Trustees warn Medicare finances worsening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

GAO reviewing legality of 'taunting' tweet from EPA


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Government Accountability Office has agreed to a Democratic senator's request to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the Environmental Protection Agency, a spokesman for the watchdog agency said Tuesday.

  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

Only a few of Guatemala volcano's dead have been identified

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — People of the villages skirting Guatemala's Volcano of Fire have begun mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud.

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  • Written by By SONIA PEREZ D. , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames Dems for border separations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely claiming that "bad legislation passed by the Democrats" has forced his administration to separate children from their families at the border, even though no such law exists.

  • Written by By ANNE FLAHERTY , Associated Press