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  • Tight budgets could complicate Sessions' vow to fight crime

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime, and police ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Trump earned $153m and paid $36.5m in taxes in 2005

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Facing defiance, GOP moves on with health bill

    WASHINGTON – Facing mounting rank-and-file defiance, Republican leaders and the White House redoubled their efforts Tuesday to muscle legislation over ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:31 pm
  • Retired Navy admiral among 9 indicted in bribery case

    SAN DIEGO – A retired Navy admiral was among nine high-ranking military officers arrested Tuesday across the country in a burgeoning bribery scandal i ...
    March 14, 2017 - 6:07 pm
  • Officials worried about impact of cold on D.C.'s cherry trees

    WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is concerned about the impact of cold weather on Washington's famous cherry blossoms.
    March 14, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • Obama's final year: U.S. spent $36 million in lawsuits refusing to turn over records under FOIA

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over feder ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:19 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: What about Trump's vow on health coverage?

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody," better coverage and lower consumer costs. ...
    March 14, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • Tillerson heads to Asia with North Korea tensions high

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plunges this week into the increasingly volatile situation in North Asia with visits to Japan, South Kor ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Staring down the barrel of nor'easter, mid-Atlantic and Northeast prep for snow

    NEW YORK – Sandwiched between days that felt like spring last week and the official start of spring next week, a “life-threatening” nor’easter is pois ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • March Madness: No wagering please, but go ahead and fill out a bracket

    Here’s one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there’s a little money on the line.
    March 14, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Tribes ask judge to stop Dakota Access oil from flowing

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Two Native American tribes who are suing to stop the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a judge to head off the imminent flow of oil w ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Few worried about likely Fed rate increase this week

    WASHINGTON – For years after the Great Recession ended, investors fretted – sometimes panicked – over the prospect that the Federal Reserve might begi ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Justice Department asks for more time on wiretapping evidence

    WASHINGTON – Facing a Monday deadline, the Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time to provide evidence backing up President Donald Trump’s un ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Few clues on how a Justice Gorsuch would vote on immigration

    If Neil Gorsuch wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, he could cast the deciding vote on President Donald Trump’s travel ban against immigrants from ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • CBO says 24 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026 under Republican bill

    WASHINGTON – Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and ...
    March 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
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