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Investigations look at Trump's life from all angles

Dec. 16, 2018 12:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political...

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Dec. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...

Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job

Dec. 16, 2018 12:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport. And, as a bonus, a decent golf game. President Donald Trump had long made clear the qualities he was looking for in his next chief of staff. And when his first pick turned him down, sparking a frantic search, the president turned to...

Zinke resigns as interior secretary amid numerous probes

Dec. 16, 2018 12:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke...

Ovechkin scores, has shootout winner as Caps beat Sabres

Dec. 15, 2018 11:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thought he had a chance to score every time he shot the puck and came away disappointed he finished with just one goal. Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season, extended his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help the...

AP source: Wizards acquire Ariza from Suns for Oubre, Rivers

Dec. 15, 2018 8:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-way trade fell apart over mistaken identity, the Wizards are getting Trevor Ariza after all. Washington agreed in principle Saturday to acquire Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

Dec. 15, 2018 1:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border. So it was this past week when he made a flurry of false or unsupported statements about immigration. He said, with no evidence, that migrants are plagued with disease. He...

For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run

Dec. 15, 2018 7:34 AM EST

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the...

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

Dec. 15, 2018 5:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. The U.S. claims Russia is violating the INF treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow...

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

Dec. 15, 2018 12:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House's next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday...