Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.

  • Written by By EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

ATLANTA (AP) — They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. , Associated Press

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too close.

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  • Written by By JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press

House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the onetime close confidant to President Donald Trump, arrived early Tuesday for his interview before the House Intelligence Committee.

  • Written by By TOM LoBIANCO and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the fallout over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press