Ryan bowing out, sending ripples of uncertainty through GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year.

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  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press

Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers' demands

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that the Oklahoma Legislature has no plans to bow to striking teachers' demand to eliminate a capital gains tax break as a way to end a walkout now in its second week.

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Russian meddling? Resignation? Zuckerberg notes have answers

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted members of Congress to know about the scandal in which Cambridge Analytica used the massive social platform to access 87 million users: He made mistakes. Facebook's mission is to "help people connect." And no, he's not resigning.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

CEO Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's privacy failures

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company's history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election.

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  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK, BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID HAMILTON , Associated Press

Trump seethes over FBI raid, ponders firing those he blames

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was so incensed by the FBI's raid of his personal attorney's office and hotel room that he's privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly mused about ousting special counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press