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  • With health bill short of votes, Republican leaders look to Trump

    WASHINGTON – Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle suppo ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Trump's budget boosts military but cuts GOP, Dem favorites

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America’s government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump

    WASHINGTON – Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle suppo ...
    March 16, 2017 - 1:45 pm
  • Automatic voter registration moves to Illinois Senate floor

    SPRINGFIELD – A Senate committee approved a new automatic voter registration plan Wednesday, sending to the floor a proposal that advocates said is ti ...
    March 16, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Federal judge in Hawaii puts Trump travel ban on hold

    HONOLULU – For the second time, a federal court on Wednesday blocked President Donald Trump's efforts to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens o ...
    March 16, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, might delay vote

    WASHINGTON – Their health care overhaul imperiled from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make cha ...
    March 16, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Russian agents, hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach

    WASHINGTON – Two Russian intelligence agents and a pair of hired hackers have been charged in a devastating criminal breach at Yahoo that affected at ...
    March 15, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • U.S. to launch competition for projects to end modern slavery

    UNITED NATIONS – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Washington will launch a competition in the coming weeks to find projects that will re ...
    March 15, 2017 - 5:42 pm
  • Trump's allies melting away on wiretapping claims

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's explosive allegation that Barack Obama wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the presidential campaign has l ...
    March 15, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as U.S. economy improves

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that further hikes this year ...
    March 15, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive violent crime-fighting strategies of the 1990s that focused on sending certain ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners asks judge to reject tribal plea on Dakota Access pipeline

    BISMARCK, N.D. – The company building the Dakota Access pipeline has asked a federal judge to reject the latest attempt by two American Indian tribes ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

    NEW YORK – The White House and its allies are stepping up their attacks on a foe typically associated with fragile democracies, military coups and spy ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • Washington city alleges that drugmaker let Oxycontin flood black market

    EVERETT, Wash. – As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the o ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Northeast region hit by late-season snow

    Philadelphia and New York City got anywhere from a few inches of snow to around half a foot before the storm switched over mostly to sleet; forecaster ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:56 pm
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