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US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:49:50 GMT2018-02-23T20:49:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press....

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:04:01 GMT2018-02-24T00:04:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference....

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:18:35 GMT2018-02-24T03:18:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."...

Trump says son-in-law's clearance is up to Kelly

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:41:42 GMT2018-02-23T22:41:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he'll leave it up to chief of staff John Kelly to decide whether Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance....

White House receives Mattis memo on transgender troops

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:10:20 GMT2018-02-23T23:10:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has received a memo from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis making recommendations for dealing with transgender individuals serving in the military....

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:29:08 GMT2018-02-24T01:29:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman....

Homeland Security's No. 2 official will retire in April

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:32:44 GMT2018-02-24T01:32:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is retiring after a tenure that included several months as acting secretary....

US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington's power

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:41:17 GMT2018-02-24T01:41:17Z

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his department that's supposed to speed up permitting for development on public lands, but Democrats asserted it was just a ploy to let the energy industry get its way....

AP FACT CHECK: Toughest ever sanctions on NKorea? Not likely

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:56:48 GMT2018-02-23T22:56:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The heaviest, the largest, the most impactful. Those were the superlatives the Trump administration used to describe its latest sanctions against North Korea....