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Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

By JEFF MARTIN and ALINA HARTOUNIAN Associated Press ATLANTA — Police say they don't know why a popular teacher allegedly fired a handgun inside his classroom Wednesday, causing a chaotic lockdown and evacuation of his Georgia high school. But it i...

 

Sessions pushes back on Trump criticism over handling of FBI

By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Harshly criticized yet again by his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has abandoned his usual stony silence and pushed back against President Donald Trump for saying Sessions' response to Republican...

 

Walmart, Dick's expand corporate rift with gun lobby

By DAMIAN J. TROISE AP Business Writer NEW YORK — The rift between major U.S. companies and the gun lobby is growing. And Americans are taking note, lighting up social media boards with vows to back up the companies with their wallet, or to boycott...

 

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON- Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP...

 

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push their proposal through...

 

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

By TOM LoBIANCO Associated Press WASHINGTON - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time...

 

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons tha...

 

Trump flouts warnings, declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

By MATTHEW LEE  Associated Press WASHINGTON - Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump todayy broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's...

 

FCC chairman sets out to repeal 'net neutrality' rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai followed through today on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a...

 

Bergdahl spared from prison; Trump calls sentence 'disgrace'

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left some of his comrades severely wounded, was spared a prison sentence by a military judge toda...

 

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 50 hurt

By BARRY HATTON and JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone today in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district,...

 

Homeland security secretary replaces Priebus at White House

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON - The tenure of Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff has ended after six months. President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on...

 

Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened once more Saturday to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the...

 

By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON - With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair today to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the...

 

Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill today to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama...

 

Tester, Daines both schedule health care town halls

Havre Daily News staff It didn't take long after the Republicans in the Senate released their proposal — crafted behind closed doors — to overhaul health care regulations for both of Montana’s U.S. senators to announce town hall meetings with...

 

Conagra recalling spaghetti and meatball products

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conagra is recalling more than 700,000 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products because they were misbranded and contain milk, an allergen that wasn’t listed on the label. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse...

 

Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press ALPINE, Utah — As Chairman of the House Governmental Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz was a determined investigator of the Obama administration and of Hillary Clinton's use of a pr...

 

BNSF appeals review of Washington coal terminal project

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — BNSF Railway has appealed an environmental review of a coal-export terminal in Washington state, arguing it miscalculated or overstated the risk of cancer for some residents. Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview has long wanted...

 

House repeal of 'Obamacare' hands hot potato to wary Senate

By ALAN FRAM and RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama’s health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey,...

 

Missouri breaks monument among designations under review by Interior Department

Havre Daily News staff The Interior Department said in a press release today it is starting the first-ever public comment period to look at whether to rescind executive orders presidents made to create national monuments, with the list of monuments u...

 

House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal

By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON - Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama...

 

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON - Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap...

 

Senate GOP 'goes nuclear,' clearing way for Trump court pick

By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON - Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" in the Senate today, unilaterally rewriting the chamber's rules to allow President Donald Trump's...

 

Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON - In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor today after it...

 

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