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CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:37am

The CIA director says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise — partly due to what he calls the "worship" of leakers such as Edward Snowden.

Britain's Parliament says it is investigating a cyberattack on users' accounts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:45am

Britain's Parliament says it is investigating a cyberattack on users' accounts.

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:40am

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress.

Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:35am

A newspaper is reporting that two federal agencies are demanding records from SeaWorld.

8 coal miners killed in Colombia from underground blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:35am

At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia.

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:26am

Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come.

Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:12am

To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps.

5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:12am

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:30am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the most important principle for journalists is to avoid upsetting those featured in their articles and television broadcasts.

Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:23am

A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing the company of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

Jim Drinkard and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:34am

President Donald Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they're not.

Italian PM 'guarantees' savers' accounts in 2 troubled banks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:10am

Italy's premier says holders of accounts in two troubled Italian banks will have their savings guaranteed despite insolvency proceedings.

Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

Andrew Taylor and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:21am

Donald Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn't helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in office. The nuts and bolts of legislation and the maddening, unpredictable ways and rhythms of Congress can seem foreign to him. Most of his top advisers have little Washington experience — and it's showed.

Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:13am

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:53am

Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare."

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:52pm

The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.

The Latest: Evacuated London residents express anger, fear

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:00pm

The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people (all times local):

Company: 5th worker has died after Wisconsin mill explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:13pm

A Wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant.

California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:01pm

The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year.