Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump changed his story Saturday on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, now suggesting he knew at the time that Flynn had lied to the FBI as well as to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russians during the presidential transition.

  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

GOP senator says estate tax change helps wealthy


WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Republican senator is defending GOP efforts to reduce the hit to the wealthy from the federal estate tax because it helps those who invest rather than people who spend their money on "booze or women or movies."


Trump to scale back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is announcing plans to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, responding to what he has condemned as a "massive federal land grab" by the government.

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  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press