AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting atop that vast apparatus of institutional knowledge, hard-won intelligence and data known as the U.S. government, President Donald Trump forms some of his most contentious opinions from other sources entirely. It could be a pundit's half-remembered comment on TV, a single word in a newspaper headline or the most self-persuasive source of all — his own instinct.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

Police: Woman falsely claims sexual assault by 3 black males

DENISON, Texas (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old white woman who burst into a church in northeast Texas and claimed she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black males in ski masks has admitted she lied.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trump touts jobs commitment first made in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part of the company's successful efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK and TALI ARBEL , AP Business Writers

GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' long-promised effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was in serious trouble Friday ahead of a do-or-die vote demanded by President Donald Trump. Short of support, Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House to discuss how to go forward.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press