Remember Nixon? There's history behind Trump's press attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as "polluted vehicles" of falsehood and error. Richard Nixon tangled with reporters in the toxic atmosphere of Watergate, considering them the "enemy." Bill Clinton publicly condemned "purveyors of hatred and division" on the public air waves.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC , Associated Press

Senate on track to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are poised to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite calls from Democrats for a delay.

 

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

AP review: Gorsuch backed minimum standard for disabled kids

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has embraced a bare-bones standard of education for disabled children, but he has often upheld other civil rights complaints against schools, an Associated Press review of his legal record shows.

 

  • Written by JEFF DONN , AP National Writer

Almost 500 migrants smash through border fence into Spain

MADRID (AP) — Almost 500 migrants forced their way into Spanish territory in North Africa early Friday by breaking through gates in the 20-foot (6-meter) high fence that separates Morocco from Spain's Ceuta enclave.

  • Written by ARITZ PARRA , Associated Press

Schumer: Feds backtracking on puppy mills online reports

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer urged the federal Department of Agriculture under President Donald Trump to reconsider a decision to remove an online database of inspection reports on animal facilities, such as dog and cat breeding centers.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS