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Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters ahead of Tuesday's vote on the health care bill on Capitol Hill.

Senate rejects measure to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act

The Senate rejected a proposal Wednesday that would have repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act and provided a two-year delay for lawmakers to develop a substitute.
FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe speaks during a news conference announcing the takedown of the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, at the Justice Department in Washington, July 20, 2017.

Trump pressures Attorney General Sessions to fire the acting FBI director

The acting FBI director, Andrew McCabe, has been a periodic target of conservative attacks.
U.S. troops walk outside their base in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2017.
ANALYSIS

The military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care

The price of providing medical care to transgender servicemembers, in other words, is negligible, and hardly “tremendous” as the president put it.

Earnings, bank shares propel S&P 500 to record high

Those stocks spurred the Dow industrials, leaving the index close to record territory.

Fans of Microsoft’s long-standing Paint program are feeling very blue

Paint was Microsoft’s original Windows 1.0 program when the company launched in 1985.

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