Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) NEW YORK (AP) — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with “fake news,” the...

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s...

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans’ health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the bill Senate leaders hope to vote on...

The Latest: New cyberattack uses same NSA-developed exploit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Security experts say Tuesday’s cyberattack shares something in common with last month’s WannaCry attack: Both spread by using...

Outdoor Channel star sentenced for poaching in Wyoming

KEMMERER, Wyo. (AP) — The star of an Outdoor Channel hunting show has been fined $23,000 and given a suspended jail sentence for poaching in Wyoming. The incident occurred in October on Spring Creek Ranch, a property owned by the “Wildgame Nation” star, Billy A....

Maddon says Cubs making informal trip to White House

FILE – This Jan. 16, 2017 file photo shows then-President Barack Obama talking with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, and co-owner Laura Ricketts, left, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2016 World Series...

US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

FILE -In this fie picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdul-Hamid Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017...

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils ‘Obamacare’ repeal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speak with the media after they and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex...

Judge denies request to restart Shkreli jury selection

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for price-gouging has hit a rough patch. Lawyers for Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL’-ee) complained Tuesday that news coverage is tainting the New York...

Amy Silverstein explores friendship in 'My Glory' memoir

“My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: a Memoir” (Harper Wave), by Amy Silverstein Amy Silverstein received a new heart when was 25 years old, and for the next 26 years she beat the odds, surpassing all expectations for a transplant recipient. Then a single jolt of...