Money for Trump Tower security part of stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week's end.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press; ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Pentagon plays down report on cost-cutting study

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon and the White House on Tuesday played down a report that the Defense Department had discarded an internal study that found it had a bloated bureaucracy and could cut $125 billion in administrative costs over five years.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When scientists are trying to figure out how to live in near-isolation in a dome to simulate a Mars mission, the last thing they'll need is an ill-fitting space suit. So one of the nation's top design schools has come to the rescue.

  • Written by JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press