DOJ appeals judge's travel ban ruling to Supreme Court


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to close a legal window opened for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, appealing a federal judge's order directly to the Supreme Court.

  • Written by By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Trump son's meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer said he was at a meeting between a Russian lawyer and President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, adding a new wrinkle to the Trump team's evolving explanations about the June 2016 session.

  • Written by By DESMOND BUTLER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Defense bill calls climate change a national security threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House decisively approved a defense policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations and rejects the Trump administration's bid to close military bases.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press