Oil pipeline opponent uses 'necessity defense' _ What is it?

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he'll seek to present a "necessity defense" — justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press, STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Bannon's war exposes GOP donor divisions

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon's war on the GOP establishment has caught the party's most powerful donors in the crossfire.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT , Associated Press

GOP rallies behind tax cuts after senators' attack on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans showed scant signs Wednesday of turning on Donald Trump, rallying instead behind their party's tax-cutting plans a day after a pair of prominent GOP senators denounced the president in scathing terms.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and EILEEN PUTMAN , Associated Press

Trump, House GOP at odds over changes to 401(k) plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman who heads the House tax-writing panel isn't ruling out changes to the 401(k) retirement program to raise revenue for tax cuts, despite President Donald Trump's fresh promise that the savings plan used by tens of millions of Americans will be untouched.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON , AP Business Writer