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

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:22pm

Potential White House entanglement in Congress' investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election brought new cries of protest from Democrats on Tuesday as fresh political allegations clouded the probe.

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:22pm

House Republicans on Tuesday blocked another attempt by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS.

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:10pm

The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration.

Environmental panel member sues over social media comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:03pm

A member of a New Jersey environmental panel is suing 14 people over negative comments posted on her business Facebook pages regarding her support for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross a federally protected preserve.

Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

AP Exclusive: Iowa regulator keeps busy private law practice

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:33pm

A powerful Iowa regulator has maintained a busy and profitable private legal practice even though a law mandates she devote her "whole time" to state business, a review by The Associated Press shows.

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:30pm

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is the latest member of Barack Obama's cabinet heading to the world of academia.

Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over unauthorized accounts.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:30pm

Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over unauthorized accounts. .

Austere Texas spending bill passes Senate amid budget woes

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:23pm

Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate.

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:10pm

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

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.

Top North Carolina GOP official fights to save bathroom bill

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

The top Republican in North Carolina's executive branch is throwing a blunt counterpunch to the Democratic governor's call to repeal the state's "bathroom bill," despite current and future economic losses stemming from the legislation that's stirred up fierce debates about gender.

Restaurants, liquor bosses, prepare for Zion Curtain changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00pm

Utah restaurants and liquor bosses are gearing up for major changes under legislation Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to sign that overhauls alcohol licensing and rules about serving drinks in restaurants.

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

David Crary and Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:54pm

Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.

Advocates of homeless vets fear Trump budget could hurt them

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:53pm

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.

The Latest: Activist pleads not guilty in pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:50pm

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local):

Indiana board endorses $7M Carrier plant deal Trump brokered

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:44pm

An Indiana board has endorsed directing $7 million in state tax breaks and grants for a deal brokered by President Donald Trump toward stemming job losses from a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis to Mexico.

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:40pm

A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers.

Darden Restaurants and Red Hat climb; McCormick skids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:32pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: