AP FACT CHECK: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It's not

WASHINGTON (AP) — The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump's campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president's spokesman that it's case closed.


  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.


  • Written by DAVID PORTER , Associated Press

Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Arab leaders held their annual summit on Wednesday, poised to endorse key Palestinian positions in the conflict with Israel — a signal to President Donald Trump that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli-Arab normalization.

  • Written by KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH , Associated Press

US judge to hear arguments on longer block to travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban planned to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts.


  • Written by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press