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Hefty $1.5 billion public works bill fails in Senate by a single vote

Defeat of bonding bill by a single vote raises fear of do-nothing session.

A Trump proposal for national debt would send rates soaring

In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America's creditors less than full value on the U.S. Treasurys they hold.

Paulsen donates Hastert contribution to domestic violence prevention

Michael Brodkorb

Congressman Erik Paulsen has donated the contribution his campaign received from a political action committee of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to a domestic violence prevention organization.

Senate DFLers propose borrowing $1.5B for improvement projects

Hot Dish Politics

Senate DFL leaders want to borrowing nearly $1.5 billion to fund a so-called jobs bill that will fund capital improvement projects across Minnesota.

Trump strains to unite GOP, with Paul Ryan's wavering

Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party, a task underscored by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support Trump.


Obama creates council to help ensure smooth transition

President Barack Obama is creating a council to help ensure a smooth transition to his successor.


US takes tougher tone on Israeli settlements in new report

The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press.


Carson says he's 'very disappointed' with Ryan's stance

Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he was "personally very disappointed" to hear House Speaker Paul Ryan withhold his support for Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.


Army: No one disciplined after training crash that killed 1

No one was disciplined after an Army combat vehicle crashed at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier, injuring five and causing $2.6 million in damage to the vehicle, the military said.


The policy divide of the moment is Trump vs. Ryan

A presidential campaign throws policy differences into stark relief and so it is this time, on immigration, spending, trade, foreign affairs — you name it.


Jury: Anti-abortion activist's letter to doctor not a threat

Jurors sided with a Kanas anti-abortion activist on Friday by ruling that she didn't intentionally seek to intimidate a doctor by sending a letter that suggested someone might place an explosive under the Wichita physician's car.


US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

U.S. airlines are asking passengers for help by sharing their frustration on social media.


Obama calls on Sen. Paul to drop objections to tax treaties

President Barack Obama is calling on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress.


Little Rock settles lawsuit over 2010 police shooting

Little Rock agreed to settle a lawsuit Friday from the family of 67-year-old black man who was fatally shot in 2010 after two white off-duty police officers entered his apartment without a warrant, a city official told The Associated Press.


Another lawsuit accuses former VA employee of sexual abuse

The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five.


Woman who cashed dead man's checks for decades faces prison

A 78-year-old Louisiana woman faces up to 10 years in prison for cashing Social Security checks mistakenly sent to a dead man for nearly three decades.


Woman who cashed dead man's checks for decades faces prison

A 78-year-old Shreveport woman faces up to 10 years in prison for cashing Social Security checks mistakenly sent to a dead man for nearly three decades.


Body of US Navy SEAL killed in Iraq returning to US

The body of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed during combat in Iraq is returning to the United States.


Lawyers tell court inmate is incompetent, can't be executed

Lawyers for an Alabama death row inmate have asked a federal court to stop his execution next week, saying that strokes and dementia have left him incompetent and unable to remember the murder he was convicted of committing or understand why he's about to be executed.