Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities...
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:27 AM PDT
AP Interview: US Pilot Describes Challenges of Bombing ISIS
The crowded skies over Islamic State-held territory have complicated U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe, an American pilot involved in the...
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:11 AM PDT
US New Home Sales Rise Despite Higher Mortgage Rates
Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July.
New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...
Syrian government forces are besieging the last ISIS stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring...
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 02:52 PM PDT
Death Rates Up For Middle Age Whites With Little Education
A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses...
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:50 PM PDT
Top Senate Democrat Vows Filibuster Against Gorsuch
The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reach...
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:06 AM PDT
‘Bizarre’ Behavior by House Intel Committee Leaders: McCain
After a high-stakes back and forth between the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Sen. John McCain said partisan bickering has cost Congress its credibility to investigate...
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:22 AM PDT
Trump Jr. Called a 'Disgrace' for Criticizing London Mayor
Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city.
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White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote
Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote...
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 06:42 PM PDT
Trucker: 'Surreal' to Be Topic of Supreme Court Nomination
During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down...