Russia probe counsel now has ex-Trump campaign chief in view

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia's government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.

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  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, ERIC TUCKER and JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

Farmers decry Trump plans to cut agriculture subsides

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farm groups and some members of Congress from farm states are decrying proposed cuts to crop insurance and other safety net programs for farmers included in President Donald Trump's budget.


  • Written by DAVID PITT , Associated Press

Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate


PITTSBURGH (AP) — In announcing plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump declared that he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." But the Steel City is hardly in Trump's corner on this one.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK and DAKE KANG , Associated Press

Minnesota to open 22 meetings on disputed Enbridge pipeline


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators are getting ready to open a series of 22 public meetings on an oil pipeline project that opponents have dubbed the next Dakota Access pipeline struggle.

  • Written by STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press

Time dwindling for major successes on GOP legislative agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill have made it through nearly half their first year in power without a single major legislative achievement. If that's going to change, it will have to start soon, a reality that Republican lawmakers will confront when they return to the Capitol on Monday from a weeklong break.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent