Trump, Japan's Abe talk about Syria, North Korea

The White House says in a statement on Sunday that the leaders agreed that Syrian President Bashar Assad's "use of chemical weapons against civilians, including women and children, was abhorrent and warranted a strong response from the international community."

Iowa GOP lawmakers drop 'fetal heartbeat' abortion bill

Iowa Republican lawmakers have dropped plans for what would have been among the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, retreating only a day after the proposal was announced.House GOP lawmakers announced Wednesday they removed language from a bill that called for a…

Secretary of state will undergo treatment for colon cancer

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she will undergo treatment for colon cancer over the next several weeks.She said in a statement Monday that she remains committed to her role as secretary of state and will be able to continue performing her official duties during her treatment and recovery periods.Assistant Secretary Mark Neary will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations when Wyman is out of the office for treatment.

Utah governor says he will approve strictest DUI limit in US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say…

Attorney general who sued Obama, Trump travels Eastern Washington

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is traveling Eastern Washington this week to speak with local communities. On Tuesday, Ferguson presented to Pasco city officials and the Tri-Cities…

Trump's 'hard power budget' increases defense spending, cuts to State Dept, EPA

 President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline Thursday that proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the wholesale elimination of other federal programs.