House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

McCrory lawsuit against feds may shift narrative on LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After weeks of taking a beating from critics over North Carolina's law dictating which restrooms transgender people can use, Gov. Pat McCrory adopted a strategy long favored by Southern conservative governors: He went after the federal government.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press