It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the world.

 

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

Christie, Trump to launch drug addiction task force

WASHINGTON (AP) — After being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump's transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat drug addiction.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN and VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press