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Military Heads Want Transgender Enlistment Hold


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol Hill, officials familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. The new request for a delay will go to Defense Secreta...

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard Video included


Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill.

Trump Says He Didn't Tape Conversations With Comey


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey - his fired FBI director. Trump also tweets that he has "no idea" whether other "tapes" or recordings exist. Trump has disputed Comey's assertion that Trump asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty during a dinner meeting they had. When news of Comey's account broke, Trump tweeted that Comey "better hope that th...

WV Governor Justice Will Let Budget Become Law Without Signing It Video included


West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced that he will let the budget become law without signing it at the State Capitol this morning.

West Virginia Delegate Donates Special Session Salary Video included


In all the 20 day session cost taxpayers approximately 700,000 dollars, but one West Virginia Delegate says he is donating the money he was paid in the special session.

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban


The Supreme Court has struck down a law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.

Overcharges cited in West Virginia broadband project

Federal authorities say Frontier Communications overcharged West Virginia for $4.7 million of federal grant money in the $126 million project to extend broadband internet to underserved regions of the state.

Another Ohio city lifts its ban on growing medical marijuana

Another Ohio city has lifted its moratorium on cultivating medical marijuana as the state accepts applications from potential growers in that newly legalized sector.

House, Senate officials say no threat to Capitol Video included


Stay with 13 News for the latest on this developing story.

Sanders says man ID'd as shooter was on campaign


Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says the man authorities identified as opening fire on the Republican congressional baseball practice had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign.

The Latest: Trump pleased with Sessions testimony


The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee says Congress would not sit still if President Donald Trump fired the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.

It’s President Trump’s 71st birthday


Happy birthday, President Donald Trump!

AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'


Congressional sources say President Donald Trump has told Republican senators that the House health care bill is "mean" and that the Senate version should be "more generous.".

WV Senate Passes Amended Budget Bill

© WV House & Senate Return Monday to discuss budget © WV House & Senate Return Monday to discuss budget

The WV State Senate has passed an amended version of the budget Tuesday night.  Members of a house-senate conference committee met first thing this morning, and flatly rejected the latest revenue plan offered by governor justice on Monday.  Instead the committee voted 7 to 3, to adopt a new plan that does not raise any sales taxes, and does not lower anyone's income taxes.  Related Story: Sharp Divisions in WV Budget Fight The bill keeps the coal severage tax at cur...

Shana Trippett Named New Mayor of Clendenin Video included


CLENDENIN, WV - Residents in the town of Clendenin have elected a new mayor to lead recovery efforts after last June's flood. 13 News has learned that political newcomer Shana Trippett has defeated incumbent mayor Gary Bledsoe.  Bledsoe was planning to retire from public office after his current term, but after the flood, he decided that it wasn't his time to leave. Rippett also decided to run after the floods, wanting to jump-start the next chapter in recovery. The fina...

West Virginia Senate votes to fund 'essential' services

Senate approves income tax cut; sales tax increase Senate approves income tax cut; sales tax increase

West Virginia's Senate has voted to fund "essential" personnel and services while protecting the benefits of other state workers facing furloughs if the new fiscal year starts July 1 with no budget adopted.

Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, an American serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts.

West Virginia budget talks costing $500,000

West Virginia lawmakers are trying to agree on tax and budget bills for the 16th day of a special session costing the state about $500,000 so far.

Lawmakers push to add photo ID on food stamp cards

A bill supported by some Ohio lawmakers requiring identification photos on food stamp cards is a step closer to approval.

Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House Video included


President Donald Trump's wife, Melania, announces she has moved into the White House.

Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum

(AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File) (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's governor announced that the U.S. territory overwhelmingly chose statehood on Sunday in a nonbinding referendum held amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus of islanders to the U.S. mainland. Nearly half a million votes were cast for statehood, about 7,600 for free association/independence and nearly 6,700 for the current territorial status, according to preliminary results. Voter turnout was just 23 percent, leading opponents ...

Sessions To Appear Before Senate Intelligence Committee


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign have sparked questions, agreed Saturday to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election. Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after acknowledging that he had met twice last year with the R...

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