Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

lWASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration.

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  • Written by By JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump seems unaware NFL pays taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations such as the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag. Actually, the NFL gave up its tax exempt status two years ago and its 32 teams pay taxes already.

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  • Written by By SIMMI BUTTAR , AP Sports Writer

McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump turns back to tax overhaul; pitch aimed at truckers

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — After days dominated by friction with his secretary of state and a Republican senator, President Donald Trump is trying to refocus on his top legislative priority, using a Pennsylvania visit to pitch his tax overhaul as a boon for truckers.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and JOSH BOAK , Associated Press