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Germans groan at Trump praise

updated: 04/26/2017 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses Tuesday from an audience in Berlin while defending her father's attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as "politics" during her first overseas trip as a White House adviser.

Breitbart News denied Capitol press pass

updated: 04/26/2017 4:05 a.m. Comment 1

Breitbart News Network, a media organization once headed by Stephen Bannon, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, isn't qualified to hold a congressional press pass, a committee of journalists who oversee news media access to Congress decided Tuesday.

U.S. keeps fighting birth-control suits

updated: 04/26/2017 4:02 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump promised religious groups he would reverse the previous administration's requirement that employers provide birth control to their employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Mayors meet AG, say alien policy still hazy

updated: 04/26/2017 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Mayors from several U.S. cities threatened with the loss of federal grants emerged from a meeting with the U.S. attorney general Tuesday saying they remain confused about how to prove their police aren't prohibited from cooperating with immigration authorities -- a requirement for the money.

NYC gun-graft probe grows

updated: 04/26/2017 3:57 a.m. Discuss

Three retired police officers and a former Brooklyn prosecutor were charged on Tuesday in a widening federal corruption investigation into the New York City Police Department and its gun-licensing division.

S. Korea missile-shield work starts

posted: 04/26/2017 3:54 a.m. Discuss

The United States and South Korea began installing key elements of an advanced missile-defense system in a rural southern area early this morning, a day after North Korea held huge artillery drills to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of its military.

Deal near on health care overhaul, sources say

updated: 04/26/2017 3:51 a.m. Discuss

White House officials and several Republican lawmakers claimed Tuesday that they were nearing a deal on health care legislation with the House Freedom Caucus, with at least three leading figures in the hard-line group ready to support an overhaul after the collapse of talks last month.

In about-face, Trump racks up executive orders

posted: 04/26/2017 3:49 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories quickly by turning to a presidential tool he once derided.

Whitson surpasses U.S space record

posted: 04/26/2017 3:46 a.m. Discuss

Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump.

The nation in brief

updated: 04/26/2017 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Ex-Marine to lead Secret Service

Names and faces

updated: 04/26/2017 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on The Bachelor two years ago, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of causing a deadly accident and leaving the scene. Soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the ABC reality show, was behind the wheel of a pickup that rear-ended a tractor Monday night in northern Iowa, the Iowa State Patrol said.

In the news

updated: 04/26/2017 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Eric Merritt, a firefighter working a smoky apartment fire in Knoxville, Tenn., called to a father dangling a 1-month-old infant out of an upper-floor window to drop the newborn, whom Merritt then caught in his arms after the child fell about 25 feet.

Trudeau: Tariffs thicken border

posted: 04/26/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer from what he called a "thickening" border, a day after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalated.

Immigration bill protested

posted: 04/26/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

On Sunday, Texas state Rep. Victoria Neave attended Mass at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Dallas, asked the priest for a blessing and received Holy Communion.

Wall a barrier to spending bill

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday, days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.

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