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GOP nominates Paul Ryan for House speaker

Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump.


Five Utah students stabbed at high school; teen in custody

As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker …


Trump, Pence to discuss Cabinet picks as tension mounts with some Republicans

President-elect Donald Trump prepared on Tuesday to meet with incoming Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Cabinet selections amid continued uncertainty over who will fill key positions and growing acrimony …


Mexico weighs grim prospect of deportation wave under Trump

Mexico is starting to seriously contemplate the possibility that millions of its migrants could be deported, and the picture is not pretty.


Vouching for Trump, Obama says U.S. will maintain alliances

Vouching for the successor he never imagined having, President Barack Obama on Monday sought to reassure an anxious nation and world that Donald Trump would maintain America’s alliances and its …


Trump advisers said to recommend ex-Goldman partner Steven Mnuchin for Treasury

Former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin has been recommended by Donald Trump’s transition team to serve as Treasury secretary, according to two people familiar with the process, and the choice …


Portland high school students walk out in protest over Trump

High school students from at least four campuses have walked out of class in Portland, Oregon to protest President-elect Donald Trump.


Trump considering woman, openly gay man for leadership posts

President-elect Donald Trump is considering a woman and an openly gay man to fill major positions in his new leadership team, history-making moves that would inject diversity into a Trump …


Illinois, California soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

The Department of Defense says two soldiers died Saturday from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 14, 2016

Markets right now: Techs pull markets lower

Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in banks as interest rates continue to rise.


Judge awards former Rockwood CFO $1.9 million in whistleblower accounting complaint

A judge awarded Rockwood’s former chief financial officer $1.9 million this week


Fort Trump: New security measures ring Trump Tower

Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Donald Trump now that he’s president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned Trump …


Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence’s role

President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team Friday as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations.


Voters reject voucher system for political contributions

Washington voters have rejected Initiative 1464, a measure that creates a publicly funded voucher system for political contributions.


‘Excellent’ first meeting for President Obama, Trump

In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent,” and his …


Secretary of State Kim Wyman re-elected

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been re-elected to a second term.


U.S. stocks surge following Trump victory; bond prices tumble

It turns out that President Donald Trump may not be bad for the stock market after all.


Republicans likely to heed Trump’s call to repeal Obamacare

Congress is all but certain to seek to repeal parts of the health care overhaul, unwinding the signature achievement of the Obama administration and delivering on one of the Republican …


Obama says he’s heartened by Trump’s call for unity

Conceding his Hillary Clinton’s staggering defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was heartened by Donald Trump’s call for unity after his stunning victory and “we are now all …


Clinton: ‘We owe him an open mind, chance to lead’

A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America’s 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be “more divided than we thought” but …


Cubans fear Trump to reverse opening, army drills announced

Cubans worried on Wednesday that President Donald Trump would throw the United States’ 2-year-old detente with Cuba into reverse, erasing their hopes for a more prosperous future of normal ties …


Voters approve Prop 1 to fund STA upgrades, Central City Line

Voters overwhelmingly approved Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1, a scaled-back package from a similar ballot measure that was narrowly defeated in 2014.


Washington election officials expect turnout to top 80 percent

State officials expect more than 80 percent of Washington voters to return their ballots for Tuesday’s election.


WikiLeaks founder Assange denies trying to influence U.S. election

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday he never intended to influence the U.S. presidential election by publishing copies of emails linked to Hillary Clinton and suggested he would do the …


Election Day: Americans choose between Clinton and Trump

A polarized America went to the polls Tuesday to pick its 45th president, choosing to elect either Hillary Clinton as the nation’s first female commander in chief or billionaire businessman …


FBI Director Comey’s start-and-stop Clinton investigation turns up heat on himself

FBI Director James Comey tried to put the Hillary Clinton email saga behind him on Sunday, but both Democratic and Republican lawmakers made clear he’ll face tough questioning about whether …


Clinton goes for uplift, Trump goes after her as election nears

Furiously campaigning to the last, Hillary Clinton tried Monday to emerge from the cloud of suspicion that has followed her campaign and close her historic bid with a call for …


Knowledge of how government works is declining, prompting talk of civics education, voter tests

When George Nethercutt ran for Congress in 1994, he pulled off the ultimate upset and beat Tom Foley, the sitting U.S. speaker of the House. The win was the most …


Fox News’ Baier says his stories on Clinton were wrong

Fox News anchor Bret Baier apologized on Friday for reporting that federal investigators had determined that Hillary Clinton’s private email server had been hacked and that an investigation would lead …


Media: Rolling Stone magazine guilty of defamation in rape story, jury rules

A federal jury found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house, news …