Watchdog: Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog says White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the federal law prohibiting government officials from using their positions to influence political campaigns.


  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press

White House wants user-friendly electronic health records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday launched a new effort under the direction of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner to overcome years of problems with electronic medical records and make them easier for patients to use.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Britain vows response if Russia is behind ex-spy's collapse


SALISBURY, England (AP) — Britain's counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of a former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a "robust" response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven.

  • Written by By MARTIN BENEDYK, JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Senate moves closer to passing bill to ease bank safeguards


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved closer Tuesday to passing legislation to roll back some of the safeguards Congress put in place to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis. Enough Democrats supported a procedural vote on the bipartisan bill to show it has a good chance of passage in the Republican-majority Senate.

  • Written by By KEVIN FREKING and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

West Virginia leaders reach deal to end teachers strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's striking teachers cheered and applauded Tuesday as lawmakers acted to end a nine-day classroom walkout, agreeing to grant them 5 percent pay hikes that are also being extended to all state workers.

  • Written by By JOHN RABY , Associated Press