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Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Nov. 16, 2018 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had a...

The Latest: Trump backs major rewrite of sentencing laws

Nov. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a rewrite of criminal justice sentencing laws (all times local): 4:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "thrilled" to support a bipartisan bill to reform federal sentencing guidelines. The legislation is the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing...

Trump backs 1st major rewrite of sentencing laws in decades

Nov. 14, 2018 7:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress. Trump said the bill "will make our communities safer and give former...

AP sources: President Trump mulling a wide-ranging shake-up

Nov. 14, 2018 8:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two...

Trump eyeing staffing shakeup in Cabinet and at White House

Nov. 13, 2018 9:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two...

Lawmakers near prison reform deal, but Trump support crucial

Nov. 13, 2018 7:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have reached a tentative accord on the first major rewrite of criminal justice sentencing in a generation, but now it's up to President Donald Trump to decide if it's worth making a push for the sweeping bipartisan bill during the lame-duck session of Congress. The package has...

A Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad

Nov. 7, 2018 1:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's Russian business ties, Jared Kushner's relationship with the Saudi crown prince, Ivanka Trump's Chinese trademarks — all could come under new scrutiny by the Democrats when they take over the House of Representatives. While Trump retains broad power over...

Violence plagued West Virginia prison before Bulger killing

Nov. 1, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was killed at a federal prison in West Virginia, lawmakers, advocates and even prison guards had been sounding the alarm about dangerous conditions there. But there has been no public indication that federal prison officials have...

Trump, Democrats kick off final midterm campaign blitz

Oct. 31, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched an eight-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans and GOP gubernatorial candidates against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates, including entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey. Trump will crisscross the nation, landing him in...

Synagogue rampage suspect indicted on 2nd day of funerals

Oct. 31, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, and members of a grief-stricken Jewish community endured another round of funerals for victims of the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck driver...