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Trump sees to slash government spending in budget plan

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WASHINGTON The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and federal purse strings - to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit.

Unruly passenger aboard Hawaii flight prompted bomb scare: FBI

A Turkish man prompted a bomb scare aboard a weekend American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu through a series of outbursts culminating in a desperate scuffle with crew members and fellow passengers, the FBI said in court documents filed on Monday.

May 22 2017

Trump administration wants Obamacare subsidy case put on hold, again

WASHINGTON The Trump administration asked on Monday that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

AUSTIN, Texas The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children.

Politics, Election 2016, May 22 2017

New England prep school: 13 past staffers engaged in sexual misconduct

BOSTON An elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged on Monday that 13 former members of its staff engaged in sexual misconduct with students in incidents dating back decades, following an independent review by a Boston law firm.

May 22 2017

Ex-employee of U.S. defense firm pleads guilty in espionage case

A former employee of a U.S. defense contractor has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to sell sensitive satellite information to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence agent, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

May 22 2017

Father of tourist killed in NYC attack: 'She loved Times Square'

NEW YORK A framed tribute from the father of an 18-year-old Michigan woman killed last week in New York's Times Square appeared on Monday morning near the spot where a driver intentionally hit her, circled by a rain-soaked mound of flowers and stuffed toys.

May 22 2017

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

BOSTON A West Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with fraudulently claiming he could sell some of the $500 million in artwork stolen from a Boston museum a quarter century ago, even though he had no access to the long-sought masterpieces.

Arts May 22 2017

Scandal-plagued Fox News hit with more lawsuits in U.S. court

Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc .

Television, May 22 2017

Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million

LOS ANGELES A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail.

Arts May 22 2017

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