So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:24

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.

Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:07

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world’s temperature and human activity is a major reason.

Shooter blamed 'mind control,' IS ties

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:03
FBI confirms: Gun used in airport shooting is the same weapon Anchorage police seized and then returned
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

GOP targets Endangered Species Act for big changes

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:38

BILLINGS, Mont.

The bald and the bold: Eagles' resurgence comes at a price

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:48

PORTLAND, Maine - The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready. The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of America's greatest conservation success stories.

What airport shooting tells us about cops, mentally ill

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:47

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska, telling agents the government was controlling his mind and that he was having terroristic thoughts.

King's shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:46

PHILADELPHIA - For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony, a gifted orator.

Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:01
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.'s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a blockade of Chinese man-made islands.

Tillerson takes tough line on Moscow

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00
Exxon chief faces tough route to Secretary of State

WASHINGTON — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex...

Fact check: Exxon Mobil lobbying at odds with claim

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 08:23

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied Wednesday that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid sanctioning Russia over foreign-policy disputes. The record, though, is not so clear.

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