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The Latest: Trump says he's "very disappointed" in Sessions

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:37:21 GMT2017-07-25T19:37:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):...



What could happen if Jeff Sessions is pushed out of office?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:52:05 GMT2017-07-25T20:52:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's withering invective about Jeff Sessions over the last week suggests an effort to pressure the attorney general into resigning with a possible eye toward replacing him and ending the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election....



The Latest: McCain casts vote to take up health care bill

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:16:35 GMT2017-07-25T19:16:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Arizona Sen. John McCain's return to Congress for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer (all times local):...



Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:57:56 GMT2017-07-25T18:57:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oh, that dreaded open microphone!...



Black seniors test reminiscing to guard against Alzheimer's

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:02:46 GMT2017-07-25T17:02:46Z

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community. Wasn't this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise....



Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:49:59 GMT2017-07-25T17:49:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy....



Trump weighs re-nominating Yellen or choosing Cohn instead

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:25:01 GMT2017-07-25T20:25:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he's considering either re-nominating Janet Yellen for a second term as Fed chair or replacing her with someone else, possibly Gary Cohn, who leads his National Economic Council....



The Latest: Jared Kushner exits House panel meeting

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:29:45 GMT2017-07-25T17:29:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):...



Top GOP lawmaker calls for faster action to counter NKorea

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:03:49 GMT2017-07-25T19:03:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior House Republican is calling North Korea's first test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile an "alarming development."...



McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:18:41 GMT2017-07-25T18:18:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. A cliff-hanger roll call was likely, with added drama from Sen. John McCain's return to the Capitol for his first vote since being diagnosed with brain cancer....