Construction spending fell 1.4 percent in April


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction fell in April by the largest amount in a year, reflecting weakness in homebuilding, non-residential construction and government projects.

  • Written by MATT OTT , Associated Press

Senate panel eager to hear from Comey, given OK to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee says it is issuing subpoenas for Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and Trump's personal lawyer — as well as their businesses as part of its investigation into Russian activities during last year's election.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN and JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train said Wednesday that the city should focus on the girls, not him.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press

A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role


WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the international agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, what could that mean for the rapidly heating Earth?

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

Despite Trump, cleaner energy growth expected to carry on


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may abandon U.S. pledges to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, but that step seems unlikely to stall the push to adopt cleaner forms of energy.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press