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Senate confirms Eugene Scalia as Trump's new labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed lawyer Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as President Donald Trump's new labor secretary. ...

Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven't had enough time to scour his record of leg...

Trump's Cabinet has had more ex-lobbyists than Obama or Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight. The Cabinet ...

EPA to reduce use of animal testing in predicting hazards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to sharply cut its use of animals in testing for hazards. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a directive to seni...

Juul exec: Never intended vaping device to be used by teens

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive for vaping giant Juul Labs told House lawmakers Thursday that his company never intended its electronic cigarette to be adopted by underage teenagers and is working t...

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintena...

Rules that control drive time for truckers set to be relaxed

OPAL, Va. (AP) — Truck driver Lucson Francois was forced to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania. He'd reached the maximum number of hours in a day he's all...

A hefty donation to Trump's inaugural comes under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and all he's got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation...

Libyan National Army led by Hifter hires US lobbying firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter has hired a lobbying firm to assist it in forging better relations with the U.S. government. ...

GOP adviser rejects deal to lobby against Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP political consultant and one of President Donald Trump's harshest Republican critics has backed out of a six-figure agreement to lobby against potential U.S. sanctions on Russi...

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad echoes objections from drugmakers by warning that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing ...

Former House lawmakers join Washington lobbying firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former New York congressman unseated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to work for a powerhouse lobbying firm. Squire Patton Boggs announced Tuesday tha...

House Dems want Treasury records on Russian sanctions move

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senior House Democrats are demanding Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin turn over documents that would show how his department decided to lift financial sanctions against three ...

No winners in a govt shutdown? You haven't met Brandon Judd

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. Hi...

No winners in a govt shutdown? You haven't met Brandon Judd

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. Hi...