Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because funding for a border wall with Mexico that Trump has promised is not included....

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a wide-ranging $854 billion bill that provides a fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funds the military and a host of civilian agencies. ...

Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before...

Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midter...

Official defends Trump plan to revamp Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official is rejecting claims by environmental groups that a plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act would "gut" crucial protections for threatened animal...

Congress must consider Kavanaugh nomination, pay the bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as la...

Challenge for Congress: Consider Kavanaugh, keep lights on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as la...

Trump names career official to lead National Park Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday named the superintendent of Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis for ...

Google Maps mistakenly shows 'McCain Senate Office Building'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google Maps isn't waiting for the Senate. Lawmakers are debating a proposal to rename a Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain, but Google Maps alre...

Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Arizona Sen. John McCain appears to be gaining bipartisan support, but success is far from assured. Se...

McCain stops cancer treatment as remarkable life nears end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. That from his family Friday. It's a likely indication that the w...

McCain's family says he's stopping medical treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday. ...

Senate backs $854B bill to fund health, education, military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved an $854 billion measure that funds much of the government, including $675 billion for the Defense Department. The bill combines military spe...

Trump plan rolls back Obama's coal emissions standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions ...

Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. It's expected to propose regulations that g...