GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

Democrats have threatened to oppose the temporary spending bill if there wasn’t a bipartisan deal on a $1 trillion measure financing the government through September. Final agreement on some loose ends in that massive measure has remained elusive.

US economy likely slowed last quarter, but rebound expected

A variety of factors are cited for the expected slowdown, ranging from warmer-than-usual weather that held back utility production to an IRS delay in distributing tax refunds, which possibly dampened consumer spending at the start of 2017.

Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution said Williams lurched and convulsed several times during the execution.

Bears trade up to nab quarterback Mitch Trubisky

The Chicago Bears drafted their latest quarterback of the future, grabbing North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick on Thursday night after trading up a spot with the San Francisco 49ers.

TinCaps lefty Logan Allen live with WANE-TV

Allen’s success on the diamond hasn’t been the only joy in his family’s life this season. His older brother Phillip, who has been disabled since the age of two, left his family’s home for the first time in eight years today.