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HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal experts said Wednesday that Housing Secretary Ben Carson likely did not violate federal law when he appeared with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally. ...

Carson pledges to fight homelessness amid budget cut plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson is pledging to "work toward a time when no family is without a home" — even as the Trump administration seeks sharp budget cuts that critics say would le...

Carson talks fiscal responsibility as senators question cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson defended the sharp budget cuts facing his agency even as he promised senators Wednesday that he would strive to help the most vulnerable Americans. ...

Housing chief steps up public profile in coming weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's point man on housing, Ben Carson, takes on a higher profile this month in Washington — an opportunity to spell out his vision on federal housing policy, and ...

Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more. Plenty of la...

Q&A: A look at the electronics ban on some flights

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tabl...

HUD could face steep cuts, but Carson says numbers early

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson is trying to reassure his agency that budget cuts may not be as steep as housing advocates fear. The Trump administration is reported t...

Next up in the Senate: Ben Carson, slated for HUD vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Trump administration Cabinet nominee up for a vote in the Senate is celebrated neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Approval is expected when senators vote Thursday on President Donald ...

IRS impostor scam robs elderly Americans of life savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the top complaint to a U.S. Senate hotline for seniors: fraudsters posing as IRS agents, threatening arrests and demanding money. Treasury Department official ...

Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group says it happens and ...

The Latest: Charter school backer seeks rejection of DeVos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Billionaire philanthropist and public education...

DeVos nomination on thin ice with 2 GOP senators opposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's nomination of school choice activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary is on thin ice after two Republican senators vowed to vote against her. DeVos...

2 Republican senators won't support DeVos nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary could be in trouble. Two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska —...

Day before inauguration, State Department lacks interim boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a little more than a day before Donald Trump becomes president and he still has no one ready to run American diplomacy until his nominee is confirmed. And with Russian-sponsored...

DeVos: Won't dismantle public schools as education secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about he...