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UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Freedom Caucus leaders near deal on health care plan

White House officials and several Republican lawmakers claimed Tuesday they were nearing a deal on health care legislation with the House Freedom Caucus, with at least three leading figures in …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Trump’s ‘sanctuary-city’ order blocked by federal judge in San Francisco

A federal judge in San Francisco dealt the Trump administration another legal blow Tuesday, temporarily halting President Donald Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from cities and towns that refuse …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

U.S. Air Force to launch test missile off Central California coast

An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to test the weapon’s effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the Air Force Global …


Analysis: Millennials don’t like Trump, but he has successfully warped their view of ‘fake news’

President Donald Trump’s approval rating among 18- to 29-year-olds stands at 32 percent, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics – 10 points lower than …


Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint in dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that the …


Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary with bipartisan support.


Trump says he hopes humans set foot on Mars ‘during my second term’

To the long list of ambitious goals he has set, no matter how far-fetched they might seem, President Donald Trump on Monday added this: placing humans on Mars.


Trump at 100 days: ‘It’s a different kind of presidency’

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

White House budget director takes hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that President Donald Trump might refuse to sign a government spending bill that does not include money for a wall on the …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

Republicans have put President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they’re now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships – and reshape some of the …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Nearing 100 days, Trump’s approval at record lows but his base is holding

President Donald Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but …


Caitlyn Jenner voted for Trump but now she won’t even play golf with him

Former Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner continues to distance herself from President Donald Trump after voting for the candidate and attending his inauguration.


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Scientists and supporters rally at Spokane’s Riverfront Park

The speeches had only just begun, but the field in front of the clock tower was crowded with thousands of people when the Spokane March for Science got underway Saturday …


Trump tax plan seen as temporary cut without border-tax revenue

President Donald Trump has promised a “massive” tax cut for Americans. He may be able to achieve it – but only temporarily. The news that a senior administration official says …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Trump to hold 100th day rally on same night as White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Trump on Saturday announced plans to hold a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on April 29, marking his 100th day in office. The White House did not offer additional details …


Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father’s presidency. They’re eyeing ways …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan.


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.


Vice President Mike Pence reaffirms U.S.-Australia alliance after Trump spat

Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Australia on Saturday that the U.S. remains committed to the countries’ longtime alliance, as he tried to patch up relations that were left …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

Young immigrants won’t ‘rest easy’ despite Trump’s comments

Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won’t “rest easy,” even if President Donald Trump said they should.


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

WASHINGTON – Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:20 p.m.

Nearing the 100-day mark with limited accomplishments, Trump calls it a ‘ridiculous standard’

President Donald Trump, who as a candidate put forward a contract with voters on what he accomplish in his first 100 days in office, on Friday called that a “ridiculous …


Trump Jr.’s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana’s Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

March for Science is this weekend in nation’s capital; more protests are to follow

Activists and scientists are expected to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday to rally for environmental causes and government policies rooted in scientific research as part of the Earth Day …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Charity worker freed from Cairo jail is back in U.S.

An Egyptian-American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States …


U.S. Steel seeks China trade probe as Trump orders import study

The Trump administration began an investigation of steel imports into the U.S. as U.S. Steel Corp. asked a trade agency to investigate its claims that rival Chinese manufacturers colluded to …


Sheldon Adelson, corporate interests boost Trump inaugural fundraising to record levels

Casino magnate and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson donated $5 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities, as corporate interests and lobbyists lifted the inaugural committee’s fundraising to record levels.