US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Trump warns Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ominous warning, President Donald Trump declared Friday that fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their private conversations. Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times he wasn't under FBI investigation.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, EILEEN SULLIVAN and JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press

Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nation's health care system.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press