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Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

Jul. 20, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It's more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is finally ready to open in suburban Denver with the promise of state-of-the-art medical care. The $1.7 billion Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center made it through nearly a...

The Latest: Mulvaney defends Trump's Fed comments

Jul. 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

The Latest on rising trade tensions following comments by President Donald Trump (all times local): _____ 11:50 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is defending President Donald Trump's comment lamenting the Federal Reserve's action to raise U.S. interest rates. Mulvaney says he's sure most presidents...

New Mexico regents move forward with cutting sports

Jul. 19, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Board of Regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to eliminate four sports teams and make other changes to its troubled athletic department to address persistent budget problems and failures to meet federal gender equity requirements under Title IX. University...

Trump's pick to run consumer watchdog faces skeptical Senate

Jul. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump's nominee to take over the nation's consumer watchdog agency exasperated some Democrats with vague answers at a Senate hearing Thursday, but Kathy Kraninger appears to be on her way to getting confirmed later this year. Republicans hold a 51-seat Republican majority in the...

The Latest: Watchdog nominee fails to sway Democrats

Jul. 19, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the confirmation hearing for Kathy Kraninger (all times local): 1:30 p.m. After roughly three hours, the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ended. Kathy Kraninger did not appear to win any support...

Republicans block bid to extend election security grants

Jul. 19, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling. "The Russians attacked our democracy. They will be back, and we are not...

A nonbinding immigration bill becomes campaign battlefield

Jul. 18, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The measure, which changes no laws,...

Trump endorses GOP Rep. Yoder's re-election in Kansas 3rd

Jul. 18, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave his "full and total endorsement" to Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Democrats see as competitive after Hillary Clinton narrowly carried it in the last presidential election. Trump tweeted his support for the four-term...

The Latest: GOP using immigration vote to slam Democrats

Jul. 18, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional immigration proposals (all times local): 3:32 p.m. A divided House has approved a symbolic Republican measure that praises U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement and ridicules Democratic efforts to abolish the agency. The measure is an election-year effort by...

Delaware prison building to be demolished after deadly riot

Jul. 16, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A building at Delaware's maximum-security prison that was the site of a deadly inmate riot and hostage-taking last year will be torn down, officials said Monday. Demolition of the C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center is expected to begin this fall, Department of Correction...