US taxpayers might be on the hook for pipeline protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government — and thus U.S. taxpayers — to recoup more than $38 million in state expenses related to months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, though a longstanding offer from the project's developer to pay up is still on the table.

 

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press

Trump budget slashes agencies to focus on wall, defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

 

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump travel ban in new court setback near nation's capital

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has suffered another federal court setback after a judge in Maryland rejected a revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press