WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would reverse a federal judge's order to spill more water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill, approved 225-189, would prevent any changes in dam operations until 2022. It was sponsored by Republican Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, both of Washington state.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three Democratic senators on Wednesday stepped up their demands for more information about the former undercover spy President Donald Trump has picked to lead the CIA, and said the public has a right to know about her role in the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists after 9/11 as well as other "disturbing facts about her record."
Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate.
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal judges in New York have taken the unusual step of voting to keep U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in his job as the chief prosecutor in Manhattan in the absence of a nomination by President Donald Trump. Berman's Jan. 3 interim appointment by the Justice Department to oversee an office of over 220 prosecutors was set to expire May 4. Without a presidential nomination, judges were free to choose a U.S. attorney to serve until a permanent appointee is confirmed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House to discuss trade as he engages in negotiations around the globe. Trump tweeted before the meeting that they would be "talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade."
HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on the health of former President George H.W. Bush. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is out of intensive care after being hospitalized a day after his wife's funeral. Spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday that the 93-year-old former president has been moved to a regular patient room and is expected to remain at Houston Methodist Hospital for "several more days."
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta performed regular work for National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. during the 2016 election, according to a person with knowledge of the company's internal workings.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.
NEW YORK (AP) - To the Trump administration, the recovered missile fragments were incontrovertible proof that Iran was illicitly arming Yemen's Houthi rebels. Yet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is brushing it off as little more than cheese puffs.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on notice, telling The Associated Press if the U.S. pulls out of the nuclear deal, Iran "mostly likely" would abandon it, too.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta performed regular work for National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. during the 2016 election, according to person with knowledge of the company's internal workings.
Texas law gives police discretion to withhold information if a suspect dies in custody. Now, a year-long KXAN investigation is shedding light on this crucial need for police accountability, transparency and trust.
TxDOT’s new fee structure will be implemented with late fees at $4 per invoice and capping the fees at $48 for a 12-month period. The previous law allowed administrative fees up to $100 for each unpaid toll.