Government budgets

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Zinke said geographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
March 29, 2017 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Building a wall "is...
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FILE - This Friday, June 13, 2014, file photo, shows the cooling towers, right, and nuclear reactor containment buildings area, left, at Plant Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Waynesboro, Ga. Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan’s Toshiba Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, March 29, 2017, calling into question the future of a number of billion-dollar nuclear projects under construction, including two in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
March 29, 2017 - 3:12 pm
Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, calling into question the future of a number of billion-dollar nuclear projects under construction, including two in the U.S. Westinghouse said in a statement that it filed the...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a doctor and former congressman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 29, 2017 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official got strong pushback Wednesday from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also dodged repeated...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a doctor and former congressman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 29, 2017 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is getting strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties over the White House's proposed cuts in medical research, public health and social service programs. Price also dodged repeated attempts Wednesday by Democrats to flush out the...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House, but he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 29, 2017 - 3:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House, but he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 29, 2017 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 10, 2017, women pick leaves from a tree that they will later cook for dinner in the small village of Apada, near Aweil, in South Sudan. The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 7:25 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, U.S. Navy veteran Stephen Matthews sits for a photograph in the bedroom of a relative's home in Warwick, R.I., where he and his family lived after being evicted from their home. Through federal assistance, Matthews received a voucher that would pay about two-thirds of his rent, and found a place to live in late December after a six-month search. President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget eliminates an independent agency that coordinates the efforts of several federal agencies which play a role in preventing and ending homelessness. Nonprofits and local government officials said it would be harder to house the rest of the nation's homeless veterans without the council's guidance, leadership and coordination. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 28, 2017 - 8:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants. Like President Donald Trump's 2018 budget, which was panned by...
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March 28, 2017 - 8:46 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE-GRAHAM GOP senator says House intel chairman put his 'objectivity in question' WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says the House intelligence chairman has "put his objectivity in question" when it comes to investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Sen...
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WWL AP Feed General
March 28, 2017 - 8:39 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org The New...
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