Congress OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown


Congress has easily approved a short-term spending bill that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend

Trump to address NRA, raise money for key Congress race

President Donald Trump to become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years.

MS-13 on Long Island: A look at 11 suspected victims

Authorities believe 11 killings on New York's Long Island since the start of the school year the work of the street gang MS-13

Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive

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Full honors for Filipino-American WWII vet who died at 101

A military funeral will be held Saturday for a New York woman who joined the U.S. Coast Guard after surviving months of torture by the Japanese for helping Filipino guerrillas during World War II

As number of adoptions drops, many U.S. agencies face strains

A convergence of trends makes this an especially challenging time for adoption in the United States

GOP backs down from latest push on health care repeal

Despite pressure from the White House, House GOP leaders determined Thursday night that they don’t have the votes to pass a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act and will not seek to put their proposal on the floor today.

Trump says he reversed major NAFTA decision after pleas from Mexico, Canada

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has decided to wait to start the formal process of withdrawing of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement after calls from the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests

Senate confirms Alexander Acosta as labor secretary

The Senate voted to confirm Alexander Acosta as labor secretary Thursday, elevating the Florida law school dean and former U.S. attorney for Florida’s southern district to fill one of the last of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet-level...

Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities

Trump tax plan leaves heavy lifting to Congress, Ryan

President Donald Trump's tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to House Speaker Paul Ryan

Amtrak accelerating Penn Station work, rail delays expected

Accelerated repair work at New York's Penn Station beginning next month will cause further delays for already beleaguered commuters

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias and deep canyons as well as oceans habitat

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to create an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The Pentagon is getting greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria

After 13 years at Saturn, Cassini spacecraft is ready for its grand finale

On Wednesday, NASA’s running-on-empty space probe will dive into the mysterious space between the cloud tops of Saturn and the inner edge of its majestic rings.

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Connecticut Democrats need a reboot

State Democrats might be expected to do well, in the time of Trump, but voters next election will...

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