- Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start.
- AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets.
- Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.
- Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as 'animals'
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from countries whose citizens enter the United States illegally.
- In GOP immigration battle, factions split over staying in US
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions over whether to provide a conduit to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally are the pivotal sticking point as House Republicans seek a solution to their campaign-season fight over the issue.
- Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states.
- Trump appears to raise new doubts about US-China trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects for talks that are designed to head off a trade war between the United States and China.
- DC federal appeals court to livestream audio of arguments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has voted to livestream the audio of all oral arguments, except when classified or sealed material has to be discussed.
- Correction: Congress-Banking-Glance story
In a story May 22 about legislation to ease bank regulation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bill allows lenders to use alternatives to the dominant FICO system for determining consumers' credit scores. Lenders already are allowed to use alternatives to FICO, except in selling mortgages to housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which guarantee mortgage loans. The legislation requires the federal agency that oversees Fannie and Freddie to consider alternatives to FICO.
- Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.