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  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions from reporters at the U.S. Capitol.

    Republican Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after a physical altercation with a Guardian journalist, NBC reports.

  • Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lambros Real Estate on May 24, 2017 in Missoula, Montana.

    Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs says Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body slammed” him during a taped interview.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at times clueless or indifferent toward Congress. Two weeks ago, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey with little to no heads-up to GOP leaders, some of whom were left struggling to explain, much less defend,...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The bee industry is buzzing over the arrest of a man accused of stealing thousands of hives worth nearly $1 million from California's almond orchards in one of the biggest such thefts on record. In California, which relies on bees brought in from such places as Missouri, Montana and North Dakota to produce more almonds than any other place in the...

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the moment a jet crashed near a small airport outside New York City and burst into flames. The Learjet 35 went down Monday afternoon near Teterboro Airport, killing both crew members. No one else was onboard the aircraft, which was coming from Philadelphia.

  • CARLSTADT, N.J.— A jet trying to land at a small airport near New York City crashed less than a mile from the runway among small warehouses and industrial buildings Monday, killing two crew members and sparking a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air. Police said no passengers were aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 p.m. a...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— TransCanada Corp. is reassessing whether oil producers in North Dakota and Montana are still interested in shipping crude through its long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline now that they have other new options to ship their product, including the Dakota Access pipeline. TransCanada announced in 2011 that it had secured five-year contracts to...

  • Nevada joins a handful of other states— South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah— in allowing people to drive 80 mph in certain, mostly rural areas. The highest speed limit in the U.S. is 85 mph on a Texas toll road from Austin to San Antonio. The higher speed is on 130 miles of Interstate 80 in the high desert, from 40 miles east of Reno to the rural town of Winnemucca.

  • SEATTLE— Idaho asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who said the ban violated free speech rights. Idaho lawmakers in 2014 made it a criminal offense to enter agricultural facilities by misrepresentation to gain access to records...

  • Republican Greg Gianforte campaigns for Montana's House of Representatives seat vacated by the appointment of Ryan Zinke to head the Department of Interior on April 22, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana.

    The president's party tends to lose ground in midterms, attracting eye-popping sums from both sides, USA Today reports.

  • TOKYO, May 12- Asian shares were hobbled on Friday by a downbeat performance on Wall Street though they remained on track for weekly gains, while oil prices extended a rally on hopes for output cuts. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased early modest gains and turned down 0.3 percent, shy of nearly two-year highs probed in the previous...

  • TOKYO, May 12- Asian shares inched up Friday, hobbled by a downbeat day on Wall Street but still on track for weekly rises, while oil prices extended gains on hopes for output cuts. President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into resistance for calling ousted FBI chief James Comey a "showboat." U.S. political turmoil has a secondary effect on markets, said Bill Northey,...

  • NEW YORK, May 10- U.S. President Donald Trump's ouster of the FBI chief that could hinder his plans for tax cuts and infrastructure spending. The yield drop faded following below-average investor demand at a $23 billion 10- year note sale with benchmark yields retesting a five-week high reached on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, May 10- U.S. President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director that could hinder his economic agenda. The yield drop faded following below-average investor demand at a $23 billion 10- year note sale, the second leg of $62 billion quarterly refunding supply this week with benchmark yields retesting a five-week high reached on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, May 10- Four U.S. states have sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Interior Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to block new leases of public lands for coal mining, according to papers filed on Tuesday in Montana federal court. State prosecutors for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington are arguing new coal extraction would...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- A bill to ease restrictions on energy development on U.S. tribal lands has a good chance of passing the Republican-controlled Congress this year, after several failed attempts since 2013, the chair of the Senate Indian affairs committee said. "I think we will be able to get the bill through the House this go around," Republican Senator John Hoeven...

  • Reuters exclusively reported on April 26 that public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states periodically send millions of dollars to an investment fund that owns the Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in New York City and pays one of Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. Trump is setting an extremely dangerous...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters)- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in Manhattan is an upscale 46- story property owned by a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The White House referred comment to the Trump Organization, the parent conglomerate for Trump's...