AP review: Gorsuch backed minimum standard for disabled kids

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has embraced a bare-bones standard of education for disabled children, but he has often upheld other civil rights complaints against schools, an Associated Press review of his legal record shows.


  • Written by JEFF DONN , AP National Writer

Almost 500 migrants smash through border fence into Spain

MADRID (AP) — Almost 500 migrants forced their way into Spanish territory in North Africa early Friday by breaking through gates in the 20-foot (6-meter) high fence that separates Morocco from Spain's Ceuta enclave.

  • Written by ARITZ PARRA , Associated Press

Schumer: Feds backtracking on puppy mills online reports

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer urged the federal Department of Agriculture under President Donald Trump to reconsider a decision to remove an online database of inspection reports on animal facilities, such as dog and cat breeding centers.



Powerful storm pelts California and bring risk of flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm hit California with the first in a new series of rainstorms moving across the northern half of the state while the south awaited a rains that forecasters said could be the strongest in years if not decades.


  • Written by JOHN ANTCZAK , Associated Press

Trump's reluctant dismissals could alter White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though Donald Trump fashions himself a loyal boss, his inner circle has been steadily shrinking — revealing Trump's willingness to cast aside some of his most devoted advisers.


  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press