Court: Civil Rights law prohibits discrimination of LGBT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM , AP Legal Affairs Writer

All-night Democrat talk-a-thon opposes Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator held the Senate floor through the night and was still going Wednesday in an attention-grabbing talk-a-thon highlighting his party's opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.


  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

White House, lawmakers adrift over reviving health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Republican lawmakers plan to continue their uphill effort to exhume the House GOP's health care bill, but remain adrift and divided over how to reshape it to attract enough votes to muscle it through the chamber.


  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press