Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

White House taps billionaire to head intelligence review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration asked the founder of a New York-based private equity firm to lead a review of the intelligence community as President Donald Trump vows to crack down on what he describes as "illegal leaks" of classified information.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

Tea party gains voice in Trump's Cabinet with budget chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans' tea party wing a voice in the Cabinet.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

GOP lawmakers grope for consensus on remaking health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders sketched broad outlines of a replacement for President Barack Obama's health care law that left rank-and-file GOP members at odds and questioning details and timing of how the GOP intends to deliver on its long-promised alternative.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Old alliances in doubt as world's top diplomats meet in Bonn

BONN, Germany (AP) — Envoys from 20 of the world's leading nations met Thursday in Germany to discuss current conflicts and ways to prevent future crises, against a backdrop of uncertainty among allies and adversaries over the direction of U.S. foreign policy.

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press