Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. 

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration dropped a lawsuit Friday accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents in response to the state's decision to undo its "bathroom bill."


  • Written by JONATHAN DREW , Associated Press

N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of "reckless" military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own.

  • Written by ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press

Chicago agency finds high level of spilled chemical in lake

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal safety standards, the Chicago Department of Water Management said Thursday.