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Divided Senate confirms Ratcliffe as intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Senate confirmed John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence on Thursday, with Democrats refusing to support the nomination...

Clinton and Patterson again team up for political thriller

NEW YORK (AP) - After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller....

Meatpacking safety recommendations are largely unenforceable

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little...

Senate confirms Ratcliffe as national intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, installing a new head of the nation's...

China lawmakers gather as doubts swirl over pandemic safety

BEIJING (AP) - China is convening its biggest political gathering of the year and President Donald Trump has said he is considering meeting with...

Democrats decry ‘pandemic of pollution’ under Trump’s EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's moves to roll back environmental regulations during the coronavirus crisis, with one senator saying...

Graduation ceremonies draw thousands despite pandemic fears

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - High schools nationwide have canceled or postponed traditional graduation ceremonies to avoid worsening the spread of the new coronavirus, but...

Sen. Graham plans vote to subpoena Russia probe officials

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is scheduling a vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 current and...

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democrats say the State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump last week was investigating possible impropriety in a massive...

Barr says he doesn’t envision investigations of Biden, Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he did not expect an investigation into the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation...