With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted: A Republican health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year.
In a story April 19 about a woman injured by an exploding air bag inflator, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there is no federal law prohibiting salvage yards from selling recalled parts taken out of wrecked cars. A law prohibiting this was passed in 2000, although it is seldom enforced.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 28th - 9:14am
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald Trump's proposal to shrink the size of the federal government.
Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 28th - 8:36am
Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.