Politics

Inside a corporate giant’s fight to thwart a massive pollution tab

Chemical industry giant 3M is waging an aggressive campaign to stave off new regulations and potentially billions of dollars in damages stemming from a contamination ...

Senate Dems’ guide back to the majority: A trailblazing freshman

Catherine Cortez Masto has already made history: She’s the first woman elected to the Senate from Nevada, and the first Latina senator, ever. Now she’s ...

More Dems threaten to withhold support for Pelosi

Democratic members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus are warning House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) she won’t win their votes for speaker if she ...

Warning signs mount for Trump reelection bid

Donald Trump insists the GOP’s midterm election shellacking had nothing to do with him. Things will be different, he says, when his name is actually ...

Impeaching Trump not on House Democrats' to-do list for now

WASHINGTON (AP) – Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that ...

Taiwan votes in local elections amid pressure from China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid ...

Koreas gain UN sanctions exemption for joint rail survey

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea said Saturday that the United Nations Security Council granted an exemption to sanctions that will allow surveys on ...

Students could skip school to protest under board proposal

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) – High school students could skip classes to attend political protests under a proposal up for debate in a Maryland public school ...

Ecuador: $550 million needed to respond to Venezuela exodus

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – Officials in Ecuador say it will cost the small South American nation $550 million to respond to the influx of Venezuelan ...

Ocasio-Cortez takes on the Amazon fight in New York

NEW YORK — Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is assuming a leadership role in efforts to combat Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Queens, an ...

Bloomberg’s 'stop-and-frisk' legacy would complicate presidential bid

NEW YORK — Mike Bloomberg’s tortured history with “stop-and-frisk” policing is shaping up to be a hurdle as he flirts with a potential presidential run ...

Fiery West Wing meeting led to more power for military at U.S.-Mexico border

President Donald Trump this week presided over an explosive meeting on a new Cabinet order granting the troops deployed at the southern border the right ...

White House considers plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico

The White House is weighing a plan to require Central American migrants to remain in Mexico while their asylum requests are pending. The proposed change, ...

Supporters of Rajapaksa walk out of Sri Lankan Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have walked out of Sri Lanka’s Parliament to protest the speaker’s actions during ...

Trump's Thanksgiving menu includes turkey and grievances

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air ...

Trump demands 'some common sense' from judges

WASHINGTON (AP) – Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump demanded “some common sense” from America’s judges and directed his ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's judicial comments appear misinformed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Betraying no trust in an independent judiciary, President Donald Trump is using a federal appeals court in San Francisco as a punching ...

Conservative comedians struggle to find gigs due to opposite opinions

Comedian Steve McGrew says his conservative views on social media cost him a recurring gig at a Las Vegas comedy club run by “Everybody Loves ...

Opposition to Pelosi slowly collapsing

Nancy Pelosi picked off another Democratic detractor Wednesday, putting the California Democrat one step closer to regaining the speaker’s gavel as the opposition against her ...

Opposition to Pelosi slowly collapsing

Nancy Pelosi picked off another Democratic detractor Wednesday, putting the California Democrat one step closer to regaining the speaker’s gavel as the opposition against her ...

Trump hits back at Chief Justice Roberts, escalating an extraordinary exchange

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump took swipes at each other Wednesday in an extraordinary exchange over just how partisan federal ...

Trump lobbies McConnell on criminal justice overhaul

President Donald Trump called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week to press for action on a criminal justice measure that has long divided McConnell’s ...

Mattis: New White House directive doesn't change border mission

The 5,800 active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border will remain mostly unarmed and won’t expand their duties to arresting migrants, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ...

Trump spars with chief justice over their views of judges

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts clashed in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts ...

Long, tortured road to Trump's answers for special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) – The date had been picked, the location too, and the plan was penciled in: President Donald Trump would be whisked from the ...

GOP exploring reasons for gender disparity in new Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman – literally. West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the ...

Doctor discusses gun safety, dangers that they can pose

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Deborah Greenhouse wants you to know what her lane is. The Columbia pediatrician is one of several doctors joining a social ...

Colorado governor disputes ethics complaint over his travel

DENVER (AP) – NEWSNOW Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he hasn’t violated state ethics rules on travel, contending he personally paid for some of the ...

Donald Trump hints he may attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Trump hinted Tuesday night that he may attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the first time in his term. Mr. Trump took to ...

Troops at U.S.-Mexican border to start coming home

The 5,800 troops who were rushed to the southwest border amid President Donald Trump’s pre-election warnings about a refugee caravan will start coming home as ...

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