AP-NORC Poll: Trump fares poorly in public's view

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump's equivocating about white supremacists. That's a 10-point drop since June, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • Written by By JULIE PACE and EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press

AG directive protects religious objectors to LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an order that undercuts protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies Friday to do as much as possible to accommodate those who say their religious freedoms are being violated.

  • Written by By RACHEL ZOLL, ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press