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Pompeo in NKorea to finalize summit, seek Americans' release

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea on Wednesday to finalize plans for a historic summit between President Donald Trump and the North's leader, Ki...

Tempests buffeting White House now threaten to engulf Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia collusion probe. The Stormy Daniels allegations. The escalating tension with Moscow. The tempests that have separately buffeted the White House for month...

When the going gets tough, Trump goes it alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — His staff hollowing out and his agenda languishing, President Donald Trump is increasingly flying solo. Always improvisational, the president exercised his penchant...

Trump breaks silence on domestic abuse, Kelly out of sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump at last broke his silence to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. Chief of...

Trump wants Democratic support for tax pitch

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump made an overt pitch for Democrats to support his tax overhaul plan, singling out a North Dakota Democratic senator whose vote would be prized by the White Ho...

Facing big fights, Kelly seeks to restore White House order

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation — with one exception. ...

Kelly seeks to restore White House order ahead of key fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still stru...

Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win." He ...

Growing cast of lawyers signing up to defend Trump and team

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the government's Russia investigations heat up, a growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates. But the interests of those lawyers — a...

Whose side are you on? Separate lawyers defend Trump, aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the government's Russia investigations heat up, a growing cast of lawyers is signing up to defend President Donald Trump and his associates. But the interests of those lawyers — a...

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is assailing internal leaks as he considers an overhaul of his White House staff and grapples with a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in th...

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in ...

White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as Trump tried to beat back cri...

The Latest: Mattis 'not worried' about Trump sharing intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 5:15 p.m. Defense Secre...

Candidates under consideration for FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidates under consideration to replace fired FBI Director James Comey: __ SEN. JOHN CORNYN Cornyn is the No. 2 Senate Republi...