National budgets

FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2017 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2017 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to...
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March 18, 2017 - 6:15 am
FRANCE-AIRPORT SHOOTING UPDATE: French police: man tried to seize weapon at airport, killed PARIS (AP) —A witness to a deadly incident at Orly Airport in Paris tells BFM television he saw the man who had grabbed a soldier's gun point it at two other soldiers who were aiming at him. There was...
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March 18, 2017 - 5:09 am
FRANCE-AIRPORT SHOOTING NEW: French police: man tried to seize weapon at airport, killed PARIS (AP) — French police say a man was shot to death after trying to seize the weapon of a soldier guarding Paris' Orly Airport. A national police official said the incident occurred Saturday morning at Orly...
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March 18, 2017 - 4:09 am
TILLERSON-ASIA North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Beijing for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year during daily press briefing at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 17, 2017 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, would see a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump's budget proposal. The exact size of the cut is unknown, but White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says the government "can't spend money on...
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Proposals for the Defense Department in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump’s plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion in 2018. How, exactly, does the commander in chief intend to use the world’s most potent fighting force? (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 17, 2017 - 4:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion in 2018. How, exactly, does Trump intend to use the world's most potent fighting force? Beyond the threat posed by Islamic State militants,...
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A portion of President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, focusing on the Department of State, USAID and Treasury International Programs, and released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The United Nations and dozens of its affiliated agencies are facing deep funding cuts and possibly an end to U.S. contributions, as the Trump administration seeks to trim billions of dollars from diplomacy and development assistance in next year’s budget. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
March 17, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Nations and dozens of its affiliated agencies are facing deep funding cuts and possibly an end to U.S. contributions as the Trump administration seeks to slash billions of dollars in next year's budget. Peacekeeping missions and international organizations that rely...
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Graphic shows Trump FY 2018 budget breakdown; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
March 17, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proposed a $1.15 trillion budget, but it's hardly the final word on how the federal government will spend taxpayer dollars. His budget is more of a blueprint than a binding document. The real power of the purse rests with Congress. Already, lawmakers...
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