WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States announced Wednesday that it is preparing to pull out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is bestowing the nation's highest military honor on a retired Marine sergeant major for valorous action in Vietnam 50 years ago. John Canley's heroism includes twice scaling a hospital wall in view of the enemy to help wounded Marines and carry them to safety.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is apparently reassigning a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead an internal watchdog agency at the Interior Department. An email sent by HUD Secretary Ben Carson to staff says assistant HUD secretary Suzanne Israel Tufts will take over as acting inspector general at Interior. Tufts would replace Mary Kendall, who has served as acting inspector general since 2009.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has asked Turkey for a recording that could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. But he's not confirming there is any such recording, as reported by Turkish media, and he's continuing to urge patience while Saudi Arabia says it's investigating.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most expensive in Montana history, and it's been driven by Trump's apparent personal interest in Tester's defeat and his efforts to ensure Republicans keep power in the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did. Every Democrat on the panel skipped a Wednesday hearing on judicial nominations. The Democrats said the hearing should have been canceled because the Senate is not in session ahead of next month's election and they described going ahead with the hearing as unprecedented.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dubbing it the "nickel plan," President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he's asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year's budgets by 5 percent. "Get rid of the fat. Get rid of the waste," Trump told members of his Cabinet during a meeting at the White House. "And I'm sure you can do it." Trump said he couldn't ask for the spending cuts earlier because he was working with Congress to increase funding for the U.S. military.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator, but was not charged.
HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private prison company and the tiny South Texas town where it's located.