Hawaii bill would legalize prostitution industry

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the state after the speaker of the House introduced a bill that would also legalize buying… Continue reading

Documents show Trump retains direct tie to businesses

WASHINGTON — New documents confirm that President Donald Trump retains a direct tie to his business interests through a revocable trust now being overseen by… Continue reading

Syrian mom in Trump lawsuit: ‘It’s unfair’ son stuck abroad

SEATTLE — When war broke out in Syria and the kidnappings began, Reema Duhman used a three-hour curfew to slip out of the country in… Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch skeptical of gov’t regulations

Neil Gorsuch, named Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is known for his clear, colloquial writing, advocacy for court review… Continue reading

Alaska expects more than 1 million cruise passengers this year

NEW YORK — A demand for more in-depth experiences — from learning how to scuba dive to dining in a private home in port —… Continue reading

Breaking silence, Obama speaks out on Trump immigrants order

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders, breaking his silence on… Continue reading

Police now say 1 suspect in Canada mosque shooting

QUEBEC CITY — A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada’s prime minister called… Continue reading

Washington state suing Trump over immigration order

SEATTLE — Washington state’s attorney general said Monday he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with… Continue reading

AP Fact Check: New Trump salvo on voter fraud lacks evidence

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his widely debunked claims of massive voter fraud by encouraging the work of a Texas man… Continue reading

Hawaii bill would classify homelessness as medical condition

HONOLULU — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical… Continue reading

Trump moves to ‘build that wall’ with Mexico, curb refugees

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border… Continue reading

Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says

NEW YORK — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women… Continue reading

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul… Continue reading

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding… Continue reading

A Cascades ski patrol has been rescuing people since 1970s

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — Dylan Currie knows what it’s like to get into trouble in the backcountry. About a decade ago in British Columbia, on… Continue reading

Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation’s 45th president

WASHINGTON — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking… Continue reading

So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for… Continue reading

Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is… Continue reading

Shooter blamed ‘mind control,’ IS ties

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he was… Continue reading

GOP targets Endangered Species Act for big changes

BILLINGS, Mont. — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species… Continue reading