President Trump said Tuesday he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach such as possible talks with North Korea.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted.
A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who survived the Valentine's Day attack is calling teacher Jim Gard a coward, but Gard, a Mount Carmel, Pa. native, is denying the accusation and wondering if it's the teen or the parent making those comments on social media.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.
PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles like the one used in t…
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Mary Osborne entered the sanctuary of the First Church of God the morning of Dec. 28, 1972, to set out the trash on garbage collection day in this southernmost West Virginia community.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Several people were hospitalized after a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, but none of the injuries were caused by gunfire, the spy agency said.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say an extremely simple sketch helped investigators identify a suspect in a theft from a Pennsylvania farmers market.
WEATHERFORD, Tex. — This small northeast Texas town grieved Monday over the flu-related death of a popular second-grade teacher who was reluctant to pick up a prescription to combat the virus because the medication’s co-pay amounted to $116.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's call in the State of the Union address last week for a new era of bipartisan cooperation seems like a distant memory.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump traded insults with the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Monday, a day after Democrats and Republicans said Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation.
A Hawaii employee who mistakenly sent an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile earlier this month, creating a panic across the state, thought an actual attack was imminent, the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the super moon, blue moon and lunar eclipse will coincide for the first time in 152 years, causing the moon to shine big, bright and somewhat red in an event known as the Super Blue Blood Moon.
Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan are forming a new company to address the health care costs of their employees, sending shares of health care companies down sharply across the entire sector despite the vague nature of the announcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's plan to provide only partial relief to some students defrauded by for-profit colleges could reduce overall payments by about 60 percent, according to a preliminary analysis obtained by The Associated Press.
CONCORD, N.H. — Experts who fear road salt is starting to take a toll on the nation’s waterways are turning to beet juice, molasses, and even beer or cheese waste to make them safer.
WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen’s final Federal Reserve policy meeting will likely bring an uneventful end this week to her four-year tenure as Fed chair but perhaps offer hints of the central bank’s approach to interest rates in the months to follow.
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's criticism who led the bureau for months last year following the firing of James Comey, is leaving his position ahead of a previously planned retirement this spring, people familiar with the dec…
DALLAS (AP) — The National Archives has unsealed thousands-more pages from the Kennedy files. And while assassinations buffs weren’t likely to find any major revelations — no proof of a second gunman, a Cuban plot, or evidence the killer could have been stopped — they’ll have plenty to chew on.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An enraged President Donald Trump and a prominent Republican senator who fears the country could be edging toward “chaos” engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing on social media Sunday, a remarkable airing of their party’s profound rifts.
WASHINGTON — As he traveled about his home state of Iowa recently, Sen. Chuck Grassley says he got a surprise phone call from President Donald Trump dismissing rumors his support had withered for corn-based ethanol.
BRUSSELS - Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday in what authorities called linked terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing more than a dozen people and injuring scores of others. Early Friday, an attempted attack unfolded in a town down the coast. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Barcelona violence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump said Monday the Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend that resulted in the death of one person and the injury of 20 others.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, in a speech in Kentucky in March, called U.S. prescription drug prices “outrageous” — and few Americans would disagree with him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to President Donald Trump’s roiling White House as the new chief of staff.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday that they have charged more than 400 people with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing.
WASHINGTON — When Republican Gov. Charlie Baker recently groused in a letter to senators that the GOP health care bill reining in Medicaid spending hurts “our lowest income” residents, he echoed a concern of many other governors.
WASHINGTON – The battle over the future of Medicaid in the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has given little attention to how reduced funding will affect military veterans.
WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans, intent on revoking much of the nation’s first universal health care law, learned Monday their replacement legislation will leave 15 million more Americans uninsured next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's extraordinary for legislation as sweeping as the Senate Republican health care bill to be written behind closed doors, suddenly hatched and then whisked through Congress with little time for lawmakers and the public to understand it.
WASINGTON — Rep. Lou Barletta still sounded shaken hours after a gunman shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others Wednesday as a group of Republican lawmakers practiced for a charity baseball game.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's labeling of a House-passed health care bill as "mean" is aggravating some of the conservatives he pressed to back it, even as Senate attempts to reshape the measure increasingly threaten to spill into July.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s grand plan to spend $1 trillion over the next 10 years on highways and other infrastructure improvements faces a formidable roadblock in Congress and state legislatures.
WASHINGTON — From the candidate who gave us “bigly” at a presidential debate, now comes “covfefe.” in a midnight tweet from the White House.
WASHINGTON — Along the western Pennsylvania border, farmers struggle with such slow internet speeds that, in frustration, they still old-school print and mail their invoices.
A 44-year-old Georgia man's open letter to Ariana Grande in the wake of last week's bombing at the singer's concert in Manchester has been retweeted more than 25,000 times and "favorited" more than 50,000.
Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” and the shoreline of one of them looks a little nicer thanks to the efforts of some young volunteers.
WASHINGTON — In proposing to slash domestic spending, President Donald Trump is taking aim at the $8 billion subsidy program that insures farmers against crop losses.
DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and c…
WASHINGTON — Dwight Herron ran Oklahoma’s high-risk pool program that helped individuals with pre-existing medical conditions get health insurance before the Affordable Care Act took effect.
KNOXVILLE – A Facebook post suggesting President Donald Trump “needs to take in a show at Ford’s Theater” resulted in a member of the local school board resigning Thursday night.
WASHINGTON – Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, a key lawmaker in the Republicans effort to forge a consensus health care plan, said Tuesday he’s open to slowly phasing in reduced federal payments to Medicaid expansion states.
In campus clashes from California to Vermont, many defenders of the First Amendment say they see signs that free speech, once a bedrock value in academia, is losing ground as a priority at U.S. colleges.
WASHINGTON — For a handful of moderates who pushed the Republican health care plan over the top in the House, the vote represented the start and not the end of the issue’s outcome.
WASHINGTON – A permanent health care fix for 22,000 retired coal miners has been agreed to by a bipartisan congressional budget committee, ending months of anxiety for the miners and their families.
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