House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Demand overseas keeps Mustang on top despite lower US sales

DETROIT (AP) — On any given day this summer, you might find 97-year-old Lennart Ribring driving his 2016 Ford Mustang GT on a winding road near his home in Sweden. Or you might see Chris Fitzpatrick polishing his 1967 Mustang convertible in Auckland, New Zealand. Guo Xin might be working on a Mustang in his car repair shop in Beijing, while in England, a happy bride and groom drive off in a Mustang GT California Special.


  • Written by By DEE-ANN DURBIN , AP Auto Writer

Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel


WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of "holy hell" to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Scaramucci lobs grenades in already chaotic White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus on Thursday as a suspected "leaker" inside the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal


WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare," or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called "skinny repeal" that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law.

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  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent