Forum on China's economic reach helps leader extend his own

BEIJING (AP) — China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press

Trump: I was going to fire Comey even without recommendation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he would have fired FBI Director James Comey even without the recommendation from his top political appointees at the Justice Department, contradicting earlier White House accounts. 

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN, DEB RIECHMANN and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

As farmers worry, Agriculture Department will promote trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — As farmers fret over President Donald Trump's criticism of international trade agreements, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is trying to reassure them by creating a top post to oversee trade and foreign agricultural affairs.


  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press