• House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, during the committee's markup hearing on H.R. 5278, Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee.

  • Correction: Declawing Cats story

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a New York legislative proposal to prohibit declawing cats, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a veterinarian. Her name is Jennifer, not Jenner, Conrad.