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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a confrontation that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations, Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules Thursday to allow Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections. Democrats denounced the GOP's use...
SEATTLE (AP) — Federally mandated changes in the Seattle Police Department led to a stunning drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries, according to a review released Thursday. The city's improvements come after Attorney General Jeff...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials have started hoisting dozens of beached sailboats back into the Great Salt Lake, two years after they were removed from the drought-stricken brine. A wet winter raised water levels about 2 feet (60 centimeters), making the lake's marina...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to "go nuclear." Republicans and Democrats are on a collision course over Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. Short of the 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to press ahead, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Trump Justice Department expressed "grave concerns" Thursday about an agreement the Obama administration reached with the city of Baltimore to overhaul its police department in the wake of the racially explosive Freddie Gray case. A government attorney...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge on Thursday stopped one of eight Arkansas executions set for this month, but at least six remain on course despite the judge's finding that the state broke some of its rules while handling clemency requests. U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet...
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump opens a high-stakes summit Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the urgent threat of North Korea's nuclear ambitions and tensions over trade on the agenda for the first in-person meeting between the leaders of the world'...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists will fan out across a California desert valley this weekend to take an inventory of everything there that flies, hops, runs, swims or grows in the dirt. It's been 45 years since researchers last scoured Amargosa Valley near the northern edge of the...