House panel investigation over former Trump aide Rob Porter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to know how former presidential aide Rob Porter was allowed to work at the White House under an interim security clearance — despite allegations of spousal abuse.

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

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms


WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow's escalating cyber assault on American and European democracies.

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  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget


WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press