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On 100th day, Trump notes 'historic' steps

Gorsuch, pipeline, Cabinet on his inventory of successes

Subscriber onlyHARRISBURG, Pa. -- President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes, and accusing the news media of misleading Americans. Continue reading...

Ivanka's influence not a 1st-family 1st

Several presidents have enlisted their daughters’ help — and been swayed

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Ivanka Trump is the first first daughter in American history to score a West Wing office and hire a chief of staff. As her father's "special adviser," she can roll her eyes at the commander in chief's jokes while also taking up his cause in Europe. Continue reading...

With no Trump, dinner in D.C. focuses on press

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Washington journalists celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of previous years because the president of the United States did not attend. Continue reading...

Protesters demand climate action

Thousands across U.S. denounce environmental rollbacks

Subscriber onlySEATTLE -- Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change, taking aim at President Donald Trump's agenda for rolling back environmental protections. Continue reading...

Health bill spawns worry on pre-existing conditions

Groups question state provision in GOP plan

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates are echoing those concerns. Continue reading...

Gay bishop keeps job for now

United Methodists torn on woman’s status, sexuality law

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Continue reading...

Rising rent threatens future of 9/11-linked NYC chapel

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Parishioners at a New York City chapel that sheltered 9/11 first responders are praying for a miracle to save it from falling victim itself to the prosperity of its resurgent neighborhood. Continue reading...

Wisconsin divided over drying lakes, farms' wells

Subscriber onlyTOWN OF OASIS, Wis. -- As the number of high-capacity wells used for agriculture grows in Wisconsin, the state no longer can take water for granted, despite being bordered on three sides by Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River and cross-hatched with innumerable rivers, streams and lakes. Continue reading...

Video shows Delta Air Lines pilot hitting passenger to break up fight

Subscriber onlyA Delta Air Lines pilot hit a female passenger who was fighting with another woman on the floor of a boarding ramp in Atlanta in mid-April, according to a video released by TMZ. Continue reading...

Experts see LLC rush in tax plan

15% ‘pass-through’ rate could spur reclassifications, they say

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- The proposal from President Donald Trump's administration to cut the tax rate on partnerships and limited liability companies could set off a stampede of individual taxpayers trying to reclassify themselves as so-called pass-through businesses to take advantage of the savings, tax experts say. Continue reading...

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The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyBondholders reject Puerto Rico debt plan Continue reading...

Canada, U.S. fuss over logs to linger

Last subsidy war went on for years

Subscriber onlyA long road remains after Donald Trump fired the starting pistol in yet another softwood lumber fight, one of several trade disputes the U.S. and Canada are set to spend years sorting out. Continue reading...

Hacker says he put Netflix show online

Subscriber onlySAN FRANCISCO -- A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's series Orange Is The New Black. Continue reading...

Spacewalking report: Suits fewer, show age

Subscriber onlyCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's spacewalking suits are in short supply, and a replacement is still years away despite the nearly $200 million spent on new technology, the space agency's inspector general reported Wednesday. Continue reading...

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