WASHINGTON — Kerry: Israel and Palestinians agree to try to reach peace deal in next 9 months.
Star Tribune Recommends
More From Politics
The U.S. economy started 2017 out with a whimper, but it wasn't quite as weak as first thought. The government revised up its January-March growth reading to a rate of 1.2 percent — better than an earlier estimate of 0.7 percent but well below President Donald Trump's ambitious growth targets.
Republicans trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law have run into the same problem that bedeviled him: Quality health insurance doesn't come cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor.
A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year.
With votes on the bonding bill finishing up at around 3 a.m. Friday, lawmakers ended their work on the state's $46 billion two-year budget. They passed measures that include tax breaks for Social Security recipients, smokers and others.
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to address the graduating class at the U.S. Naval Academy.