GOP in control, but Dems’ budget priorities are winning
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under President Barack Obama and a GOP-controlled Congress, Capitol Hill Democrats had to scratch and claw for months to get tiny increases for domestic programs – or just hold them level….
Trump’s impulses put White House credibility on the line
WASHINGTON (AP) — What's the White House's word worth?…
French hero officer who swapped himself for hostage dies
TREBES, France (AP) — A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of "exceptional courage and selflessness."…
Organizers hope to draw half a million to gun control rally
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands are gathering in Washington Saturday for a protest that organizers claim will be a defining moment in the long-simmering national debate over gun-control legislation….
In Egypt, wall-to-wall el-Sissi banners inspire satire
CAIRO (AP) — In a surreal scene from the 2001 film "Vanilla Sky," Tom Cruise runs through a deserted Times Square before screaming in despair. In a satirical version widely shared in Egypt, the square is filled with campaign billboards for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi….
Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving….
FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at California air base
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are working around the clock as they struggle to determine why a man with no apparent ties to terrorism drove a flaming minivan full of propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate of a major Northern California Air Force Base this week….
China’s economic czar tells US Beijing will defend interests
BEIJING (AP) — China's newly-appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion Chinese imports….
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see….
Chalk time: Blue bloods Kansas, ‘Nova, Duke interrupt upsets
We interrupt this March for underdogs with a reality check from some of college basketball's blue bloods….