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Bid to silence ex-AG cited

posted: 03/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that President Donald Trump's administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing was later canceled by the House Intelligence Committee chairman.

Health care talks revive

posted: 03/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

House Republican leaders and the White House, under pressure from conservative activists, have restarted negotiations on GOP legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Alien's appeal keys on bad lawyer

updated: 03/29/2017 4:17 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court tried to figure out Tuesday whether immigrants should get a second chance in court when bad legal advice leads to a guilty plea and certain deportation.

California justice: 'Rule of law' at risk

updated: 03/29/2017 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, is fast emerging as one of the Trump administration's most vocal critics in the judiciary.

Kansas Medicaid expansion sails

updated: 03/29/2017 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Days after the failure of the Republican health bill in Washington, lawmakers in GOP-controlled Kansas voted to participate in a key part of the law it was meant to replace.

Iran missiles target of bipartisan bills

updated: 03/29/2017 4:11 a.m. Discuss

Senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

Russian tycoon: Willing to expound on Manafort

updated: 03/29/2017 4:08 a.m. Discuss

A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Trump orders reversal of Obama's climate policies

updated: 03/29/2017 4:07 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order intended to roll back most of President Barack Obama's climate-change legacy, celebrating the move as a way to promote energy independence and to restore thousands of lost coal-industry jobs.

Lawmakers urged to aid small utilities

updated: 03/29/2017 4:01 a.m. Discuss

A Greenbrier, Ark., man urged U.S. lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that would give small public utilities greater access to federally funded wastewater experts.

The nation in brief

posted: 03/29/2017 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Judge OKs waterline plan for Flint

Names and faces

updated: 03/29/2017 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Britain's Daily Mail tabloid has sparked complaints with a front-page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The photo of the two leaders published Tuesday displays their legs prominently alongside a headline that read "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!"

In the news

updated: 03/29/2017 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Ian Grillot, 24, wounded when he intervened in what authorities believe was a racially motivated shooting at a bar in Olathe, Kan., that left one man from India dead and another wounded, received a $100,000 check at a gala held by the India House in Houston.

Democrats in House seek Nunes' recusal

posted: 03/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- Top House Democrats on Monday called for the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to recuse himself from the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election, saying there's mounting evidence that he's too close to President Donald Trump.

Kushner to face Senate questions in Russia probe

updated: 03/28/2017 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin, according to administration and congressional officials.

Spicer: New office to update tech, infrastructure

posted: 03/28/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump appointed his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, to lead efforts to apply ideas and technologies from the business world to overhaul the federal government.

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