Democrats, watchdog seek Trump's ethics waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administratio...

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for mi...

Gore says Trump can't stop climate movement

CANNES, France (AP) — Al Gore says that the first four months of Donald Trump's presidency have proven that no one person can stop the climate movement, "not even the president." The...

Parade organizers support honoring Puerto Rican nationalist

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of New York's Puerto Rican Day parade are standing firm in a decision to honor a nationalist recently released from prison. In a statement Monday, organize...

Defense and aerospace companies lead US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Monday morning as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Defense contractors are making some of the largest gains and materials makers, technolog...

Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey and burgeoning investigations into possible connections between Trump's presidential campaign and Ru...

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place." ...

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only ap...

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is "maybe not as difficult as people have thought," President Donald Trump will make his first visi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2017. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 199...

Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only ap...

In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and ...

Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is offering assurances that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest reali...

Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On the first day of his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear h...

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications o...