4 Texas Republicans join ultraconservatives to sink GOP attempt to keep federal government open
The funding bill was a long shot, but far-right U.S. representatives said it didn’t go far enough in promoting their priorities, including border security and defunding investigations into Donald Trump.
Gen. Milley delivers defense of democracy and swipes at Trump in farewell address
Army Gen. Mark Milley delivered a full-throated defense of democracy and not-so-subtle swipes at former President Donald Trump during a packed ceremony as he closed out his four, often tumultuous years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Proud Boy who disappeared ahead of his Jan. 6 sentencing was found unconscious by agents at his home
FBI officials say a member of the Proud Boys extremist group who disappeared days before he was supposed to be sentenced for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot was found unconscious by federal agents after he tried to “covertly return” to his home.
No water, roads or emergency services: How climate change left a rural neighborhood nearly uninhabitable
In Liberty County, one neighborhood has been slowly abandoned as years of flooding and intense rains prompted a spiral of decline. A struggling buyout program shows the complexities and limitations of “managed retreat” from disaster-prone areas.
As employers face labor shortages, Biden administration rolls out playbook for training workers
The Biden administration is releasing a playbook on best practices for training workers as the low 3.8% unemployment rate and years of underinvestment have left manufacturers, construction firms and other employers with unfilled jobs.
Democratic rising stars rally around Biden's reelection. They're also eyeing 2028 bids of their own
A new generation of Democratic presidential prospects is taking steps to strengthen their national profiles as they fan out across the country to help President Joe Biden's reelection campaign.
Traveling with Milley: A reporter recalls how America's top soldier was most at home with his troops
An Associated Press reporter traveled with Gen. Mark Milley as he made his last trip to Normandy to honor those who fought on D-Day and celebrate with the young American soldiers in the French town that welcomes them every year.
Texas “Ike Dike” coastal barrier project could cost $57 billion with inflation, Army Corps says
The latest figure is 68% higher than an earlier estimate of $34 billion, and it’s unclear when — or whether — Congress will appropriate the money to build the massive system of gates intended to protect the Houston region from storm surge.
With no opposition in the room, a rural Texas county makes traveling for an abortion on its roads illegal
Cochran County, which borders New Mexico, joins a small group of other rural Texas counties that have passed these ordinances. Abortion-rights supporters say the new policies are not legal.
Blinken meets Indian foreign minister as row between India and Canada simmers
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with India's foreign minister amid a simmering row between New Delhi and Ottawa over allegations of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada.
GOP senators sharply question Pentagon nominee about Biden administration's foreign policies
A Senate hearing on the nomination of the official to be the Pentagon’s top policy adviser was dominated by Republicans expressing their frustrations with the Biden administration’s foreign policies.
National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center
The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities are increasingly acquired, developed and integrated into U.S. defense and intelligence systems.
Shutdown's shadow, Biden's speech and arguing the case: Takeaways from the House impeachment hearing
House Republicans repeatedly used the word “brand” at their opening impeachment inquiry as a shorthand to allege that Hunter Biden was selling access to his family’s power and connections when he pursued lucrative business dealings.
A key US government surveillance tool should face new limits, a divided privacy oversight board says
A sharply divided privacy oversight board says the FBI and other government agencies should be required to get court approval before reviewing the communications of U.S. citizens collected through a secretive foreign surveillance program.
In the shadow of James Byrd’s murder, city leaders can’t agree how to move this East Texas town forward
Jasper’s second Black mayor wants to help residents pay their bills while a younger city council wants to invest in the city’s culture. Residents call their heated arguments at city council meetings “foolishness” and “embarrassing.”