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Trump Budget Slashes Money For Clean Air And Water Programs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump Administration wants to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House's proposed EPA appropriation is…

The Latest: Trump Condemns 'Evil Losers' In UK Concert Blast

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - President Donald Trump is expressing solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, condemning the "evil losers" behind the blast. Trump spoke Tuesday after…

The Latest: Social Media Joins In Manchester's Victim Hunt

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 9:00 a.m. Social media users are helping the desperate hunt for people missing in the Manchester concert bombing by circulating…

Senate Confirms Iowa Governor As China Envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to confirm Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to serve as U.S. ambassador to China. The vote Monday night was 82-13. Branstad says he intends to use his decades-long relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping…

Sessions May Put More Rules On Money For Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is looking for more ways to deny coveted federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a department memorandum Monday that the department may "tailor grants to promote a…

Trump Budget Slams Safety-Net Programs For Poor

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs while offering optimistic estimates of economic growth. Tuesday's budget blueprint faces a skeptical reception from Congress.…

Senate On Track To Confirm Iowa Governor As China Envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is on track to be confirmed as President Donald Trump's ambassador to China. The Senate is expected to approve Branstad's nomination in a vote scheduled for later Monday. During his confirmation hearing earlier…

Trump Attorney Didn't Want Him To Sign Financial Disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true. In correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics, attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump…

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner Faces Charges In Sexting Case

NEW YORK (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina. The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan says the…

Lawsuit Dismissed Against Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault and four others. Dakota Access LLC filed the complaint last year against…

Trump Supporters Blame Leaks, Conspiracy For His Woes

WASHINGTON (AP) - To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn't the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It's about leakers working to undermine the president. President Donald Trump and his backers are…

Planned Parenthood To Close 4 Iowa Clinics After Funding Cut

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Planned Parenthood says it's closing four of its 12 clinics in Iowa after the Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding. Local affiliate Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said Thursday that the closings will reduce its…

Navy Veteran In Custody After Times Square Crash

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran with two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated has been taken in custody after his car plowed into 23 pedestrians in Times Square, killing one of them. Witnesses said…

Trump Loyalists Pay Little Heed To Revelations Rocking DC

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's loyal backers say they don't know, don't believe or don't care about the explosive revelations rocking Washington. Voters who supported him are standing by the president - who's tweeted that he's the target…

Tribes Fighting Pipeline Drop Appeal But Battle Continues

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge's decision that allowed final construction to proceed. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in early March…

Roger Ailes, Founder Of Fox News, Dead At 77

NEW YORK- Roger Ailes, the founder and former chairman of Fox News died on Thursday morning at the age of 77, according to his family. The ticker outside of Fox News' midtown Manhattan offices said simply: "A giant passes," according to…

White House: Trump Interviewing 4 FBI Candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump will be interviewing four potential candidates to lead the FBI, including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with…

White House Offers Muted Response On Comey Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rocked by days of damaging developments, President Donald Trump's White House is looking ahead to the president's upcoming foreign trip - and trying to get his plane in the air with as little additional turbulence as possible.…

Poland To Seek Extradition Of Minnesota Man In Nazi Case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish prosecutors say they are working on a request for the extradition from the U.S. of a Minnesota man they accuse of participating in a World War II massacre. The Associated Press had previously identified the…

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