US Treasury chief to brief key allies on Trump policies

BARI, Italy (AP) — Top finance officials from seven advanced economies have gathered to hear more about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies on taxation and trade as well as to look for ways to promote growth, combat terrorist financing and stop tax avoidance by major corporations.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH , AP Business Writers

Forum on China's economic reach helps leader extend his own

BEIJING (AP) — China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press

Trump: I was going to fire Comey even without recommendation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he would have fired FBI Director James Comey even without the recommendation from his top political appointees at the Justice Department, contradicting earlier White House accounts. 

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN, DEB RIECHMANN and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS , Associated Press