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Senate poised to make firing VA employees easier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is poised to approve legislation to make firing employees easier for the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. It's part...

Time dwindling for major successes on GOP legislative agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill have made it through nearly half their first year in power...

Gun-owners fear regulation from unlikely place: Hearing aids

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable has generated resistance from an unlikely quarter: a gun rights group.Gun...

Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any...

Study: New taxes could fund universal California health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a...

Shulkin stresses ‘lot of work to do’ to fix beleaguered VA

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin warned Wednesday that the VA is "still in critical condition" despite efforts that predate his tenure...

States take steps to entice minority marijuana entrepreneurs

Some states that have legalized marijuana are encouraging minorities to enter the growing cannabis industry after years of drug enforcement that had a disproportionate...

Poll: GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out...

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle...

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping...