Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:01:46 GMT2016-09-29T17:01:46Z
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:01:46 GMT2016-09-29T17:01:46ZWASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Republican Thursday warned that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama's veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have "unintended ramifications" and that lawmakers should discuss fixes to the measure.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:14 GMT2016-09-29T17:00:14ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:13 GMT2016-09-29T17:00:13ZWASHINGTON (AP) - The White House saw it coming, but still it stung.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:58:23 GMT2016-09-29T16:58:23ZHillary Clinton has wrestled with allegations surrounding her husband's infidelities for much of their 40-year marriage, including a sexual harassment lawsuit, a grand jury investigation and an impeachment vote centered on his untruthfulness about a relationship with a White House intern.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:40:35 GMT2016-09-29T16:40:35ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:36:19 GMT2016-09-29T16:36:19ZAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet's core systems.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:34:06 GMT2016-09-29T16:34:06ZWASHINGTON (AP) - The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:27:07 GMT2016-09-29T15:27:07ZWASHINGTON (AP) - With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:18:39 GMT2016-09-29T15:18:39ZThe Philadelphia Parking Authority's board chairman denounced the "inexcusable conduct" of its former executive director and named two interim replacements at Thursday morning's board meeting.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:16:13 GMT2016-09-29T15:16:13ZWASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is highlighting new steps to help average working people, including paid sick leave for some.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:45:02 GMT2016-09-29T14:45:02ZDonald Trump has a serious weight problem: He can't seem to stop criticizing the girth of others.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:32:41 GMT2016-09-29T14:32:41ZDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia's lobbying and warnings to Congress were not enough to blunt the passing of legislation allowing families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the kingdom for the attacks.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:26:55 GMT2016-09-29T14:26:55ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:24:36 GMT2016-09-29T14:24:36ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Call it a brain freeze, another "Aleppo moment," or a mere campaign stumble, but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:18:31 GMT2016-09-29T14:18:31ZWASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Wednesday there have been additional "attempted intrusions" in voter registration databases beyond what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:16:50 GMT2016-09-29T14:16:50ZDENVER (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department turned over documents to Congress on Wednesday in response to a subpoena demanding information about how the cost of a Denver-area VA hospital soared more than $1 billion over budget.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:12:06 GMT2016-09-29T14:12:06ZKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:11:15 GMT2016-09-29T14:11:15ZCORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) - While Donald Trump talks tough about dealing with China, his old military prep school is building bridges to that country.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:08:17 GMT2016-09-29T14:08:17ZSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation Thursday to automatically enroll nearly 7 million people in a retirement savings account, an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:59:50 GMT2016-09-29T13:59:50ZWASHINGTON (AP) - More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely beneficiary, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:58:34 GMT2016-09-29T13:58:34ZWASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will take up the Obama administration's appeal of lower court rulings making it harder to deport immigrants who've been convicted of crimes.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:51:09 GMT2016-09-29T13:51:09ZMANHEIM, Pa. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in central Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:49:23 GMT2016-09-29T13:49:23ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Republican lawmakers may question the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state, but they should not question the investigation's thoroughness, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday as he again defended the agency's actions.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:15:08 GMT2016-09-29T12:15:08ZCALAIS, France — So far, Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border is all talk. Last week, France and Britain actually began building one along theirs.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:55 GMT2016-09-29T12:00:55Z
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:49:45 GMT2016-09-29T11:49:45ZFORT LEE, Va. (AP) - Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hoped the controversy would spark Americans to listen to others' concerns and not just go into separate corners.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:40:45 GMT2016-09-29T11:40:45ZThe head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority resigned Wednesday after two sexual-harassment scandals and mounting criticism of how the agency handled the complaints.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:32:45 GMT2016-09-29T11:32:45ZHAVANA (AP) - A top Cuban diplomat on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump's threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party government meets the Republican presidential candidate's demands.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:33 GMT2016-09-29T05:33:33ZHARRISBURG - In a sometimes personal speech, Gov. Wolf urged legislators Wednesday to help him enact a half-dozen measures that he hopes would slow the opioid epidemic that last year took nearly 3,500 lives across the state.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:32 GMT2016-09-29T05:33:32ZMichelle Obama urged young people to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton during a speech Wednesday at La Salle University, telling them their votes could be crucial for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:31 GMT2016-09-29T05:33:31ZJersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, once considered a favorite for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2017, announced Wednesday that he would not run, jolting a race that has been underway at least since Gov. Christie won reelection in 2013.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:11 GMT2016-09-29T05:33:11ZNEWARK, N.J. - The former Port Authority official who plotted the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September 2013 testified Wednesday that he told Gov. Christie's press secretary a couple of months later that the traffic jams had been implemented to punish a mayor who had refused to endorse Christie's reelection campaign.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:33:09 GMT2016-09-29T05:33:09ZThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided that Act 13, the state Legislature's 2012 attempt to accommodate the shale gas industry, is an unconstitutional "special law" that benefits specific groups or industries.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:24 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:24ZAiming to close the pay gap between men and women, Philadelphia City Council will consider barring employers from asking applicants how much they made in previous jobs.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:31:22 GMT2016-09-29T05:31:22ZHARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf has called it a public health crisis and an epidemic, crisscrossing Pennsylvania for more than a year to participate in roundtables and work sessions on how to combat prescription drug and heroin addiction.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:11 GMT2016-09-29T04:00:11ZNEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey's highest-ranking executive appointee at the Port Authority told Gov. Christie at a 9/11 commemorative event in 2013 that there were massive traffic jams in Fort Lee and that the governor would be "pleased to know" the agency was not returning the mayor's phone calls, the architect of the plot testified Tuesday.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:09:05 GMT2016-09-29T02:09:05ZWASHINGTON (AP) - Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:51:12 GMT2016-09-29T01:51:12Z
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:36:07 GMT2016-09-29T01:36:07ZCOUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing no sign of making big changes to his message or debate preparation before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton. The outspoken Republican nominee instead pressed ahead with an aggressive strategy focused on speaking directly to his white, working-class loyalists across the Midwest.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:18:08 GMT2016-09-29T01:18:08ZSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:41:43 GMT2016-09-29T00:41:43ZNEW YORK (AP) - "Saturday Night Live" has made a YUGE decision: It has chosen Alec Baldwin to impersonate GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:36:08 GMT2016-09-28T22:36:08ZWASHINGTON (AP) - The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:23:59 GMT2016-09-28T22:23:59ZHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Legislation to tighten the rules around borrowing by Pennsylvania's municipalities has the unanimous approval of state senators in an effort to avoid a repeat of its capital city's near-bankruptcy.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:23:15 GMT2016-09-28T22:23:15ZCONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A state law that prohibits voters from posting photos of their ballots online suppresses a large swath of political speech and is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:00:21 GMT2016-09-28T22:00:21ZWASHINGTON (AP) - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:10 GMT2016-09-28T21:45:10ZDURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Appealing to elusive young voters, Hillary Clinton turned to former primary adversary Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to connect with millennials drawn to third-party candidates threatening to act as spoilers in the 2016 campaign.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:06:57 GMT2016-09-28T21:06:57ZNEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge in New Jersey has set a September 2017 trial date for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery and fraud charges.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:55:19 GMT2016-09-28T20:55:19ZAt Monday night's debate, Donald Trump was called out for stiffing the people who work for him.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:00:54 GMT2016-09-28T20:00:54Z
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:33:17 GMT2016-09-28T18:33:17ZSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State is dedicating an entire course this fall to one person: Donald Trump.