Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as next week.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press

GOP-led panel approves Trump adviser's shift to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster's shift to the White House to be President Donald Trump's national security adviser.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

GOP tries to sell new health care bill, absent key specifics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders embarked on an ambitious plan Tuesday to try to sell their new health care proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers and the public, absent specifics on costs or how many Americans will be covered.


  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Homes damaged as severe storms, tornadoes hit Midwest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A severe storm system pummeled parts of the Midwest overnight with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging dozens of buildings and injuring at least 10 people in Missouri.

  • Written by JIM SUHR , Associated Press