Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

MIAMI (AP) — Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues President Barack Obama had opened.


Q&A: The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the U.S. election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a biased investigation. Trump himself took aim Friday at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller, accusing him on Twitter of leading a "Witch Hunt."

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency.

  • Written by By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

States test worksite charter schools for company kids

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees' children may be about to spread.

  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO , Associated Press