Nation/World

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

Trump Climate Plan

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind, or flag for...

Business , National

AP Exclusive: Lottery manager still on job after firing

Illinois Budget Lottery

CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state’s $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making more money that could be funneled into education and construction projects. Then the company missed sales goals, and two governors tried to fire...


National

Trump seeks research, education cuts to offset defense boost

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump asked Congress to slash nearly $18 billion from medical research, education and other programs for the remainder of the current fiscal year to finance construction of a border wall and build up the military. The recommended cuts, which are likely to be...


National

A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Notable events in the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Dec. 2014 — Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline...


National

Ryan backs Nunes as intelligence chairman spurns recusal

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. House Speaker Paul Ryan backed the embattled chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, as Devin Nunes lashed back Tuesday at Democratic calls for him to recuse himself from his panel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the U.S. election. “No,” Ryan said Tuesday when...


National

Asia analyst forced to withdraw from think tank position for earlier Trump

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Patrick Cronin, a widely respected Asia analyst who had been selected to run a Pentagon-funded think tank, turned down the position under pressure because he had signed a letter last year opposing President Donald Trump’s candidacy, according to U.S....


National

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

Health Overhaul Birth Control

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future....


Business , National

Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

Oil Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn’t end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the pipeline is good news...


National

Former defense secretary Ashton Carter joins Harvard Kennedy School

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Former secretary of defense Ashton Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching students and serving as director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the university announced Tuesday. After finishing his 35-year career in national...


National

Bill O'Reilly compared a black congresswoman's hair to a 'James Brown wig'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly seemed to disparage a senior African American congresswoman because of the lawmaker’s appearance - comparing her hair to a “James Brown wig.” In a “Fox & Friends” segment Tuesday morning, O’Reilly replayed a speech Rep. Maxine Waters, D-...


National

Oakland found building lacked sprinklers before deadly blaze

Oakland Building Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Inspectors discovered that a California building in a rundown neighborhood lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed four low-income residents. Officials uncovered multiple...


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