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Trump isn't going to get the health care victory he wants

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:58:35 GMT

President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. But at least the government probably won't be shut down - for at least another week.




Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:08:32 GMT

Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait - again. New government rules to help people find out how many calories are in their restaurant meals are set to go into effect next week after years of delays.




Kenneth Williams: Arkansas moving ahead with 4th execution in 8 days

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:26:41 GMT

Arkansas won approval from the nation's highest court to execute its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, allowing the state to wrap up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Kenneth Williams, allowing officials to proceed with plans to put the condemned killer to death.




Court: Employers can pay women less based on past salaries

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:36:37 GMT

Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers' previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling that said pay differences based exclusively on prior salaries were discriminatory under the federal Equal Pay Act.




EPA chief to skip Republican gala after ethics complaint

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:14:31 GMT

In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint on April 25 against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a planned May 5 appearance as the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party's annual gala dinner.




Boy, 15, arrested over murder of ex-Navy officer run down with own car

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:39:09 GMT

The youth from south Manchester was arrested on Thursday morning and is also being questioned in custody on suspicion of burglary. He is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the death of Mike Samwell, 35, from Chorlton, Manchester, in the early hours of Sunday April 23. A 29-year-old man from south Manchester remains in custody after he was arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of murder and burglary.




Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:39:08 GMT

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned by authorities when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign government-sourced money without "advance approval" from the Pentagon, according to documents released Thursday by the ranking Democrat on a House oversight committee. Flynn, a former U.S. Army lieutenant general and Defense Intelligence Agency chief, was later paid tens of thousands of dollars for his work on behalf of foreign interests, including Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and a Turkish-owned company linked to Turkey's government.




Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:37:13 GMT

Moore, who was the suspended Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, said he filed ... . Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his plan to run for U.S. Senate during a news conference Wednesday, April 26, 2017, on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.




Trump team softens war talk but vows other pressure on North Korea

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:54:35 GMT

The Trump administration has said it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme. The news came as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly dangerous US adversary.




Chaffetz to miss 3-4 weeks for surgery

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:39:42 GMT

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who announced last week he would not seek re-election in 2018, said Wednesday he would miss three to four weeks of work due to foot surgery. He made the announcement on Instagram, saying the surgery was to remove hardware that had been inserted into his foot after an accident 12 years ago.




News Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:19:43 GMT

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Advisers and aides with a direct line to the president

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:50:26 GMT

During his 100 days in office, Donald Trump has come to rely on a select group of close advisers and aides, both in a professional and a personal capacity. Here are some of those with a direct line to the president.




Bridge-building followed UK's dismissal of candidate Trump

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:50:25 GMT

With British governments often accused of being too hung up on the so-called special relationship with Washington, the fact then US president-elect Donald Trump rang a slew of other leaders before Theresa May following his shock election triumph served as a wake-up call for Downing Street. Accused of taking a Hillary Clinton victory for granted and failing to forge links with the firebrand Republican standard bearer for the White House, Number 10 scrambled to try and build bridges.




Donald Trump on first 100 days: It's a different kind of presidency

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:50:24 GMT

He has startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. "It's a different kind of a presidency," he said in an Oval Office interview as he approaches the key presidential benchmark of 100 days in office.




Candidates for U.S. citizenship take the oath of allegiance

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:22:45 GMT

Millions of naturalized citizens could be at risk for providing false statements under the Justice Department's interpretation of a federal law, but the Supreme Court appeared dubious. Lose citizenship for fibbing? Supreme Court justices fume Millions of naturalized citizens could be at risk for providing false statements under the Justice Department's interpretation of a federal law, but the Supreme Court appeared dubious.




Jury deliberating in eye doctor's $105M Medicare fraud case

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:40:42 GMT

A jury has begun deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who is accused separately of bribing a U.S. senator. After a two-month trial, jurors in West Palm Beach on Wednesday began deciding the fate of Dr. Salomon Melgen.




US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:42:50 GMT

U.S. military vehicle moves as South Korean police officers try to block residents and protesters who oppose a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in ... . In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan is greeted as it arrives in Busan, South Korea, for a sc... .