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Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings....

Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time. He also erred, though by just a hair, in claiming a historic achievement in black and Hispanic joblessness....

Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'
HOUSTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the greatest generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled the church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family....

The Latest: Barbara Bush procession arrives at Texas A&M
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):...

Iranian foreign minister wants "respect" from US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed "a change in attitude" before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several U.S. citizens being held prisoner in Iran....

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines....

Retiring Sen. Hatch bids farewell to Utah Republicans
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- One of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history bid farewell to Utah Republican Party delegates Saturday, offering a solemn goodbye to the state that sent him to the Senate for 41 years....

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook....

The Latest: Mnuchin cautiously optimistic on trade
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local):...