Spending talks nearly done, $1.3T bill soon to be unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators on a $1.3 trillion government spending bill officially dropped protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants and gave President Donald Trump only a partial victory on round of funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall as talks entered the final stage on Wednesday.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Key design change stymied bridge cost, schedule


MIAMI (AP) — Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.


  • Written by By JASON DEAREN and JENNIFER KAY , Associated Press

Briefing papers warned Trump: 'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, but he did so anyway, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press

New travel costs revealed for EPA head amid ongoing scrutiny


WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G-7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Fox military analyst says network makes him ashamed


NEW YORK (AP) — A military analyst for Fox News said Tuesday that he was quitting the network because he believed it had turned into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump's administration.

  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer