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  • House hearing on climate science focuses on name calling

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science and politics too often reverts into name calling and bullying, which can get in the way of real work. That was the only thing House Science Committee members, three scientists who often clash with mainstream ...

  • US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the military has launched a formal investigation to determine what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq. Gen. Joseph Votel, head ...

  • First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world. The first lady and top State Department official Thomas Shannon are presenting the awards in Washington. Mrs. Trump says the women are "true ...

  • Supreme Court hears case of men convicted in 1984 murder

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn the convictions of seven men in the brutal beating death of a woman about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the U.S. Capitol in 1984. The justices heard competing accounts ...

  • Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on the merits of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change. The request late Tuesday came hours after President Donald Trump signed an ...

  • The Latest: Wyden wants review of Russia-Trump relationships

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional maneuvering around investigations into Russian meddling into United States politics (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a thorough review of the financial relationships between Russia ...

  • No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau did not include a separate count of LGBTQ Americans in its proposal for the 2020 Census. The category had been sought by gay rights advocates. The bureau counts Americans according to race, gender ...

  • Capitol Police: 'No nexus to terrorism' in Capitol complex incident, described as 'traffic stop'

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police: 'No nexus to terrorism' in Capitol complex incident, described as 'traffic stop'

  • Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is recommending changes to a program that allows law enforcement to seize cash and property during investigations. The inspector general issued a report Wednesday on the department's asset forfeiture program, which has been ...

  • Black women stand up on Twitter following Maxine Waters dig

    6 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's joke about a congresswoman's wig and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's dressing down of a reporter have spurred black women to take to social media in protest. Activist Brittany Packnett encouraged people to tweet ...

  • Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

    9 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Attorney General Jeff ...

  • Judge approves release of jailed Seattle-area 'dreamer'

    10 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending his ...

  • White House staff will also skip correspondents dinner

    16 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House staff will be skipping this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner along with President Donald Trump. The White House Correspondents' Association announced Tuesday evening that they have been informed staff would not be attending out ...

  • Ex-rep's lawyers say informant in corruption case broke law

    18 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with a trove of confidential documents in violation of Schock's protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The lawyers write in Tuesday court filings ...

  • US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims

    19 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants around the United States who may not have been told that they had a one-year deadline to ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It's not

    20 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump's campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president's spokesman that it's case closed. Sean Spicer angrily dismissed inquiries about the matter Tuesday, declaring that ...

  • Senate votes to approve Montenegro's admission into NATO

    20 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Montenegro is set to become NATO's newest member after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance. Senators on Tuesday approved a resolution of ratification, 97-2. Despite its small size, Montenegro ...

  • In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

    21 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. Priebus is a genial Midwesterner with deep ties to the Republican establishment ...

  • No charges in killing of man with BB gun who called 911

    22 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — No officers will be charged in the killing of a man who confronted police with a BB gun in Washington last June. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced Tuesday that its review of ...

  • US official: Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April

    22 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official says Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had originally planned to skip a meeting of ...

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