California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda

Gov. Jerry Brown is forcefully defending California's efforts to curb global warming, protect immigrants and expand health care, and he is vowing to fight the Trump administration if it tries to roll back the state's accomplishments

Trump to sign orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

President Donald Trump will sign orders Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns

Lawsuit: Trump businesses violate Constitution

A watchdog group is arguing in a lawsuit filed Monday that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments

Trump names his inauguration day a 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion'

President Trump has officially declared the day of his inauguration a national day of patriotism.


Sessions won’t recuse himself from handling Trump’s possible conflicts of interest if confirmed

Sen. Jeff Sessions says he won’t recuse himself from handling any potential conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump or his family members if confirmed as the nation’s next attorney general.

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in office

Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as CIA director

Mike Pompeo was confirmed as CIA director by the Senate on Monday, putting the conservative Kansas congressman in charge of an agency that is bracing for its most contentious relationship with the White House in decades.

Trump tells congressional leaders 3-5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

Days after being sworn in, President Donald Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with...

Bush ready to leave intensive care; wife Barbara goes home

Doctors say Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital Monday

Tillerson approved by Senate panel as secretary of state

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee split along party lines Monday to endorse Rex Tillerson as the country's next secretary of state, setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate that is all but guaranteed to succeed.

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions are off to a rocky start in Kazakhstan

Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law

Kansas man admits robbing Kansas bank to escape wife

A 70-year-old man who told investigators after robbing a Kansas bank that he'd rather be imprisoned than with his wife has admitted carrying out the holdup

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster

Gingrich: Madonna should be arrested for White House remark

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Madonna "ought to be arrested" for telling the crowd at the women's rights march in Washington that she's "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."

Some addicts so desperate they're taking pets' medication

Police said Heather Pereira had been intentionally wounding her dog and "vet shopping," visiting vet after vet to obtain prescription medication for her pet, then taking it.

Trump's 'running war' on the media undermines trust

Donald Trump's "running war" on the media is continuing into his presidency

Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

President Donald Trump spent part of his first full day as president berating the news media for its coverage of his inauguration