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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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