Robert Burns and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 27th - 3:04am
President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 27th - 2:20am
President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart a home state hero.
President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.
Jonathan Drew, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 27th - 2:03am
When two wrongfully imprisoned brothers were pardoned after 30 years behind bars, they stood to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Now a federal judge is considering whether too much of their payout is being siphoned away by legal fees and high-interest loans.
Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 26th - 11:01pm
Demonstrators flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City and gathered at a plaza named for a San Francisco gay-rights icon on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump's abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military.
Scott Smith, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 26th - 10:47pm
A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.
A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurtling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.
David Crary, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 26th - 9:52pm
Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders made her solo debut as the new White House press secretary on Wednesday, starting a new chapter at the podium with her signature combination of motherly scolding and practiced folksy charm.
Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 26th - 9:26pm
Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in doubt.