Trump’s Ireland trip not canceled, but not finalized either: White House

The White House pushed back on reports Tuesday that President Trump's trip to Ireland in November was canceled, saying the visit was still being finalized.

"The president will travel to Paris in November as previously announced," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "We are still finalizing whether Ireland ...

ACLU-Alaska announces settlement in immigration detention

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska says it's settled a lawsuit with the city of Palmer that alleged officers wrongfully detained a Peruvian man over his immigration status.

In exchange for dropping his lawsuit, Alex Caceda (kuh-SAY'-duh) received $50,000 in compensation, a written apology from ...

Was Obama worse to the press than Trump?

Former President Barack Obama recently has re-emerged as a strident political force for his party, criticizing President Trump for deeming the news media "an enemy of the people," among other things.

His comments prompted some to recall Mr. Obama's relationship with the press while in office.

"He blamed many bad ...

Mitch McConnell forecasts ‘very challenging election on the Senate side’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday called the 2018 Senate map "very challenging," pointing out that the party of the White House almost always loses seats in the president's first midterm elections and ticking off nine races he described as too close to call.

Mr. McConnell told reporters in ...

Bernie Sanders’ son in crowded New Hampshire primary field

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A toss-up congressional district featuring no fewer than 17 candidates, including Sen. Bernard Sanders' son, topped the ballot Tuesday in a New Hampshire primary that provides one of the final measures of the country's mood before November's midterm election.

Accustomed to going first in the presidential ...

Iran relocates consulate in Iraq’s Basra following unrest

BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Iran's ambassador to Iraq says his country is relocating its consulate in Basra, after demonstrators burned down the old one four days ago.

Protests in the oil-rich city that began over failing services and contaminated drinking water have morphed into a condemnation of Iraq's entire political ...

John Brennan endorsed anti-Trump Steele dossier: Bob Woodward

Then-CIA Director John Brennan endorsed the Christopher Steele dossier when he first acquired a copy in December 2016, saying it matched the Russia collusion charges from his sources, according to "Fear," a Bob Woodward book on the Donald Trump presidency that debuted Tuesday.

A spokesman for Mr. Brennan said he ...

House keeps on schedule despite hurricane threat

The House will still come into session this week to vote on major bills, including the first final spending bills of the year, braving the looming hurricane.

Even as the District of Columbia declares a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday ...

Trump cancels visit to Ireland

President Trump's scheduled trip to Ireland in mid-November has been canceled, an administration source confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.No reason was given for the cancellation, although Trump was expected to face...

The Latest: Censure sought for 2 West Virginia justices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Latest on impeachment proceeding in the West Virginia Senate involving impeached state Supreme Court justices (all times local):

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A proposed agreement has been reached with two of four impeached West Virginia Supreme Court justices that would publicly censure the pair and dismiss impeachment ...

The Latest: Spanish minister would prefer separatists free

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on Catalan separatists in Spain (all times local):

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Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell says that he would prefer for jailed Catalan separatist leaders to be free while awaiting a trial for their role in last year's push for independence from Spain.

Nine ...

‘Minibus’ spending package protects Capitol Hill sledders

Among the winners in the newly-released spending package that funds federal energy, veterans and legislative branch programs? Capitol Hill sledders.

An explanatory statement accompanying the "minibus" package instructs U.S. Capitol Police not to enforce regulations restricting the Capitol Grounds from being used as "playgrounds or otherwise" "when encountering snow sledders ...

Rosanne Cash calls threats to journalism ‘really alarming’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rosanne Cash's interest in political and social activism started at a young age, but she also had a role model in her father, Johnny Cash.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will receive the "Spirit of Americana" Free Speech award Wednesday during the Americana Honors & Awards show in ...

Iraqi man seeks release after long immigration detainment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An Iraqi man who allegedly hid his past as a member of an elite Iraqi military force is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to release him after 16 months in immigration custody.

Attorneys for 34-year-old Farass Adnan Ali are challenging what they call his "unreasonable, prolonged" ...

Federal deficit soars 32 percent to $895B

The federal deficit hit $895 billion in the first 11 months of fiscal 2018, an increase of $222 billion, or 32 percent, over the same period the previous year, ...