- Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities.
- Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.
- Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a "narcissistic maniac," while his primary opponent called Trump's victory a "political and constitutional Sept. 11."
- Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin
BERLIN (AP) — Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser.
- Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.
- NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.
- Peterson says he's agreed on 2-year contract with Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson says he has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.
- Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama.
- Little Big Man: Celtics' Thomas finding stride after tragedy
BOSTON (AP) — There's a cloud trailing Isaiah Thomas these days. In his basketball world, though, there's also been light. And, on occasion, even some levity.
- The old guys are coming up big so far in these playoffs
George W. Bush was early in his first term as president. Seattle was years away from losing the SuperSonics. "Arrested Development" hadn't even started airing yet.