- Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang.
- VA pledges more inspections, drug tests to stem opioid theft
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions, acknowledging gaps that had allowed thousands of doctors, nurses and other staff to go unchecked for signs of illicit drug use.
- Records show EPA's Pruitt used private email, despite denial
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, despite telling Congress that he had always used a state email account for government business.
- Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration.
- HBCUs, advocates looking for help from Trump on funding
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's historically black colleges and universities are pushing for President Donald Trump to set aside more federal contracts and grants for their schools, and take a greater hand in their welfare by moving responsibility for a key program for those colleges to the White House.
- Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier.
- House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Democratic women wearing white for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic women in the House are planning to wear white in honor of women's suffrage when they attend President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress.
- Palestinian envoy warns against moving US embassy in Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Palestinian's top envoy to the United States is warning that moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could disrupt efforts to secure peace in the Middle East.
- Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Academy Awards ceremony "focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end."
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