Trump's new 'Stormy' story stuns many in West Wing

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his reimbursement of a 2016 hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels had nothing to do with his election campaign. But the surprise revelation of the president's payment clashed with his past statements, created new legal headaches and stunned many in the West Wing.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY, JILL COLVIN AND JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Arizona students back in class after 6-day teacher walkout

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday, a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state.

  • Written by By MELISSA DANIELS and TERRY TANG , Associated Press

House chaplain wins job back after scalding letter to Ryan

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The embattled chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives has won his job back just hours after sending a scalding letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that accused a top Ryan staff aide of telling him "something like 'maybe it's time that we had a Chaplain that wasn't a Catholic.'"

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Kansas, Oklahoma approve religious veto on LGBT adoptions

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes.

  • Written by By MITCHELL WILLETTS , Associated Press