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AP Top Political News at 3:01 p.m. EST

The Latest: Senate's first task is repeal health care law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Congress (all times local):...

Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina....

'Cancel It!' Trump says new Air Force One cost ridiculous
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he's ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration....

The Latest: Japanese billionaire to invest $50B in US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American students have a math problem....

Trump son-in-law's family donated to Israeli settler groups
JERUSALEM (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law co-directs a family foundation that has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Jewish settlement organizations in the West Bank, according to tax records....

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone....

Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force 1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"...

Obama tells Renzi that US, Italy will remain close allies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is reassuring Italian Premier Matteo Renzi that Italy will remain one of the closest U.S. allies despite Renzi's defeat in a referendum on government-championed reforms....

Money for Trump Tower security part of stopgap spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week's end....