WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials want the Supreme Court to help them hurry up and spend up to $2.5 billion to construct a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border before Congress thwarts them with new spending legislation on Oct. 1.

A Yakima Valley legislator on Thursday honored a missing Native woman whose body was recently found near Toppenish, urging congressional action on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women throughout the United States.

WASHINGTON — House Democrats rejected an attempt Wednesday to force a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, showing that anger and frustration over the president's racist tweets and other actions have not yet convinced a majority to push for his removal.

Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a yearlong investigation into the company’s privacy practices, according to multiple reports Friday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Embattled Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta is stepping down amid mounting criticism of a plea deal he struck with a convicted sex offender while Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Department is trying to prevent two former members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team from testifying behind closed doors in Congress next week, when Mueller will testify before lawmakers, according to people familiar with the matter.

LONDON — The British ambassador to Washington has resigned following a leak of diplomatic cables in which he described President Donald Trump and his administration as “inept” and “chaotic,” Britain’s Foreign Office said Wednesday.

CHICAGO — Boeing is set to lose the title of being the world's biggest planemaker after reporting a 37-percent drop in deliveries for the first half of the year due to the prolonged grounding of its best-selling MAX jets.

DALLAS — H. Ross Perot, the feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled U.S. politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s that struck a chord with disgruntled voters, died on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a new rule that would force pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertising.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — California billionaire and liberal activist Tom Steyer will announce this week that he plans to enter the already crowded field of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a person close to him.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was considering several ways to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, including by executive order, despite legal and logistical hurdles that could stop him.

WATERLOO, Iowa — Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail with a new drive to contrast his views with those of other Democratic presidential hopefuls after a rough debate performance last week highlighted his tenuous grasp on front-runner status.

CHICAGO — Boeing said on Wednesday it would give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration had not dropped its efforts to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, contradicting statements made by his own officials including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that Border Patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against lawmakers on a private Facebook group.

NEW YORK — Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman failed to outline adequate grounds for a new trial so his February conviction should stand, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that it will reconsider last month’s ruling that allowed the Trump administration to withhold family planning money from clinics that make referrals for abortion.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Trump administration is considering changes to immigration policies that had previously protected the spouse and dependents of military service members from deportation, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official confirmed Monday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the partisan gerrymandering that has allowed Republicans to control power in several closely divided states. A majority ruled that elected lawmakers, not judges, have right to draw the election maps for their states.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to uphold an effort to ask all households about the citizenship of their residents as part of the 2020 census. They sent the matter back to a lower court for review.

After a Democratic presidential debate in which a looming global climate crisis got only seven minutes discussion, Gov. Jay Inslee and environmental activists are renewing calls for a dedicated debate on the issue.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday.

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is “insulated from short-term political pressures,” as policymakers wrestle with whether to cut rates as President Donald Trump has demanded.

With virtually the entire adult U.S. population seeking the Democratic presidential nomination — or so it seems — the party faces some knotty questions.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump called for hospitals to disclose to patients up front how much they charge for tests, surgeries and other procedures, in an executive order he signed Monday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — For nearly 70 years, William “Hoover” Jones’s family wondered what happened to him.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two of the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, will be inching toward their 80th birthdays come Election Day.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court upheld on Thursday the display of a 40-foot cross at a busy Maryland intersection, ruling the symbol can be seen as a war memorial honoring local soldiers and not an unconstitutional promotion of a favored religion.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head of U.S. Border Patrol defended using military personnel at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying extra resources are needed “as long as we face this crisis” of an influx of migrants.