Scaramucci lobs grenades in already chaotic White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus on Thursday as a suspected "leaker" inside the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal


WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare," or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called "skinny repeal" that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law.

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  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Arizona man gets 68 years in prison in Nevada standoff case


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

  • Written by By KEN RITTER , Associated Press

His future clouded, Sessions opens mission to El Salvador


WASHINGTON (AP) — With his future as the nation's top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions flew to El Salvador Thursday seeking ways to stamp out the brutal street gang MS-13.


  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press