Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down city's LGBT protections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

  • Written by ANDREW DeMILLO , Associated Press

Off-duty officer's fight with teens sets off protests

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty California officer who didn't want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested.

  • Written by AMY TAXIN , Associated Press

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House.

  • Written by LISA LERER and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Harrison drops out of DNC race, backs Perez

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison is exiting the race for Democratic National Committee chairman and throwing his support to Tom Perez, solidifying the former Labor Secretary's place as the front-runner in a still-volatile contest.

  • Written by LISA LERER and BILL BARROW , Associated Press

Mnuchin says goal is to pass tax reform by August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He predicted that President Donald Trump's economic proposals will be able to boost growth significantly to annual rates above 3 percent.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer