Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has decided to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions placed on the sale by the Obama adminis...

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. EP...

David Friedman sworn in as Trump's US ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bankruptcy attorney David Friedman has been sworn in as U.S. envoy to Israel, becoming President Donald Trump's first ambassador to take office. Vice President Mike...

Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interfe...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 29 The Telegraph, UK, on Britain formally beginning the process to leav...

The Latest: Groups sue to stop Trump's effort to boost coal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on legal challenges to President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back steps taken by his predecessor to curb global warming. (all times local): 2 p.m...

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want...

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to...

Benched legal analyst returns to Fox, stands by story

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel legal analyst Andrew Napolitano returned to the air Wednesday, saying he stood by his claim about spying on President Donald Trump that got him benched by the network ...

DeVos says predecessor for wasting money on school reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her predecessor wasted billions of dollars trying to fix traditional public schools. DeVos says former Education Secretary Arne...

The Latest: Wyden wants review of Russia-Trump relationships

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional maneuvering around investigations into Russian meddling into United States politics (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A De...

No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

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...

China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules

BEIJING (AP) — China's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. restrictions on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global ...

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

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...

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee is refusing to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations bring new cr...