National News

Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on fetal remains

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains. But the justices are staying out of the debate over a broader, blocked provision that would ...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach ...

Missouri House expected to pass abortion ban at 8 weeks

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers' final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to ...

Courts weigh Trump’s plan to tap Pentagon for border wall

By DAISY NYUGEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On ...

Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run despite GOP opposition

By ALAN FRAM and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they'll again try preventing ...

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, ...

Channeling maybe-yes, maybe-no Mueller: Speak, Bob, Speak!

By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — See Bob investigate. Read Bob's report. Wait, Bob, what? For nearly two years, the nation watched and waited as special counsel Robert Mueller investigated President Donald Trump and his campaign for potential collusion with Russia and ...

White House hopefuls swarm rival’s home turf of California

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who want to be president are swarming California, competing for campaign cash and media attention while courting longtime allies of home-state Sen. Kamala Harris on their rival's own turf. Former Vice President ...

California reporter vows to protect source after police raid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A freelance journalist is vowing to protect his source after San Francisco police raided his home and office while keeping him handcuffed for several hours as part of a criminal investigation, according to a newspaper report. Bryan Carmody told the Los Angeles Times that ...

Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in US

By TOM JAMES The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. A set of tiered public plans will cover standard services and are expected to be up to 10% cheaper than ...