Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favor of 'Dreamers'


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants — and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could.


  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that "there's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump's denials of Moscow trying to affect the vote.

  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties


WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders hope to approve a budget deal Thursday to keep the government operating past midnight amid opposition from Democratic liberals and tea-party Republicans. The agreement would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Syria confirms rare US strike on pro-government forces


BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run media on Thursday confirmed a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, citing reports of dozens killed and wounded from the attack.

  • Written by By SARAH EL DEEB , Associated Press

Baltimore police corruption trial: More closing arguments

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for one of two Baltimore detectives fighting racketeering and robbery charges have made their closing arguments as a trial winds down in one of the worst U.S. police corruption scandals in recent memory.


  • Written by By DAVID McFADDEN , Associated Press