In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. A spokesman for Obama says the former president “fundamentally disagrees” with discrimination that targets people based on their religion. The statement alluded to but did not specifically mention President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees from several Muslim-majority countries. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais | The Associated Press file)

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

In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. A spokesman for Obama says the former president “fundamentally disagrees” with discrimination that targets people based on their religion. The statement alluded to but did not specifically mention President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees from several Muslim-majority countries. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais | The Associated Press file)
Mohamed Labidi, the vice-president of the mosque where an attack happened, is comforted by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, left, and Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume, right, during a news conference Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, about the fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Couillard both characterized the attack at the mosque during evening prayers as a terrorist act. Jacques Boissinot | The Canadian Press)

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

Mohamed Labidi, the vice-president of the mosque where an attack happened, is comforted by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, left, and Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume, right, during a news conference Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, about the fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Couillard both characterized the attack at the mosque during evening prayers as a terrorist act. Jacques Boissinot | The Canadian Press)
Washington state suing Trump over immigration order

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

Washington state suing Trump over immigration order

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

A passerby gives a homeless woman a cup of coffee. (Thinkstock file photo)

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

A passerby gives a homeless woman a cup of coffee. (Thinkstock file photo)
In this Nov. 9, 2016 photo, a Border Patrol vehicle drives by in Tecate, Calif., seen through a hole in the metal barrier that lines the border in Tecate, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump will direct the Homeland Security Department to start building a wall at the Mexican border. (Gregory Bull | The Associated Press file)

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

In this Nov. 9, 2016 photo, a Border Patrol vehicle drives by in Tecate, Calif., seen through a hole in the metal barrier that lines the border in Tecate, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump will direct the Homeland Security Department to start building a wall at the Mexican border. (Gregory Bull | The Associated Press file)
This June 24, 2009 photo shows actress Mary Tyler Moore before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Type 1 Diabetes Research on Capitol Hill in Washington. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press file)

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

This June 24, 2009 photo shows actress Mary Tyler Moore before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Type 1 Diabetes Research on Capitol Hill in Washington. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press file)

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

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

A Cascades ski patrol has been rescuing people since 1970s

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

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

So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump
Interior Secretary-designate, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Zinke, 55, a former Navy SEAL who just won his second term in Congress, was an early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump and, like his prospective boss, has expressed skepticism about the urgency of climate change.

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

Interior Secretary-designate, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Zinke, 55, a former Navy SEAL who just won his second term in Congress, was an early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump and, like his prospective boss, has expressed skepticism about the urgency of climate change.
Esteban Santiago, center, leaves the Broward County jail for a hearing in federal court Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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

Esteban Santiago, center, leaves the Broward County jail for a hearing in federal court Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This Feb. 3, 1999 photo shows a female Canada lynx heading for the woods after being released near South Fork, Colorado. In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

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

This Feb. 3, 1999 photo shows a female Canada lynx heading for the woods after being released near South Fork, Colorado. In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
A bald eagle is perched on a railing on the side of Glacier Highway in July 2016. Audubon Society bird counters found the number of bald eagles in 2015 were double the 1995 count. Some farmers and conservationists say the resurgence of the American bald eagle has come at a price.

The bald and the bold: Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

PORTLAND, Maine — The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.The resurgence of the bald eagle is one… Continue reading

A bald eagle is perched on a railing on the side of Glacier Highway in July 2016. Audubon Society bird counters found the number of bald eagles in 2015 were double the 1995 count. Some farmers and conservationists say the resurgence of the American bald eagle has come at a price.

What airport shooting tells us about cops, mentally ill

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska,… Continue reading

In this May 17, 1967 photo, Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at the University of California administration building in Berkeley, California.

King’s shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists

PHILADELPHIA — For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony,… Continue reading

In this May 17, 1967 photo, Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at the University of California administration building in Berkeley, California.

Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.’s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a… Continue reading

Fact check: Exxon Mobil lobbying at odds with claim

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied Wednesday that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid… Continue reading