White House downgrades Kushner's security clearance


WASHINGTON (AP) — The security clearance of White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has been downgraded, significantly reducing his access to classified information, according to two people informed of the decision.

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  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

GOP leaders move slowly on tighter gun laws


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday showed little interest in stricter gun control proposals being floated in Congress, leaving the issue in the hands of wary Senate leaders and President Donald Trump, whose shifting views have left no clear strategy for legislative action.


  • Written by By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Woman tells police Steve Wynn raped her in '70s


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman told police she had a child with casino mogul Steve Wynn after he raped her, while another reported she was forced to resign from a Las Vegas job after she refused to have sex with him.


  • Written by BY REGINA GARCIA CANO , Associated Press

US economic growth revised down slightly to 2.5 pct. in Q4

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth was revised down slightly to a still-solid 2.5 percent rate in the final three months of last year, as a jump in consumer spending was not quite as strong as first thought.

  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

US pending home sales slump 4.7 percent in January


WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell 4.7 percent in January to its lowest level in more than three years, due to a lack of homes for sale, higher prices and rising interest rates.

  • Written by By MATT OTT , Associated Press