Interior pick on track for Senate approval despite lobbying


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and environmental groups are criticizing President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 position at the Interior Department, arguing that David Bernhardt has continued to advise a California water district even after he withdrew his formal registration as a lobbyist last year.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Trump son-in-law Kushner denies collusion with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid and declared he has "nothing to hide."

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.

  • Written by By GARANCE BURKE, BERNARD CONDON and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don't know what the party stands for. So they're trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms.

  • Written by By Erica Werner , AP Congressional Correspondent

Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 24 people


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's chief police spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

  • Written by By KATHY GANNON and AMIR SHAH , Associated Press