Unusually large swarm of icebergs drifts into shipping lanes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 400 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes over the past week in an unusually large swarm for this early in the season, forcing vessels to slow to a crawl or take detours of hundreds of miles.

 

  • Written by JENNIFER McDERMOTT , Associated Press

Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as 'game changer'

CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer."

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM , AP Legal Affairs Writer

FDA pick faces questioning on ties to industry he'd regulate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to head the powerful Food and Drug Administration told senators Wednesday that tackling the opioid crisis would be a top priority and pledged that science will prevail despite his extensive financial ties to medical companies the agency regulates.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump errs in describing Obama stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump disparaged his predecessor's economic stimulus spending as a windfall for social programs and said he's unaware of anything built from the money steered to infrastructure.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press