GOP senator: Trump official threatened my state

GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska told "Alaska Dispatch News" that Interior Secy. Ryan Zinke called him to say the "no" vote put Alaska's future with the administration in jeopardy.

California court could speed up building of bullet train

The California Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling that could have big implications for the state's $64 billion high-speed rail project

Wife supports Trump; says politician husband has…

The wife of a Florida Democratic state attorney says she is getting divorced _ in part because she supports President Donald Trump and he doesn't

Prosecutors: Menendez motion to dismiss charges 'meritless'

The government is attempting to poke holes in New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's motion to dismiss corruption charges against him

Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 101 as polarizing…

Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes

14th case linked to serial rapist in Kansas college towns

Authorities have new information about a serial rapist who is believed to have attacked at least a dozen women from 2000 to 2008 in the college towns of Manhattan and Lawrence

Boston Beer beats on top line

CNBC's Seema Mody reports on the quarterly earnings for Boston Beer.

NASA's Moon Rover will mine for water in the dark

NASA computer scientists are teaching exploration and mining robots to navigate planets in the dark. NASA Ames Research Center scientists showed off their Resource Prospector rover during a Facebook Live stream yesterday. The rover will explore the poles of the moon and mine for natural resources. Kind of like in "Avatar" but without the blue aliens.

Meet Afghanistan's Top Guns

A new generation of Afghan fighter pilots are starting to fly missions against the Taliban.

The New York Times - What Is the Health Care…

From The New York Times: Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor for The Times, explains the voting and amendment process that the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act must go through next.By: By A.J. CHAVAR and DREW JORDAN. Watch the original video on Times Video:

Bannon pushes higher tax rate for wealthy…

The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes joins Morning Joe to discuss a report that Steve Bannon is looking to raise taxes for the country's wealthiest Americans and the future of health care.

Republicans reject straight repeal of Obamacare

Trump hasn't been afraid to go after members of his own party to pass the healthcare bill.

Trump Laywer: ‘Nothing Illegal’ About Trum…

President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow tells Chuck “there was nothing illegal to cover up” about Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians during the campaign. Plus, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) talks developments on the health care bill.

Want To Talk To your Pet? Amazon Says A Pet…

We all talk to our dogs. But Amazon may have some new tech on the way that may make it possible for them to talk back. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

The Latest: GOP turns toward scaled back health…

Republicans are turning toward a scaled-back effort that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Government announces cleanup plan for NYC radioactive site

The federal government has announced its plan to clean up a Superfund site in New York City where radioactive material was once processed to develop the world's first atomic bomb

Twitter shares tumble

Twitter shares plunged after the microblogging company disappointed investors with stagnant monthly active user growth in the second quarter. Fred Katayama reports.

Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself makes plea deal

A Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself in an Atlanta park has pleaded guilty to violating two city ordinances after prosecutors agreed to drop a public indecency charge

Utilities Might've Known About Climate Change As…

A new report shows that despite warnings about carbon dioxide's role in climate change, industry leaders lobbied to deny a link between the two.

White House responds to Boy Scouts apology

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she had not seen the letter of apology issued by the Boy Scouts of America for the political content in President Trump's speech. She said from her firsthand view the Jamboree was "one of the most energetic crowds" she has seen for Trump.

Forbes: Amazon CEO Bezos was briefly the world's…

Forbes magazine says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the world's richest man Thursday, as stock in his e-commerce company hit an all-time high

Sessions responds to Trump's criticism

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says President Trump's critical tweets toward him were "kind of hurtful," in an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

Alleged mastermind of Jamaican lottery scam…

Jamaican man accused of masterminding lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars pleads guilty to conspiracy