APNewsBreak: Dems seek federal payments to Trump business

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties.

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press

On behalf of Trump, Pence carves his own political ID


WASHINGTON (AP) — Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he has been carving out his own political identity as the steady understudy to a mercurial president.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Report: US assesses NKorea can fit nuke inside a missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, passing a key threshold in becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according to a Japanese defense paper and a U.S. media report.


Experts: Lives at risk if no sleep tests for train engineers

U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK , Associated Press