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Trump's budget could plunge nation's capital into recession

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:04am

The booming Washington region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. Last year, a GOP congressman from Iowa tweeted a picture of construction cranes on the waterfront south of the Capitol with the comment, "D.C. needs a recession."

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:04am

Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under the federal Affordable Care Act, which the GOP and President Donald Trump have promised to repeal.

Glance: Agencies Trump has proposed eliminating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:04am

Here are the 17 independent agencies based in the Washington area that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating:

Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:45am

Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:42am

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

The Latest: Ryan says funding bill avoids shutdown fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:42am

The Latest on House Republicans and health care, tax cuts and other issues (all times local):

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:40am

General Motors is rejecting a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes.

Thai authorities give ex-PM Thaksin $503 million tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:33am

Authorities in Thailand have escalated their effort to collect taxes they say are due from ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, posting a bill for 17.6 billion baht ($503 million) at the house where he lived before fleeing into exile in 2008 to avoid a prison term for conflict of interest.

What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:31am

Oil has begun flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project. The 1,200-mile pipeline is capable of moving half of the oil produced in North Dakota to a distribution point in Illinois. It will be fully operational in about three weeks.

GE spins off last major capital business

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:30am

General Electric is selling its French consumer finance arm, one of the last remaining vestiges of its financial wing as it returns to its roots an industrial company.

Oklahoma may legalize hog hunting from helicopters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:30am

Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.

Greek debt activist, follower of ancients gods, faces arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:30am

A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization.

The Latest: Schiff asks if White House put off intel hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:30am

The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):

Nunes won't leave Russia probe; Ryan says no need to

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:24am

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the Russia investigation Tuesday as demands grew for him to recuse himself as head of that probe.

Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:22am

Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle.

Property sale paves way for potential downtown Boise stadium

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:20am

A property sale in downtown Boise has re-energized hopes for a downtown stadium.

What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:03am

When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee's server was "an act of war," Michael Schmitt cringed.

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:53am

U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.

Homeless veterans: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:53am

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say.

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:43am

Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.