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Budget head Mulvaney picked as Trump's next chief of staff

Dec. 14, 2018 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. "Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration," Trump tweeted Friday. "I...

The Latest: Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff

Dec. 14, 2018 5:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's search for a White House chief of staff (all times local): 5:24 p.m. President Donald Trump is announcing that budget director Mick Mulvaney will be his next chief of staff. Trump tweeted Friday that Mulvaney "has done an outstanding job" in his...

'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says

Dec. 11, 2018 3:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief...

Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

Dec. 10, 2018 7:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of...

In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain

Dec. 8, 2018 10:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of...

FBI agents search home of Atlantic City's first-term mayor

Dec. 3, 2018 5:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents searched the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. on Monday, but authorities and the mayor himself were tight-lipped about what prompted the raid. Agents in dark blue FBI windbreakers carried white cardboard boxes out of the house, which is about a mile...

Appeals court upholds most convictions in 'Bridgegate' case

Nov. 27, 2018 3:25 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld most of the convictions Tuesday against two former allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, a scandal that helped derail Christie's presidential hopes in 2016. Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were...

Natural disasters will be a priority for incoming governors

Nov. 24, 2018 3:18 PM EST

Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it's a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural...

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm's aftermath

Nov. 16, 2018 6:05 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight in their...

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 11:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the country. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain,...