Different president, same old government shutdown threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal, leaving party leaders to assess whether the idea could help one of President Donald Trump's premier but most problematic priorities spring back to life.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Questions persist in death of prominent New York judge

NEW YORK (AP) — When Sheila Abdus-Salaam agreed to speak this month at an alumni gathering at Columbia Law School, it was business as usual for someone in demand as the first black woman to serve on New York's highest court.


  • Written by TOM HAYS , Associated Press

Saudi council rejects proposal for female sports colleges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom's top advisory body, a council member who drafted the plan said Wednesday.

  • Written by AYA BATRAWY , Associated Press

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to counter the North.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG , Associated Press