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Senate likely averts government shutdown
Democrats drop their objections to the spending bill after taking the debate right to the brink before a midnight deadline.
Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia
The president-elect shut down firms that appeared connected to a possible venture there, corporate documents show.
Trump's worrisome attacks on private citizens
A longtime union chief and a 19-year-old woman got menacing phone calls after the president-elect went after them on Twitter.
Consumer confidence at a high after Trump win
It surges on the initial reaction to the president-elect's surprise win and relief the election is over, experts say.
School to build first on-campus firing range
Liberty University is seeking a permit to build a full-scale, National Rifle Association-approved facility.
GOP pursues massive cuts to Social Security
A Republican from Texas introduces a bill that would slash benefits and raise the retirement age.
Trump crowd boos when he praises Obama
The president-elect's praise for Barack Obama is greeted with boos and awkward silence at a rally in Louisiana.
Giuliani won't be a part of Trump's Cabinet
The former mayor withdrew his name from consideration as secretary of state or any other White House role.
The many generals of Trump's cabinet
The president-elect appointed two retired Marine officers and an Army officer to key positions in his administration.
Transportation Dept. considers in-flight calls
Here's a potential new reality on planes: Listening to another passenger chatting on a mobile phone.
Roof laughs during shooting confession
Dylann Roof's videotaped interview following the attack on a historic black church was shown Friday during his death penalty trial.
Potential Trump pick on sharing 'fake news'
"If it’s thought-provoking, I’ll put it up there and let the readers decide," said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.
Obama calls for election hacking review
U.S. officials have said they're "confident" that election-related cyber attacks were directed by the Russian government.
Syrian civilians leave rebel area in Aleppo
Rebel defenses have collapsed after a wide-ranging government offensive and an intensive aerial campaign.
Fewer adults earn more than their parents did
"My parents thought that one thing about America is that their kids could do better than they were able to do," said one of the researchers.
Trump's campaign spent less than Clinton's
Trump's campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new reports.
Defense Secretary Carter visits Afghanistan
"America is ... committed to a sovereign and secure Afghanistan," Ash Carter said during his surprise trip to the country.
Clinton decries rise of fake news in first speech since loss
In her first speech since losing the election, Hillary Clinton warns that false reports can have “real-world consequences.”
Trump pick Linda McMahon's WWE history
President-elect Donald Trump selected the former World Wrestling Entertainment executive to run the Small Business Administration.
All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, but he was not the celebrity that John Glenn was.
South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall
South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a stunning fall for the country's first female president.
Alabama executes man convicted of killing store clerk
Ronald Bert Smith Jr., 45, was convicted of killing a convenience store clerk more than two decades ago.
Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records
The illegally occupied building where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze may not have been checked for fire hazards.
Labor pick's 2013 remark at odds with Trump
Andrew Puzder, chosen to lead the Labor Department, defended immigration reform three years ago.
Muslim leaders worried by some Trump choices
The president-elect is asked to reject anti-Muslim policies he touted and reconsider appointments that will bring Islamophobic attitudes.
Tributes pour in for John Glenn
In 1962 the late astronaut became the first American to orbit the Earth, helping jump-start the nation's space program.
Trump's EPA pick called 'a 4-alarm fire'
Reaction is swift to the selection of Scott Pruitt, a denier of mainstream climate science, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
Dylann Roof's mother suffers a heart attack
The mother of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting defendant collapsed during statements Wednesday, his attorney said in court documents.
House hurriedly passes stopgap funding bill
With the prospect that the federal government could close at midnight Friday, the measure was approved 326-96.
Former senator, astronaut John Glenn dies at 95
The former space explorer and U.S. senator made history in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth.
Broadwell breaks silence after Petraeus affair
Five years after her involvement with the former CIA director, Paula Broadwell is speaking out.
Life expectancy declines in the U.S.
In most years since World War II, rates have inched up, thanks to medical advances, among improvements.
Fast-food exec picked as labor secretary
Sources say Trump will nominate Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, which operates the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee's chains.
Trump: I'll negotiate Air Force One deal
The president-elect follows up criticism of the planes' cost by saying he'll engage with Boeing directly for any replacement fleet.
Youth vaping a public health threat
The U.S. surgeon general said in a new report that e-cigarettes are not harmless and too many teenagers are using them.
Union leader won't back down on Trump
Chuck Jones says he started getting threats after Donald Trump slammed him on Twitter.
Traded insults before, now pleasantries
The president-elect and the president are striking a tone many did not expect just a few months ago.
D.C. pizzeria gunman speaks out
Edgar Maddison Welch, who has admitted to opening fire inside Comet Ping Pong, says he "just wanted to do some good."
Trump just got friendlier toward China
Trump's pick, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, is steeped in the importance of trade and the ways it benefits Americans.
What’s Trump’s agenda? Newt has some ideas
“The first challenge in governing is to not blow up,” says former House speaker Newt Gingrich, one of Donald Trump’s closest allies.