Trump taps lawyer involved with Trump U case for federal job

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a top aide to Florida's attorney general, Carlos G. Muniz helped defend the office's decision to sit out legal action against Trump University. Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department.


  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER and GARY FINEOUT , Associated Press

Trump administration to lift federal hiring freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday. But budget director Mick Mulvaney says many jobs will remain unfilled as the White House embarks on a government-wide effort to overhaul the executive branch and significantly reduce its workforce.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Turkey: Autopsies show sarin gas used against Syrian town

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's health minister said Tuesday that test results confirm sarin gas was used in an attack on a northern Syrian town earlier this month and the Russian military said the Syrian government is willing to let international experts examine its military base for signs of chemical weapons.


  • Written by BASSEM MROUE and PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

Dems: Trump's tax secrecy complicates legislative overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is going to make this year's promised overhaul of the tax code "much harder."