Federal Government

DENVER | Activists want details on inquiry into ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER — Jan 10, 2019— Activists asked a U.S. judge Thursday to make documents public from a 27-year-old criminal investigation into a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver with a history of fires, leaks and spills. The activists said the documents could show whether the federal government did enough to clean up the site before turning … Continue reading DENVER | Activists want details on inquiry into ex-nuke weapons plant

NEW YORK | Stocks turn higher after early slide; Macy’s nosedives

NEW YORK  — Jan 10, 2019— After a shaky start, U.S. stocks are mostly higher at midday Thursday as industrial companies, utilities and household goods makers rise. The S&P 500 is on track for its fifth consecutive gain. U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped trade talks in Beijing without a significant breakthrough. Retailers sank after Macy’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks turn higher after early slide; Macy’s nosedives

HIDALGO, Texas | Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump’s border wall

HIDALGO, Texas — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and … Continue reading HIDALGO, Texas | Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump’s border wall

NEW YORK | Stocks post 4th straight gain as hopes build on China trade

NEW YORK—Jan 09, 2019—Stocks cinched their fourth consecutive gain Wednesday as indexes around the world build on their early 2019 rally. The gains for U.S. indexes faded slightly after President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders said Trump cut short a meeting on ending the partial shutdown of the federal government. The last four-day winning streak … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks post 4th straight gain as hopes build on China trade

MANHATTAN, Kan. | The Latest: Kansas Rep. Marshall considering Senate race

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jan 04, 2019—The Latest on Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ future (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A spokesman says Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 now that Sen. Pat Roberts does not plan to seek re-election. Marshall spokesman Brent Robertson said Friday that the … Continue reading MANHATTAN, Kan. | The Latest: Kansas Rep. Marshall considering Senate race

WASHINGTON | Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019—Smithsonian museums are closed. There are no federal staffers to answer tourists’ questions at the Lincoln Memorial. And across the United States, national parks are cluttered with trash. Yet despite the federal government shutdown, a historic clock tower at the Trump International Hotel remained open Friday for its handful of visitors, staffed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

WASHINGTON | House Democrats have plan to re-open government

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are introducing a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving money for President Donald Trump‘s border wall. The House is preparing to vote as soon as the new Congress convenes Thursday, as one of the first acts after Democrats take control, according to an aide who … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House Democrats have plan to re-open government

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s wall may be different than advertised

WASHINGTON — The Latest on partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its second week. (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Three confidantes of President Donald Trump are indicating that the president’s signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border won’t be fulfilled as advertised. Trump sparked fervent chants of “Build that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s wall may be different than advertised