Senate Democrats refuse to back Obama on Sept. 11 bill veto
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats abandoned President Barack Obama Wednesday, siding with Republicans to overwhelmingly reject his veto and permit families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.
Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous
WASHINGTON (AP) â Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words â by design or coincidence â mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency.
Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.
Officials: US to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — The U.S. is sending 615 more troops to Iraq as the stage is set for an Iraqi-led battle to reclaim Mosul, the northern city that has been the Islamic State group's main stronghold for more than two years. The offensive, starting as soon as October, looms as a decisive moment for Iraq and for President Barack Obama's much-criticized strategy to defeat IS.
FBI director again defends integrity of Clinton email probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers may question the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state, but they should not question the investigation's thoroughness, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.