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FILE - In this March 30, 2006, file photo, Rinat Akhmetov, an eastern Ukrainian steel and coal magnate, speaks to the media in Kiev, Ukraine. The charity foundation run by billionaire Akhmetov said in a statement on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, that its work in the region has been paralyzed after rebels blocked access to Akhmetov's Shakhtar FC arena in the rebel capital Donetsk, which hosted the 2012 European football championships and now serves as a warehouse for the relief effort. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in UkraineRussian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine say they are taking over scores of factories and mines in the region, many belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid to a war-battered population
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2014, file photo, Amanda Curtis speaks before the opening of the Montana Democratic Party's special nominating convention in Helena, Montana. Curtis, a state legislator from Butte, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in a special election to fill Montana's seat in the U.S. House which became vacant Wednesday, March 1, 2017, when Republican Ryan Zinke was confirmed as President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
Montana governor calls for May 25 election to replace ZinkeGov. Steve Bullock says a special election will be held May 25 to fill Montana's only seat in the U.S. House
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Gavin Grimm is interview at his home in Gloucester, Va. The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys' restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to weigh in.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia school board: Court should delay transgender caseThe Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys' restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to weigh in
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Trump's office on immigrant crime is dramatic overhaulPresident Donald Trump is spotlighting violence committed by immigrants by creating a national office that would serve American victims of such crimes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Supreme Court revives challenge by black voters in VirginiaThe Supreme Court is giving new life to a challenge by African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed some legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Official: Calif. faces $50B price tag for flood controlCalifornia faces an estimated $50 billion price tag for roads, dams and other infrastructure threatened by floods such as the one that severely damaged Oroville Dam
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speak on Capitol Hill before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP: Trump budget plan cuts both too deeply and not enoughCongressional Republicans are panning the emerging outlines of President Donald Trump's first foray into budgeting
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump hosts a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017,  in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump speech leaves GOP encouraged, but still dividedPresident Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress left Republicans encouraged, but still divided as they pursue a sweeping agenda on health care, taxes and more
The Associated Press1 hour ago
US general: Russia inadvertently struck US-backed SyriansA U.S. general says a Russian airstrike in Syria hit U.S.-backed Syrian Arab forces who are part of the fight against the Islamic State group
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: Trump meets with Republican leaders of CongressPresident Donald Trump says he and top congressional Republicans are meeting to 'start the process'
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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