Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Police: Driver heavily armed during interstate shootout

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who died following a shootout with police on a busy stretch of interstate near St. Louis was heavily armed, wearing a bulletproof vest, and had threatened to kill a relative and co-workers, investigators said Monday.

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  • Written by By JIM SALTER , Associated Press

Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions


JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders urged the faithful on Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests and avoid entering a contested Jerusalem shrine, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions.


  • Written by By KARIN LAUB and ARON HELLER , Associated Press

When he travels, Trump favors states that voted for him


GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump surveyed the crowd of thousands of Boy Scouts at their summit Monday and assessed, "There's a lot of love in this big, beautiful place. And a lot of love for our country." He singled out for affection West Virginia, a state that gave him his largest margin of victory in November.

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press