Trump wants a review of national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack

PARIS (AP) — France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible.

  • Written by THOMAS ADAMSON and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Different president, same old government shutdown threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal, leaving party leaders to assess whether the idea could help one of President Donald Trump's premier but most problematic priorities spring back to life.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Questions persist in death of prominent New York judge

NEW YORK (AP) — When Sheila Abdus-Salaam agreed to speak this month at an alumni gathering at Columbia Law School, it was business as usual for someone in demand as the first black woman to serve on New York's highest court.


  • Written by TOM HAYS , Associated Press