TSA employees workers at Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in January 2019.

Senators call for more TSA screeners at MSP Airport

They say construction project at main terminal checkpoint exacerbated an existing problem.

Deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year, federal budget office says

FILE-- President Donald Trump speaks at the Shell Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pa., on Aug. 13, 2019. The federal budget deficit is growing faste
"The nation's fiscal outlook is challenging," said Phillip Swagel, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Environmentalists sue over Endangered Species Act rollbacks

The Endangered Species Act has been credited with helping save several species from extinction, but Republicans have long pushed to change the law.
Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act.
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Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rules

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels.
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Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday.
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Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause

A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago.
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Latest: Mayor: Deputy hit with bullet from nearby building

The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy (all times local):
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Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

A deputy was wounded when someone opened fire Wednesday outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station and authorities searched a nearby building for the shooter, officials said.

Pence steps up pressure for trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Vice President Mike Pence stepped up pressure on Congress to support the Trump administration's new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch Wednesday to a congressional swing district in New Mexico.

The Latest: Texas executes man in college student's death

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate convicted in the 1998 killing of a suburban Houston community college student (all times local):

Indictment: US researcher working for Chinese college

An associate professor at the University of Kansas was secretly working full time for a Chinese university while doing research in Kansas on projects funded by the U.S. government, an indictment filed Wednesday alleges.

Court: Electoral College members not bound by popular vote

A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states.

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change.

Must West Virginia governor live in capital? Suit continues

Can a governor be forced to live in the state capital? A lawsuit seeking to do just that with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was back in court Wednesday.

Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates, who wanted to be moved out of the lockup because he feared retaliation by guards.
Asylum-seeking immigrants line up at a border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 20, 2018.

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president's latest effort to curb immigration at the Mexican border.

Anti-vaccine activist shoves California lawmaker

An anti-vaccine activist was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday after shoving a California lawmaker who has worked to limit exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

President Donald Trump's branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as "disloyal" to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base.
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Lawyer: Philly female officers who sued will be protected

Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia's police commissioner to resign have received promises from the city they won't be retaliated against or endure more transfers while the case plays out.

Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat

Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz headed to Tokyo and Seoul to promote business partnerships

Midwest governors are meeting in Tokyo for a conference.

Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday.