Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and declared a breakthrough regional peace within reach. No one contradicted him, but behind the pageantry and politesse a wall of skepticism remains solidly intact.

  • Written by DAN PERRY , Associated Press

Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Budget seeks end to subsidized student loans, forgiveness


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to eliminate subsidized student loans and end student debt forgiveness for those who enter public service, according to a budget document released late Monday.

  • Written by MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press