A Honolulu apartment high-rise where a blaze recently killed three people failed to update its fire alarms to meet safety standards despite an engineering firm recommending the changes after another fire four years ago, city records show.
The Senate's surprise vote early Friday was only the latest narrow escape for "Obamacare" — the social program with nine lives that has survived dozens of congressional attempts to kill it, and two Supreme Court challenges.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 28th - 2:31pm
House lawmakers have left Washington for their weeks long August vacation after a rancorous session. But they're promising to return in September to tackle tax reform and claim a big legislative win that has so far eluded President Donald Trump and Republicans in charge.
Some Nebraska communities near a South Dakota Native American reservation where alcohol is banned have seen liquor sales boom since beer stores shuttered at a tiny nearby village that long served as the reservation's watering hole, according to figures from the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
Scott Bauer, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 28th - 2:21pm
With an aggressive timeline to turn dirt before next fall's election, Gov. Scott Walker took to the air Friday to tout global electronics giant Foxconn's plans to invest $10 billion on a new manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin.
Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are embracing a unique way to sleep under the stars while in the mountains or at the beach — dangling between trees on hybrid hammock-tents that get them off the ground and into portable treehouses that soothe their inner child.
Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 28th - 2:11pm
The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident pathway forward on an issue that won't go away.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 28th - 2:02pm
The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.
Ken Sweet, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 28th - 1:52pm
Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo is back in hot water for signing customers up for products that they didn't need or want. This time it's auto insurance, and the bank says it may have cost 20,000 people their cars.