• Study: Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's health care priorities might end up backfiring. The White House has suggested it might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed "Obamacare" subsidies. But a study from a...

  • Ivanka Trump advocates for women, girls in trip to Berlin

    Updated: 7 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs. Back home, the first daughter's plan to...

  • Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

    Updated: 20 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are progressing toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend. A major hurdle came down when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with...

  • Companies decry Trump plan to eliminate Energy Star program

    Updated: 24 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest manufacturers are among more than 1,000 U.S. companies urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program, which promotes efficiency in home and business products. President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate...

  • Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares are higher in Asia, tracking the rally sparked by the outcome of France's vote. Hopes for U.S. tax reform and a compromise on the U.S. budget deadline also lifted sentiment. Japan's benchmark gained as the dollar remained near the 110 yen level, helping shares of...

  • Wells Fargo to face irritated shareholders at annual meeting

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors will face irritated investors Tuesday for the first big shareholder meeting since the scandal over the bank's sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation. The bank has changed...

  • Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his...

  • Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early 2017

    ELI McVEY, Marijuana Business Daily / AP Member Exchange
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado's marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures through the first two months of 2017. Combined sales of medical and recreational marijuana in January and February 2017 totaled over $235 million,...

  • Trump slaps tariff on Canadian softwood lumber

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Monday to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada, escalating an intensifying trade dispute between the two countries. The president announced the decision during a gathering with...

  • O'Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out." "I am sad that I'm not on television anymore," he said in an episode Monday of his personal website's...

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