Interior watchdog reviewing Zinke's calls to Alaska senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal watchdog is examining phone calls to Alaska's Republican senators from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking support for the GOP health care bill.

Zinke

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

NIPTON, Calif. (AP) — Now that one of the nation's largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania?

MarijuanaTown

  • Written by By JOHN LOCHER and JOHN ROGERS , Associated Press

With all-powerful assembly, is Venezuela still a democracy?

 

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela has installed an all-powerful constituent assembly with the authority to rewrite the constitution, remove public officials and trump all branches of government, raising concerns about the health of democracy in the country.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around "Obamacare" all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that.

Health Employers

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN and JOYCE M. ROSENBERG , Associated Press

Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy — with random asides on such subjects as drug abuse in New Hampshire.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press