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DeVos defends plan to eliminate Special Olympics funding

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from...

The Latest: DeVos defends cutting Special Olympics funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Education Department funding for the Special Olympics (all times local):___1:15 p.m.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending her proposal...

DeVos criticized over plan to cut Special Olympics funding

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing sharp pushback over a proposal to cut federal funding to the Special Olympics.Celebrities, politicians and activists have taken...

‘Carer-feeder’: Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kirsten Gillibrand had a flurry of pots on the stove and steak, haddock, peas, steamed vegetables and rice on the menu.She...

Looking ahead, Democrats jockey to be Pelosi’s heir apparent

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Nancy Pelosi moves closer to securing the votes to become House speaker, the stage is being set down-ballot for the...

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave.Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field...

California’s fiery former congressman Ron Dellums dies at 82

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, died Monday from cancer,...

DeVos faces withering criticism in House hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced tough questions from House Democrats on Tuesday on gun control, racial bias and civil rights as...

UN says airstrikes killed at least 115 in Yemen over 11...

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. human rights office said Tuesday it has verified the killings of 115 Yemeni civilians and other non-combatants in airstrikes...

Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, was shouted down Monday by young immigrants at an event in...