Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels
NEW YORK (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished their White House business councils on Wednesday — the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to "make my daughter's death worthwhile" by confronting injustice the way she did.
McConnell slams bigotry as GOP grapples with Trump's remarks
NEW YORK (AP) — His party in turmoil, the Senate's top Republican on Wednesday condemned the "messages of hate and bigotry" carried by the KKK and white supremacists. But like other top GOP officials, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not criticize President Donald Trump, who said a day earlier the white supremacists don't bear all the blame for last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.