Government office investigating Trump's transition process

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government office is investigating whether President Donald Trump's transition team followed ethical guidelines, including a review if communications with foreign leaders and use of public money.


  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press

Analysis: Russia's Assad stance dims hopes for US thaw

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's intervention in Syria has saved President Bashar Assad's government from imminent collapse and raised Russia's global clout. But after last week's chemical weapons attack their relationship is increasingly becoming a burden for Putin, jeopardizing chances for improved relations with the U.S.


  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked on a covert influence campaign in the U.S. under the direction of two former top campaign advisers to President Donald Trump has registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine's government, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party.


  • Written by JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

United: Airline won't use police to remove passengers

CHICAGO (AP) — The chief executive of United Airlines said the carrier will no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights after the uproar over a man who was dragged off a plane by airport officers in Chicago.


  • Written by DON BABWIN , Associated Press