AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn't give up on anything easily.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM DRINKARD, Associated Press

Gorsuch hearings show him as careful, folksy, testy at times

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nominees appearing before the Senate all have one goal in mind: Win confirmation. And when one party controls the Senate and the White House, the strategy of saying as little as possible doesn't vary much. But because Supreme Court nominees spend several long days in televised hearings, they still manage to reveal a few things about themselves, professionally and personally.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Latest Rikers brutality case fuels debate over jail's future

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest in a string of brutality cases against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent jail complex has become so dysfunctional it should be shut down.

  • Written by TOM HAYS , Associated Press