Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press

Man killed after trying to grab Paris airport soldier's gun

ORLY, France (AP) — Soldiers at Paris' busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said.

  • Written by NICOLAS GARRIGA and JOHN LEICESTER , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first spending plan for the government and a report by the Congressional Budget Office on Republican health care kicked up quite a fuss in Washington over the past week. Bold claims flew on those developments and more. Many don't hold up to scrutiny:

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM DRINKARD , Associated Press

Lawmakers propose reeling back reporting requirements

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Political candidates, party committees and political action committees would no longer have to report certain contributions and expenditures within 24 hours under a bill sponsored by a top Republican.

  • Written by MARINA VILLENEUVE , Associated Press