Abrupt dismissals leave US attorneys scrambling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Trump adviser says gov't has many ways to surveil people

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she doesn't have any evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower phone lines during the election.


Democrats warn against funding border wall in catchall bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall to an upcoming $1 trillion-plus catchall spending package.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Cabinet members go rogue on science, history

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Donald Trump's boasts from the first weeks of his presidency were dashed by developments in recent days. For example, builders of the Keystone XL pipeline were let off the hook from a buy-American requirement that Trump had promised.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM DRINKARD , Associated Press

Familiar Democratic name Kennedy fights GOP on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A familiar name from Massachusetts, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, is carrying his family legacy into a new era, battling Republicans who want to undo Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press