GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.


  • Written by By BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press

GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times — which prompted outrage when a video of the killing was finally released.


  • Written by By MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN , Associated Press