Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Donald Trump was elected president, Israeli nationalists rejoiced that a reputed strong ally would be moving into the White House. But as Trump prepares to visit the region this weekend, apprehension reigns instead.

  • Written by JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

US extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will continue granting nuclear sanctions relief to Iran, keeping the Obama-era nuclear deal intact for now. But the U.S. also announced new unrelated sanctions in a bid to show it wasn't letting Tehran off the hook.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes disclosed late Tuesday that Comey wrote after the meeting. The White House issued a furious denial near the end of a tumultuous day spent beating back potentially disastrous news reports from dawn to dusk.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump's national security adviser to declare that the story "as reported is false."

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press