In this image from video provided by C-SPAN2, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, speaks the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. McCain returned to Congress for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer. (C-SPAN2 via AP)

Senate rejects proposal for Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate has rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law and give Congress two years to devise… Continue reading

In this image from video provided by C-SPAN2, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, speaks the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. McCain returned to Congress for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer. (C-SPAN2 via AP)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, walks from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as he steers the Senate toward a crucial vote on the Republican health care bill. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)

By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON — With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear… Continue reading

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, walks from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as he steers the Senate toward a crucial vote on the Republican health care bill. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)

Analysis: Despite test, North Korean ICBM likely years away

TOKYO — Despite North Korea’s claim its intercontinental ballistic missile launch shows it can attack targets anywhere it wants, experts say it will probably be… Continue reading

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea’s KRT on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, shows what was said to be North Korea leader Kim Jung Un, center, using binoculars to watch the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea’s northwest. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. North Korea claimed to have tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile in a launch Tuesday, a potential game-changing development in its push to militarily challenge Washington — but a declaration that conflicts with earlier South Korean and U.S. assessments that it had an intermediate range. (KRT via AP Video)

Parsing hype from reality in North Korea’s ICBM claim

SEOUL, South Korea — If North Korea’s claim Tuesday of its first ICBM test-launch is true, it has barreled over a red line that the… Continue reading

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea’s KRT on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, shows what was said to be North Korea leader Kim Jung Un, center, using binoculars to watch the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea’s northwest. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. North Korea claimed to have tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile in a launch Tuesday, a potential game-changing development in its push to militarily challenge Washington — but a declaration that conflicts with earlier South Korean and U.S. assessments that it had an intermediate range. (KRT via AP Video)

Trump walks out on global climate pact

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts… Continue reading

Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco’s brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. (Gillian Flaccus | The Associated Press)

Portland mayor: Call off free-speech rally in wake of fatal stabbing

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and similar events, saying they are… Continue reading

Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco’s brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. (Gillian Flaccus | The Associated Press)
Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than scientists expected. NASA’s… Continue reading

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles
In this May 3 photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. (Carolyn Kaster | The Associated Press File)

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the nation’s… Continue reading

In this May 3 photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. (Carolyn Kaster | The Associated Press File)

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger

NEW YORK — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest… Continue reading

In this April 15, 2014 photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies are on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake up of the dinosaur family tree. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press File)

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

WASHINGTON — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.… Continue reading

In this April 15, 2014 photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies are on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake up of the dinosaur family tree. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press File)
No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he’s made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he’ll vote on abortion… Continue reading

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says
FBI Director James Comey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Manuel Balce Ceneta | The Associated Press)

Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James… Continue reading

FBI Director James Comey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Manuel Balce Ceneta | The Associated Press)
In this Jan. 15 photo, President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks at the PBS’s Executive Session at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. “We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, what I think has been the most successful public-private partnership — how ironic it would be if we were defunded this year,” said Kerger. (Willy Sanjuan | Invision)

Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act’s 50th year, especially in Juneau

LOS ANGELES — The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way, it could… Continue reading

In this Jan. 15 photo, President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks at the PBS’s Executive Session at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. “We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, what I think has been the most successful public-private partnership — how ironic it would be if we were defunded this year,” said Kerger. (Willy Sanjuan | Invision)

Lack of comma sense ignites debate after ruling in $10M suit

PORTLAND, Maine — It all came down to a missing comma, and not just any one. And it’s reignited a longstanding debate over whether the… Continue reading

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, the chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday on the restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press)

9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone

WASHINGTON — Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime… Continue reading

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, the chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday on the restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press)

US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

HONOLULU — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were… Continue reading

Trump tax bill would have been slashed by his plans

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by pledging no tax cuts for the wealthy, but newly leaked pages from his 2005 taxes demonstrate… Continue reading

Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection… Continue reading

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders, right, wait to take their turn in the closing debate at parliament in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe. (Phil Nijhuis HH POOL via AP)

Dutch Trump loses at the polls

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the… Continue reading

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders, right, wait to take their turn in the closing debate at parliament in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe. (Phil Nijhuis HH POOL via AP)
In this Feb. 2 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, escorted by former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)

Gorsuch view on scope of Second Amendment a judicial mystery

Despite strong endorsements from some gun rights advocates, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has a slim appeals court record on the subject — a record… Continue reading

In this Feb. 2 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, escorted by former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)