Official: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent

Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia last week was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday.

  • Written by EILEEN NG , Associated Press

Questions and answers about upcoming travel ban order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER and SUDHIN THANAWALA , Associated Press

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press