U.S. President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to build his promised border wall during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Feb. 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

America’s southern border by the numbers

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to circumvent Congress and…

Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) makes remarks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 26. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Sipa USA/TNS)

Health care bills threaten huge disruptions across system

By Noam N. Levey Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans, who…

As a candidate, Donald Trump visited the Bay of Pigs museum in Little Havana on October 25, 2016. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Trump expected to reverse some of Obama’s rapprochement with Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to roll back parts President…

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the big winners Saturday. (Paul Sancya/AP) (John Lochner/AP)

Trump wins SC; Clinton takes Nevada

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Donald Trump barreled to victory in South Carolina’s Republican…

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the big winners Saturday. (Paul Sancya/AP) (John Lochner/AP)
Hillary Clinton, right, speaks to Bernie Sanders during a break at the Democratic presidential primary debate Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)

Sanders apologizes to Clinton, supporters for data breach

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Bernie Sanders apologized to Hillary Clinton and his own…

Hillary Clinton, right, speaks to Bernie Sanders during a break at the Democratic presidential primary debate Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, cars fill the parking lot of a Costco store in Seattle. A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened several people in multiple states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials say a business is recalling a…

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, cars fill the parking lot of a Costco store in Seattle. A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened several people in multiple states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Rescue workers and medics work by victims in a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Police officials in France on Friday reported a shootout in a Paris restaurant and an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium. It was unclear if the events were linked. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Paris air travel proceeds, but some cancel future visits after terror attacks

Airlines continued to operate flights to Paris on Saturday, but the terror…

Rescue workers and medics work by victims in a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Police officials in France on Friday reported a shootout in a Paris restaurant and an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium. It was unclear if the events were linked. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
This undated photo from a MySpace page that appeared to belong to Chris Harper Mercer shows him holding a rifle. Authorities identified Mercer as the gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (MySpace via AP Photo)

Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire in a community…

This undated photo from a MySpace page that appeared to belong to Chris Harper Mercer shows him holding a rifle. Authorities identified Mercer as the gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (MySpace via AP Photo)
Pope Francis shakes hands with school children as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (Cliff Owen/AP)

Pope, after blunt talk to Congress, thanks nuns in New York

NEW YORK — Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New…

Pope Francis shakes hands with school children as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (Cliff Owen/AP)
A helicopter makes a water drop on a wildfire hot spot Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Carmel Valley, Calif.  (Vern Fisher/The Monterey County Herald via AP)

Crews gain more control over destructive California blazes

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — Crews made gains overnight on one of the worst…

A helicopter makes a water drop on a wildfire hot spot Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Carmel Valley, Calif.  (Vern Fisher/The Monterey County Herald via AP)
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., center, leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, after a divided House voted to block Planned Parenthood's federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the government.  (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON — Seeking to avert a government shutdown, Republican leaders drove a…

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., center, leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, after a divided House voted to block Planned Parenthood's federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the government.  (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis.  (Carter County Detention Center via AP)

Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing over gay marriage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Attorneys for the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last…

This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis.  (Carter County Detention Center via AP)
Edgar Orea, right, preaches to a group of same sex marriage supporters that have gathered outside the Carl D. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

ASHLAND, Ky. — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for…

Edgar Orea, right, preaches to a group of same sex marriage supporters that have gathered outside the Carl D. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
Thai authorities arrest a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok on Aug. 17. (National Council for Peace and Order via AP)

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

BANGKOK — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of…

Thai authorities arrest a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok on Aug. 17. (National Council for Peace and Order via AP)
President Barack Obama on Sunday said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's…

President Barack Obama on Sunday said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., poses by a hotel room window overlooking the Imperial Palace grounds during a photo session in Tokyo. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP, 2014)

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

NEW YORK — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website…

In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., poses by a hotel room window overlooking the Imperial Palace grounds during a photo session in Tokyo. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP, 2014)
This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were fatally shot during an on-air interview Wednesday. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP)

In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man ‘waiting to go BOOM’

Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman…

This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were fatally shot during an on-air interview Wednesday. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP)
A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at  a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

US stocks slump; Dow briefly plunges 1,000 points

U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging…

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at  a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
A Thalys train of French national railway operator, SNCF, stands at the main train station in Arras, northern France, after a gunman opened fire injuring three people, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo)

French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

PARIS — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from…

A Thalys train of French national railway operator, SNCF, stands at the main train station in Arras, northern France, after a gunman opened fire injuring three people, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo)
New explosions and fires rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Saturday, as one survivor was pulled out and authorities ordered evacuations to clean up chemical contamination more than two days after a fire and a series of blasts set off the disaster. (Chinatopix/AP)

New explosions at China blast zone as chemical contamination fears prompt evacuation; 104 dead

TIANJIN, China — New small explosions rocked a disaster zone in the…

New explosions and fires rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Saturday, as one survivor was pulled out and authorities ordered evacuations to clean up chemical contamination more than two days after a fire and a series of blasts set off the disaster. (Chinatopix/AP)