Dayton, GOP lawmakers cut late-night deal to finalize $46B state budget, convene special session to pull it all together
Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress he was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on it.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a $4 trillion budget plan that culls back or eliminates many programs that the White House says are a waste of money or create too much dependency.
A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as a family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter.
Officials of Hines Veterans Administration Hospital outside Chicago said Tuesday they have been working to solve the problem of cockroaches in food preparation areas and on serving trays handed to patients.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz set up a new company in April, just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.
A proposal to expand mental health resources for prisoners also failed to pass.
An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state's worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry for not paying more taxes.
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Transportation advocates plan to deliver thousands of post cards to the governor, each with a message decrying proposed cuts to transit service and raising objections to possible fare increases.
As President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to rock the Capitol, Sen. Amy Klobuchar anticipates the Senate Judiciary Committee will play an important role in the aftermath.
Proponents of the border adjustment told Congress it would aid U.S. manufacturing.
Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall.
New limits, half the level set last year by the E.P.A., mainly affect east metro and Bemidji drinking water.
The Legislature's powerful finance committee postponed votes Tuesday on the University of Wisconsin System's budget until later this week as Republican lawmakers quarreled behind closed doors over whether to adopt Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reduce tuition.
The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.
The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed legislation that would deregulate the business of African-style hair braiding, which practitioners say is a cultural tradition and art form that shouldn't be subject to cosmetology rules.
Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting."
Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.
The Latest on the Legislature's budget committee's actions Tuesday: (all times local):
Republicans are expected to send the preemption measure to Gov. Mark Dayton as an individual bill, and Dayton would veto it.