Texas House OKs letting adoption groups deny non-Christians

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Many state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state House on Tuesday is designed to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so.

  • Written by MEREDITH HOFFMAN , Associated Press

FBI corrects Comey testimony on Clinton aide Huma Abedin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday corrected the sworn testimony of Director James Comey, who last week told Congress that a top aide to Hillary Clinton had sent "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, including some with classified information.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Harsher sentences could result from guidance weighed by US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a reversal of Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and show more leniency to lower-level drug offenders.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Tunnel collapse latest safety issue at nuclear site

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The collapse of an underground tunnel containing radioactive waste that forced workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to shelter in place is the latest incident to raise safety concerns at the sprawling site that made plutonium for nuclear bombs for decades after World War II.

  • Written by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and MANUEL VALDES , Associated Press

Sale of Trump Caribbean property revives ethics concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — For sale: Luxury waterfront escape. Comes with two villas and five acres of paradise. And perhaps a bit of goodwill from the president of the United States?

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press