Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority Leader "at all."

Mediation falls apart in GOP's veto battle with Gov. Dayton

September 22
Mediation falls apart in GOP's veto battle with Gov. Dayton
Court-ordered mediation between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders broke down around noon Friday, when GOP leaders said Dayton ended the session.

Minnesota and Wisconsin among states targeted by Russian hackers

September 22
Minnesota and Wisconsin among states targeted by Russian hackers
The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states of the situation about Russian hackers and their election systems. No breach occurred, Secretary of State Steve Simon said. Wisconsin also is included.
Nation
September 22

Protesters disrupt Comey's speech at Howard University

Former FBI Director James Comey was heckled and jeered throughout a speech at Howard University on Friday by a group of protesters chanting “no justice,…
Vikings
September 22

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.
National
September 22

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.
National
September 22

Next version of Trump travel ban could be more tailored

President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries.
National
September 22

McCain doesn't back GOP health care bill, drawing Trump ire

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature promise to voters.
National
September 22

First lady set to embark on first solo trip outside US

Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She's leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event for wounded service members, her first solo trip outside of the U.S. to represent her adopted country without President Donald Trump at her side.
National
September 22

Evidence standards changed for campus assault investigations

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.
National
September 22

Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad.
National
September 22

Trump assures voters Strange is a stronger Senate candidate

President Donald Trump says his pick in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama is getting a "bum rap" as a friend of the Senate's majority leader.
National
September 22

North Korea's H-bomb threat comes with potential risks

Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war?
National
September 22

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.The notification came roughly a…
Local
September 22
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waves as she steps away from the podium after speaking at the White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Monday.

Obama campus sex assault guidance scrapped under Trump

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.
Politics
September 22
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters before heading into a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday.

McCain says he will vote no on latest health care repeal bill

The Arizona senator said he "cannot in good conscience" vote for the Cassidy-Graham proposal, which GOP leaders have been aiming to bring to the Senate floor next week.
National
September 22

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature promise to voters.
National
September 22

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign trip to Alabama (all times local):
National
September 22
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waves as she steps away from the podium after speaking at the White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Monday.

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.
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Business
September 22

Feds approve Minnesota program for lower premiums

The announcement left questions about the impact on federal funding for the state's MinnesotaCare program.
National
September 22

The Latest: In AP tally, 21 states confirmed hacking targets

The Latest on the federal government's notification to 21 states about election hacking (all times local):
National
September 22

The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

The Latest on health care legislation (all times local):
National
September 22

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries.