National governments

Air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Thursday, March 16, 2017. President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 16, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an "...
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March 16, 2017 - 8:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A conservative federal appellate court judge who authored the so-called torture memos under the Bush administration is criticizing personal attacks on the judiciary. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee did not mention President Donald Trump by name. But the...
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President Donald Trump walks to his motorcade after a "Friends of Ireland" luncheon on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Walking with the president from left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation to overhaul the health care law (all times EDT): 6:30 p.m. Some Republican governors are telling their party's congressional leaders that the House GOP health care bill doesn't work for their states. Govs. John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder...
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March 16, 2017 - 5:59 pm
TRUMP-BUDGET Faint praise from GOP as top Democrats slam proposed budget cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1.15 trillion budget is being received with faint praise, at best, on Capitol Hill. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey reminds: "Congress...
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Air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Thursday, March 16, 2017. President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 16, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an "...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2017 - 5:54 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump might not make it on the ballot in 2020 in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill approved by lawmakers. The Democrat-led Assembly on Thursday approved the legislation inspired by the Republican president's failure to disclose his...
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President Donald Trump walks to his motorcade after a "Friends of Ireland" luncheon on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Walking with the president from left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2017 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation to overhaul the health care law (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Rank-and-file Republicans want tax credits in their party's troubled health care overhaul to become more focused on lower earners. The GOP-run House Budget Committee voted Thursday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny speaks during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. Penny has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. (Ron Jenkins/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
March 16, 2017 - 4:03 pm
Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. The resignation came a week after the United States Olympic Committee's board recommended to USA Gymnastics chairman Paul Parilla that Penny should...
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March 16, 2017 - 1:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to set a bond and release a German Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company's U.S. emissions scandal while on vacation in Florida. Oliver Schmidt's attorneys said he was willing to risk $1.6 million in assets, with help from family and friends...
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House Judiciary subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017, on the restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 16, 2017 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime target of Republicans and a recent foil to President Donald Trump. The 9th Circuit in February refused to immediately reinstate Trump's ban...
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