• Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II outlined the government’s legislative program in a speech to Parliament on Wednesday after the prime minister slimmed down her plans and promised “humility” in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union following a disastrous election that cost the ruling Conservative Party its majority.

  • AP Exclusive: Records show scant support for Walker’s plan

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to drug-test Medicaid recipients and increase premiums on poor people drew five positive comments out of more than 1,000 submitted by the public, with one of the supportive letters coming from his own lieutenant governor, according to a review by The Associated Press.

  • From David to Michel, a guide to top people in Brexit talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit talks to lead Britain out of the European Union kicked off on Monday and the chief negotiators are already on a first-name basis. Here’s a look at the people who are likely to dominate these talks over much of the next two years.