July 20, 2019

AP sources: Trump officers weigh delay of abortion curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told federally funded family planning clinics it is considering a delay in enforcing a controversial rule that bars them from referring women for abortions. That comes after clinics had vowed defiance.
July 20, 2019

EPA rejects problem of pesticide linked to mind harm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a key legal challenge Thursday to a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, saying environmental groups had failed to prove that a ban was warranted.
July 20, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump challenges Fed with doubtful idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is flipping interest-rate theory on its head as he tries to blame the Fed for holding back growth.
July 20, 2019

‘He was basking in that moment like an iguana soaking up racist sun’: Late-night hosts rebuke Trump over rally chant

Just minutes after Stephen Colbert kicked off his show Thursday night, the late-night host took a moment to deliver a timely public service announcement.
July 20, 2019

Stevens’ physique to lie in repose at Supreme Court on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the body of former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the court on Monday.
July 20, 2019

The Latest: House OKs minimal wage hike, Senate possibilities dim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times local):12:05 p.m.
July 20, 2019

Plastic or paper? Trump marketing campaign weighs in on straw debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick.
July 20, 2019

ESPN’s Dan Le Batard rips Trump, derides community’s no-politics coverage

Dan Le Batard launched into an impassioned political monologue Thursday, saying, “There’s a racial division in this country that’s being instigated by the president, and we here at ESPN haven’t had the stomach for that fight.”
July 20, 2019

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.
July 20, 2019

Homeland Security chief: Family border separations are down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer’s zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons.