Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER and SAM HANANEL , Associated Press

Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for Cigna

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp, saying that a bigger company is not better for consumers.

  • Written by SAM HANANEL , Associated Press

Macedonian opposition chief shuns emergency political talks

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party — invaded parliament and assaulted opposition lawmakers.

  • Written by KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES , Associated Press

Congress OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted: A Republican health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press