First person sentenced in Russia probe draws 30 days, fine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in special counsel's Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

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  • Written by By CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Mueller OK'd to probe alleged Manafort, Russia collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department's special counsel to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman colluded with the Russian government, according to a court filing.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

EPA chief draws Trump praise _ and ire


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering support for Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief whose deregulatory efforts make him one of the most consequential Cabinet members. But Pruitt, who is at the center of swirling ethics questions over his travel spending and ties to Washington lobbyists, is not out of hot water yet.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: US suspects listening devices in Washington

For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages.

  • Written by By FRANK BAJAK , AP Technology Writer

Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press