Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

BAGHDAD (AP) — A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militants alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE , Associated Press

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling community.

 

  • Written by ED WHITE , Associated Press

Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press