The Latest: Scaramucci out after 11 days in White House job

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2:55 p.m. Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job. A person close to Scaramucci confirmed his ouster just hours after President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were […]

Trump to award first Medal of Honor to Vietnam Army medic

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. Trump is set to present America’s highest military honor to James McCloughan on Monday at a White House ceremony. McCloughan was […]

Trump threat: End health payments unless there’s an overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. In apparent frustration over Friday’s failure by the Senate Republican majority to pass a bill repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act, Trump tweeted: “If a new […]

Kelly is Trump’s “star” secretary, now WH chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly may need to find and strap on some armor. The battle-hardened, outspoken commander’s new mission is to steady the roiling Trump administration — and quiet the friendly fire — as White House chief of staff. “He has been a true star of my administration,” the president tweeted […]

Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS’ Kelly WH chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Gen. John F. Kelly is his new White House chief of staff. That means Reince Priebus is out. Trump tweeted: “I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American.” Kelly is […]

Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump’s chief of staff to deny he’s a “leaker” and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability. In a pull-no-punches, […]

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship […]

Trump: Nation closer to liberation from ‘Obamacare’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.” “You think that’s easy? That’s not easy,” he told a crowd of thousands just hours after the Senate took […]

Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position ‘weak’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails […]

White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as Tuesday, and […]