Emails show FEMA silent amid chaos after Hurricane Maria


WASHINGTON (AP) — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce.


  • Written by By TAMI ABDOLLAH , Associated Press

Spending talks nearly done, $1.3T bill soon to be unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators on a $1.3 trillion government spending bill officially dropped protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants and gave President Donald Trump only a partial victory on round of funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall as talks entered the final stage on Wednesday.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Key design change stymied bridge cost, schedule


MIAMI (AP) — Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.


  • Written by By JASON DEAREN and JENNIFER KAY , Associated Press

Briefing papers warned Trump: 'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, but he did so anyway, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press

New travel costs revealed for EPA head amid ongoing scrutiny


WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G-7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press