Q&A: The debate over the ‘right to try’ experimental drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The idea is a political crowd-pleaser with a catchy slogan: giving desperately ill patients the "right to try" experimental medicines.

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday became the latest group of politicians to back the effort, sending a bill to the Senate which President ...

No guns in stadiums? No guns for Mississippi’s teachers

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi lawmakers won't pass a plan this year explicitly allowing schools and colleges to let teachers or staff members carry guns after having firearms training.

The House Thursday didn't consider House Bill 1083 , killing it for 2018's regular session, since it missed a deadline for ...

Bill would exempt private devices from open records law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Government officials in Kentucky could discuss public business on their personal devices without having to disclose it according to a surprise amendment moving quickly through the state legislature.

A legislative committee amended House Bill 302 on Wednesday to change the definition of public record to say ...

Democrats back Randy Bryce in primary to challenge Paul Ryan

National Democrats are endorsing ironworker Randy Bryce in a Wisconsin congressional primary battle for the right to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in the November midterm elections.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee selected Bryce over educator Cathy Myers. The committee named Bryce to its list of 33 best prospects ...

John Dowd resigns as Trump’s personal lawyer, says he ‘loves’ president

President Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, has resigned as the head of the president's legal team for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

"I love the president and wish him well," Mr. Dowd told The Washington Times Thursday in an email. His resignation was first reported by The New York Times.


Jury selected in Kansas bomb plot targeting Somalis

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A jury has been selected for the trial of three militia members accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in Kansas.

Opening statements are expected to begin later Thursday in the trial of Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen. ...

The Atlantic: GOP Won’t Constrain Trump

Republicans are playing a delicate game of dancing around some of President Donald Trump's behavior in hopes that they will keep their majorities in the House and Senate this fall, according to a new analysis.

John Dowd resigns as Trump’s personal lawyer: Report

President Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, has resigned as the head of the president's legal team for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a report in the New York Times.

Mr. Dowd just last weekend had called on Mr. Mueller to wrap up his investigation, then clarified that he ...

Colorado Senate minority leader steps down, cites misconduct

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's Senate minority leader, Democrat Lucia Guzman, has stepped down from her post in part to protest Republican leadership's handling of workplace harassment complaints.

The term-limited Guzman was replaced Thursday by Sen. Leroy Garcia of Pueblo.

Guzman will serve out her term as assistant minority leader.

Guzman ...

House Clears Way for Vote on $1.3T Spending Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday cleared the way for lawmakers to vote on a $1.3 trillion government spending bill that would fund federal agencies through September and avert a government shutdown.In a 211-207 vote, the chamber moved to take up debate on the...

The Latest: Cambridge Analytica CEO to testify in UK

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local):

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The British Parliament's media committee has recalled the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, to testify in its investigation into fake news.

Committee chair Damian ...

House approves $1.3 trillion spending bill; measure moves to Senate

The House approved Thursday a bipartisan $1.3 trillion measure upping spending to the military and a host of domestic projects -- including some limited funding for border security but no legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Huge budget bill clears hurdle, nears final House vote

A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers" cleared an important procedural hurdle Thursday as lawmakers struggled to meet a Friday deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.