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Former Menendez staffer contradicts prosecution testimony

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former staffer for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez gave testimony at his bribery trial Wednesday that differed from the prosecution's version of events. Karissa Willhite testified she and other staffers were probing Medicare...Show More Summary

Trump has no immediate plans to visit Calif. wildfire damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made four visits to hurricane zones recently. But he isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires. The White House says the president has no immediate plans to visit California...Show More Summary

The Latest: Trump teases 'maybe' he'll release his taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to overhaul the tax code (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump tells senators that "maybe someday you'll see my taxes." The president made the evidently facetious comment...Show More Summary

Mike Pence's brother launches run for Indiana US House seat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, launched a campaign Wednesday for the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. A campaign announcement...Show More Summary

Puerto Rico governor and Trump to meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello will meet Thursday to discuss the recovery and rebuilding effort on the island after it was ravaged by back-to-back hurricanes. WhiteShow More Summary

Trump EPA nominees on hold amid dispute over biofuel mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has delayed consideration of four of President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency amid opposition to the administration's proposed reduction in the volume...Show More Summary

The Latest: Judge asks group to justify right to sue Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit that contends President Donald Trump has violated the Constitution because his businesses accept money from foreign governments (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A lawsuit accuses Donald Trump ofShow More Summary

Families of the fallen, and their presidents

The Associated Press is speaking with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asking them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. Here's a sampling of their stories: A FAMILY LET DOWN After Army Sgt. Show More Summary

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it. The Republican proposal would eliminate the federal deduction...Show More Summary

Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to strike proposed Republican cuts to health programs for the poor and elderly from a budget blueprint, seeking to inflict political pain as the Senate moves ahead on a $4 trillion...Show More Summary

Authorities launch inquiry into Statehouse sexual harassment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities say they have launched an "inquiry" after a lawmaker reported a higher-ranking legislator told her sexual favors would allow her bills to go further. The attorney general's office andShow More Summary

First lady encourages donations for hurricane relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is urging the public to continue to donate to help the victims of recent hurricanes. The first lady says in a new public service announcement that "your help is still needed." She directs viewers to an online list of organizations active in the disaster response and asks that they donate. Show More Summary

Greg Pence, one of Vice President's Mike Pence's older brothers, files document indicating run for Congress in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Pence, one of Vice President's Mike Pence's older brothers, files document indicating run for Congress in Indiana.

Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? The answer, according to a new large-scale survey, may depend on whether it's coming from a Democrat or a Republican. The...Show More Summary

Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system. Trump spoke during a White House meeting with a group of senators. The president is convening Republicans and Democrats from the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee to build support for his plan. Show More Summary

Former drug czar nominee Marino defends role in opioid law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Republican Rep. Show More Summary

In Virginia, Gillespie trying to find way in age of Trump

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ed Gillespie has been in plenty of tight spots during his three decades in and around politics. A Washington insider well accustomed to the public eye, he's helped sell a military surge in Iraq to a war-weary public, stood up for a doomed U.S. Show More Summary

White House: VA's Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who is under investigation for taking a 10-day trip to Europe that mixed business with sightseeing, is not being considered for the top job at Health and Human Services, the...Show More Summary

Karen Pence to outline goals for art therapy initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Karen Pence found out that an art therapist in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico couldn't afford the clay her clients needed, she sprang into action. A trained watercolor artist and advocate of the little-known mental...Show More Summary

GOP budget that's key to taxes moving ahead in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. The nonbinding budget plan would...Show More Summary

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