Raf Casert, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 1:16pm
Posing with Pope Francis in front of Michelangelo masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage in Rome with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 1:16pm
A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year's sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 1:09pm
Cyprus said Friday it won't give up a search for oil and gas off its shores despite a call to stop by Turkey which warned that it would "take all necessary measures to protect its interests" in the eastern Mediterranean, as well as those of breakaway Turkish Cypriots.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 1:00pm
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that after the initial congressional battle over health care, the administration plans to turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August.
Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 1:00pm
President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change.
A Ukrainian official said Friday that the killer of renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent, a claim quickly rejected by the Kremlin.
Josh Boak and Tali Arbel, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 12:45pm
President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part of the company's successful efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable.
A Louisiana law enforcement officer has testified at his murder trial that he was trying to save a fellow officer when he opened fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounding his father.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 12:26pm
U.S. stocks gave back much of an early gain but were mostly higher Friday afternoon as investors bid up technology and consumer-focused companies. House Republicans say their health care bill does not have enough support to pass in a vote this afternoon, which is casting some doubt on President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda. Stocks are on track for their biggest weekly loss of 2017.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 11:46am
The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.
Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 24th - 11:27am
The half-million Belarusians who can't find work in their country's stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchange, which will force them to take "public work" for a pittance; pay $250 for failure to register; or risk being jailed for taking part in a wave of protests against the labor law.