Republicans face renewed pressure on Mueller protection bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote no...

Trump to back major rewrite of sentencing laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to support the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. That's according to a senior...

The Latest: Rep. Jordan says GOP failed to keep its promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional Republicans' leadership elections (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio says the GOP lost it...

Congress should ban U.S. companies from giving in to Chinese pressure on Taiwan: Commission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended in its latest annual report published Wednesday that Congress should legislate against U.S. bus...

Mexican man who killed wife, 2 children set to die in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican citizen scheduled to be executed in Texas for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he is a "bip...

Trump ally Kevin McCarthy hopes to lead shrunken House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The speaker's gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus in closed-door elections that will determine party leadership and...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 14,...

Democrat Harder ousts California GOP US Rep. Denham

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham following an updated vote count Tuesday, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House sea...

Stung by election losses, House GOP weighs leadership choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustration, finger-pointing and questions spilled over a closed-door meeting of House Republicans Tuesday night as lawmakers sorted through an election defeat that cost them the maj...

Business Highlights

___ Amazon goes bicoastal: will open HQs in New York, DC suburb NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro are...

With J.K. Rowling's help, Jude Law builds a new Dumbledore

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the "Harry Potter" fil...

US October budget deficit jumps to $100.5 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase from a year ago that was primarily caused by quirks in the calendar. The Trea...

Trump administration sides with tribes in drilling dispute

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada, ...

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez speaks at Pelosi's office protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new members of Congress (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has joined about 20...

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they're in. ...