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AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:45am

Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees' Social Security checks don't accurately portray how the system works.

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:45am

The chairman of the House intelligence committee is refusing to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations bring new cries of protest from Democrats.

Priebus a central figure in Trump's White House drama

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:45am

In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role.

The Latest: Tusk to get Brexit letter earlier than planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:40am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Jonathan Lemire and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:36am

Jared Kushner has been able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight.

Japan's Toshiba says Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:30am

Japan's Toshiba says Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US.

AP EXPLAINS: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:05am

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:55am

Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nature's last stand on teeming Java island. Indonesia's overflowing, polluted capital is a couple of hours north, and with Trump-branded properties being built next to this protected area, Jakarta may soon feel even closer.

Timeline of events leading up to Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:43am

A timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union:

UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:14am

Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago.

Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:31pm

Let's say you're North Korea and you have this nuclear device you really want to test. And let's say you'd rather some of the more sensitive details remain private.

Insurers deny claims based on questionable cell tower data

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:11pm

It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data.

Asian stocks weak as investors weigh US data, Brexit plans

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:11pm

Asian stocks were listless Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union.

Governor signs off on big changes to Utah liquor laws

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:33pm

State alcohol regulators are gearing up for some of the most sweeping changes to Utah liquor laws in several years. Governor Gary Herbert signed HB442 Tuesday, a compromise bill that gives business the option to remove the so-called Zion curtain.

Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:24pm

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

As time dwindles, another 'bathroom bill' fix effort fizzles

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:01pm

Efforts among North Carolina leaders to take the state's "bathroom bill" off the books before a deadline to stem further economic losses evaporated late Tuesday and devolved into more finger-pointing by Republican lawmakers and the Democratic governor.

In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:22pm

In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role.

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:53pm

Senate Republicans and White House officials sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans — and the president himself — insisted Tuesday they were not ready to give up.

Asian stocks mixed as investors weigh US data, Brexit plans

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:43pm

Asian stocks were uneven on Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union.

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:40pm

President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall.