Nation/World

Scaramucci fired as White House communications director after just 10 days

New White House chief of staff exerts control.

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Senate gives House Republicans little cover on health care in 2018

House Republicans in targeted districts are likely to continue to face tough questions about a deeply unpopular piece of legislation.

  • Jul 31st, 2017
Man held after deadly king cobras smuggled into U.S. in potato chip cans

Man held after deadly king cobras smuggled into U.S. in potato chip cans

A monthslong investigation also involved the seizure of a young crocodile, three alligator snapping turtles and five diamond back terrapins.

  • Jul 26th, 2017
Man held after deadly king cobras smuggled into U.S. in potato chip cans

Participant in Cliven Bundy standoff sentenced to 68 years in prison

Cliven Bundy’s trial is scheduled for later this year.

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Pentagon caught off guard by Trump’s ban on transgender troops

The sudden blanket ban on all transgender troops seemed to take everyone by surprise in its scope.

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Senate defies Trump on call to investigate Hillary Clinton

Senate Republicans say Trump is wrong in prodding his attorney general.

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Senate Republicans ponder ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare

Running out of options

  • Jul 26th, 2017

As Trump wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

The 2 million-member American Legion launched a campaign to reduce marijuana restrictions.

  • Jul 25th, 2017

GOP, conservative media circle wagons around Trump’s ‘beleaguered’ attorney general

President Trump has gone after Sessions on Twitter since Saturday, calling him “beleaguered” and “weak.”

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Now Republicans’ Obamacare repeal effort gets real

The politics were on full display Tuesday.

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for Paul Manafort to testify

Negotiations for him to testify voluntarily broke down.

  • Jul 25th, 2017

SpaceX may have canceled Red Dragon project

Mission to Mars

  • Jul 23rd, 2017

Spicer resigns amid White House shake-up of press and legal teams

Spicer hasn’t given a press briefing since June 23.

  • Jul 21st, 2017

O.J. Simpson granted parole

He could be out of prison as early as October.

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Congress is irked with Trump over health care, but isn’t ready to abandon him yet

Trump is “frustrated” and “bewildered” with the legislative process.

  • Jul 18th, 2017
Their boat was gone as darkness fell. But two lost divers had a flashlight — and buddies
Their boat was gone as darkness fell. But two lost divers had a flashlight — and buddies

McCain absence gives GOP more time to win — or lose — health care votes

And it could bring the focus back to the chamber’s various Russia investigations.

  • Jul 17th, 2017
State lotteries fight ‘jackpot fatigue,’ casino competition

State lotteries fight ‘jackpot fatigue,’ casino competition

In 22 of the 44 states with lotteries, revenue declined between 2014 and 2015.

  • Jul 17th, 2017
State lotteries fight ‘jackpot fatigue,’ casino competition

Nevada addresses pot shortage

Growing pains for recreational marijuana

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Protester’s conviction for laughing in Sessions hearing overturned

Judge rules that laughter alone was insufficient for conviction.

  • Jul 15th, 2017