Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president's nominees — including, possibly, his pick for the Supreme Court.

  • Written by LISA LERER , Associated Press

GOP pushing Price, Sessions, DeVos a step toward Senate OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are muscling more of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees to the cusp of Senate confirmation over Democratic objections, with committees poised to advance his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections, education and the economy.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

A look at the reported top contenders for the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court Tuesday night.

Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor are the three federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates.

Each was appointed to the appellate bench by President George W. Bush. Each appeared on Trump's list of 21 possible choices that he made public during the campaign, and each has met with Trump to discuss the vacancy that arose when Justice Antonin Scalia died nearly a year ago.


A commuter's dream: Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press