The Latest: Gillibrand labels Trump tweet a 'sexual smear'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and sexual harassment (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ...

The Latest: Trump says Moore had deck 'stacked against him'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate election (all times local): 6:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to initially back Sen. Lut...

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contr...

Franken, soon-to-be-gone, but back at Senate job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al Franken is the Senate's dead man walking, still doing his day job despite his soon-to-be-gone status. The two-term Minnesota lawmaker told a somber Senate last T...

Tillerson says US open to possible talks with NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is open to possible talks with North Korea. And he is calling it "unrealistic" to expect the nuclear-armed country to come to the table r...

FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome ...

GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above w...

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and Presiden...

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald T...

Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spe...

Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug Jones

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state's new U.S. senat...

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." ...

Trump will not send U.S. Navy to Taiwan: former AIT officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States President Donald Trump is unlikely to send Navy vessels to Taiwan any time soon, said former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) officials Richard Bush and Do...

Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber's botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search ...

Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and ...