• Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, days after the collapse of GOP leaders’ repeal effort in Washington.

  • AP Exclusive: Lottery manager still on job after firing

    CHICAGO (AP) — When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state’s $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making more money that could be funneled into education and construction projects.

  • States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.

  • A look at how Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from job losses, bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees’ Social Security checks don’t accurately portray how the system works.

  • What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes’ efforts to stop the project.

  • Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to what he’s called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources.

  • White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico.

  • Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.

  • Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

    PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.