Kelly wins praise across the aisle, but bigger task is ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly — then secretary of Homeland Security — offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By VIVIAN SALAMA and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Advocates oppose EPA's delay of coal plant pollution limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental advocates urged the Trump administration on Monday to reverse course on its move to set aside an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Defiance that made Arizona sheriff popular led to downfall


PHOENIX (AP) — The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular and seemingly untouchable as metro Phoenix's sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall as he was convicted of a crime for ignoring a U.S. court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.


  • Written by By JACQUES BILLEAUD , Associated Press

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic 48 years later


WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic who "ran into danger" to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds on Monday became the first Medal of Honor recipient under President Donald Trump, 48 years after the selfless acts for which James McCloughan is now nationally recognized.

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  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Court says 2 Venezuela opposition leaders back to prison


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday in President Nicolas Maduro's government's first moves against prominent enemies since a widely denounced vote granting the ruling party nearly unlimited powers.


  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN , Associated Press