Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — A stinging internal investigation finds "failed leadership at multiple levels" at the Veterans Administration during the Obama administration that put patients at a major hospital at risk. It's another blow to current Secretary David Shulkin, who also served at the agency then and now is fighting to keep his job.


  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Washington is latest in handful of states to ban bump stocks


OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Spurred by last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Washington on Tuesday became the latest in a handful of states to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly.

  • Written by By RACHEL LA CORTE , Associated Press

Back to school: West Virginia teachers return to classroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers returned to work as schools reopened Wednesday, still ecstatic at winning a sizeable pay increase through a massive mobilization that continued without a hitch as teachers stood their ground when lawmakers didn't give them what they wanted.

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  • Written by By JOHN RABY , Associated Press

Porn actress sues to end silence on alleged Trump affair

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An adult film actress who has said she had sex with Donald Trump filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement and "set the record straight," her lawyer said Wednesday.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press