17 state attorneys general ask to defend CFPB; cite TrumpAttorneys general from 17 states are seeking to defend the U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court amid speculation that President Donald Trump may fire its director, Richard Cordray. The attorneys general, ...
Comedian Stephen Colbert to host Emmys
Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in September, organizers announced on Monday. "Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents," Jack Sussman -- a top executive at CBS television, whch also is home to Colbert's "Late Show" -- said in a statement.
Scorecard: Bulk of Trump's "Day One" promises unfulfilled
If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.
Police: 'Good Samaritan' shot robber who had killed man
HOUSTON (AP) ? A "good Samaritan" shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.
The Latest: Lawmakers slam ethics official over Trump tweets
Latest California storm goes out with a bang
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles.
NASCAR overhauls race and playoff formatCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? NASCAR is dramatically changing its format for the upcoming season, cutting every race into stages that reward points in hopes of make every lap matter.
Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ? Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that President Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's choice to be the nation's top diplomat.