House Intelligence Committee to investigate Obama wiretaps of Trump campaign

The Latest: House intel panel to probe Trump wiretap claims WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s claim that then-President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during last year’s election (all times EST): 12:45 p.m. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says President Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last […]

White House: Congress must probe alleged Obama power abuse 

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The White House demanded on Sunday that Congress investigate whether former President Barack Obama abused his executive powers in connection with the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump leveled that claim on Saturday when he accused his predecessor of tapping telephones at […]

Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones 

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his telephones during last year’s election, lodging a startling allegation of abuse of power without evidence or explanation. An Obama spokesman declared the assertion “simply false.” In a series of […]

Supporters gather for ‘March 4 Trump’ rallies around US 

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump are convening near Trump Tower, the Washington Monument and several other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency. Saturday’s “March 4 Trump” demonstrations are also intended to show unity in the face of what organizers call “a seditious fringe” aiming […]

Victims of immigrant crime now have advocate in White House 

ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Two years ago, Steve Ronnebeck’s son was gunned down at work in a Phoenix-area convenience store over a pack of cigarettes. The man accused of pulling the trigger was an immigrant who was in the country illegally and had been released by federal authorities. The suspected killer, captured […]

Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win 

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump’s victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House. Winfrey, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview for his Bloomberg Television show, which premiered this week. Winfrey says before Trump’s election she thought that she didn’t have […]

Spicer says Sessions was ‘100 percent straight’ 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local): 11:55 a.m. White House spokesman Sean Spicer is defending Attorney General Jeff Sessions — saying that Sessions was “100 percent straight” about his contacts with Russia during his Senate confirmation hearings. Top Democrats are demanding that Sessions […]

Trump idea to expand health care competition faces hurdles 

JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Allowing insurers to market health care policies across state lines is one of President Donald Trump’s main ideas for bringing down costs. It’s an idea that former United States Senator Don Nickles proposed back in the 1980s but liberal Democrats who were […]

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise sharply, Dow over 21,000 

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time. Wednesday’s gain was the biggest for the blue-chip index so far this year. Energy companies also […]