EU laments Brexit progress amid divorce bill deadlock

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit talks have made little progress, the European Union's chief negotiator said Thursday, meaning they cannot yet be broadened beyond the terms of Britain's exit to include key issues like future trade relations.

  • Written by By LORNE COOK and JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

lWASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration.


  • Written by By JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump seems unaware NFL pays taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations such as the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag. Actually, the NFL gave up its tax exempt status two years ago and its 32 teams pay taxes already.


  • Written by By SIMMI BUTTAR , AP Sports Writer

McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press