Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he's dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being challenged by Democrats and the media, aides and associates say.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Trump moves to build border wall, cut sanctuary city funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation's immigration policies Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities."

  • Written by JULIE PACE, VIVIAN SALAMA and RACHEL ZOLL , Associated Press

Moscow: 'No illusions' about quickly restoring ties with US

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has "no illusions" about a quick thaw under President Donald Trump, but is ready to take its share of efforts needed to improve the strained ties with the United States, Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.

  • Written by FRAZIER MOORE , AP Television Writer

EPA contract freeze, media blackout leave states confused

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration freeze on new Environmental Protection Agency contracts and grant awards raised fears that states and other recipients could lose essential funding for drinking water protection, hazardous waste oversight and a host of other programs — while a communications blackout left them dangling in uncertainty.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press