.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday signed several executive orders that he said would provide economic relief to millions of Americans, moving forward after talks with Democrats faltered.
The federal government should consider forgiving all “small” loans provided under the Paycheck Protection Program during the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, says it will require face masks at all U.S. stores starting Monday.
The Trump administration on Tuesday dropped its plan to require foreign college students to leave the United States unless they are enrolled in the fall term for at least one face-to-face class.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is asking governors to consider sending the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about novel-coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to a letter, internal emails and officials familiar with the plans.
Florida on Sunday reported a record 15,300 new coronavirus cases, the most by any state in a single day and a bleak sign of the United States’ failure to control the pandemic about six months after the first infection surfaced in the country.
Trump commutes sentence of confidant Roger Stone. He was set to go to prison July 14 for lying to Congress and witness tampering.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his former aide and longtime confidant Roger Stone, who was convicted at trial last year of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
The two energy companies behind the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline have abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying Sunday that the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment too uncertain to justify further investment.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday to overturn the Affordable Care Act, telling the court “the entire ACA must fall.”
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican-drafted bill aimed at overhauling the nation’s policing practices amid a national outcry for a systematic transformation of law enforcement — spelling a potential death knell to efforts at revisions at the federal level in an el…
If impeachment proceedings advance in the House of Representatives, at least two members of West Virginia’s delegation will not be on board.
American grandparents have long raised their grandkids when their children are unfit or unable to do so. They took over child care during the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s, especially among African-American families.
In May 2016, a group of national health experts issued an urgent plea in a private letter to high-level officials in the Obama administration. Thousands of people were dying from overdoses of fentanyl — the deadliest drug to ever hit U.S. streets — and the administration needed to take immed…
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has put regulating the power of large firms at the center of her campaign. She often speaks about the big banks, but recently, she trained her sights on agribusiness.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and busines…
Col. Harry Shoup was a real by-the-book guy.
As he mulls a potential 2020 White House bid, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, D, is taking aim at an unusual target: Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va.
As deadly wildfires forced more than a quarter million Californians to flee their homes, President Donald Trump recently alleged the infernos are the result of nothing more than poor “forest management.” He also threatened to eliminate unspecified federal funds.
Robert Bowers, who authorities said attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday morning services, appears to have targeted Jewish people on a social media account rife with anti-Semitic and white supremacist posts.
WASHINGTON — Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political conservatives.
WASHINGTON — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is resigning, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, blindsiding many administration officials and stirring speculation in the White House and beyond about the timing and reasons for the latest Trump shake-up just weeks before the November …
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced his plans Friday to vote to confirm beleaguered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in today’s expected Senate floor vote.
WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court Friday after informally agreeing with a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for a one week investigation into sexual assault al…
WASHINGTON - The most consequential Supreme Court opening in a generation gave rise to the most bitter Senate hearing in memory Thursday, as California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when both were teenagers and Kavanaugh angrily assa…
The Trump administration appears to have diverted nearly $10 million in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of the president's zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to the separation of hu…
CINCINNATI — Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting.
PHOENIX — The governor of Arizona announced Tuesday that he will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON — Quarreling and confusion marked the start of the Senate’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, with Democrats trying to block the proceedings because of documents being withheld by the White House. Protesters also disrupted the proceedings.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico in the desperate, sweltering months after the storm — almost double the previous government estimate — with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to an independent study ordered by the U.S.…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of victory Monday in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raised at least as many questions as it answered.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of a convicted murderer who had been on death row for nearly twice that long.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to terminate the investigation into Russian campaign interference “right now,” forcing his lawyers to scramble to clarify that the president was not ordering Sessions to take a specific action.
President Donald Trump's equivocation on U.S. intelligence agencies during a news conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin triggered the most intense backlash from Republicans of anything he's done since winning election in 2016.
WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party, releasing tens of thousands of stolen communications, in a sweeping effort by a foreign government to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to a grand jury ind…