AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea….

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings….

Pompeo nomination picks up support of key Democratic senator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald Trump's choice for top diplomat ahead of North Korea talks….

The Latest: Judge blocks transfer of citizen with ties to IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all times local):…

Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign….

Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia, meaning he will stay for now in a U.S. military detention facility in Iraq….

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation….

The Latest: AP obtains Comey memos on Trump interactions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):…

Lawyers seek medical reprieve for Guantanamo detainee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his psychological condition has deteriorated after years of imprisonment and interrogation….

Justice Department agrees to send Comey memos to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to provide Congress with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey….

The Latest: McCabe lawyer says criminal referral unjustified

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe (all times local):…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews reasons behind his 2016 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't getting the facts straight when it comes to how he won the 2016 election….

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled….

Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who doesn't like babies?…

Democrats see Wisconsin as proving ground for party revival

PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Margo Miller thanked her hosts, covered herself in a blue poncho and headed back into the driving sleet Saturday morning, with more doors to knock in this rural subdivision but with another new volunteer's name on her clipboard….

Baby, c’mon in: Senate allows newborns of members in chamber

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who doesn't like babies?…

The Latest: Trump says Pompeo had ‘great meeting’ with Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local):…

Trump to host Merkel with Iran nuclear deal a pressing issue

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of two European leaders heading to Washington as he mulls the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran….

US warns Turkey of consequences if jailed pastor isn’t freed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned Turkey on Wednesday that it is considering punitive "consequences" if the NATO ally does not throw out the charges or acquit an American pastor accused of espionage and aiding terrorist groups….

The Latest: Trump seeks fair trade in talks with Japan’s Abe

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (all times local):…

Trump calls sketch released by Daniels ‘a total con job’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago….

AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years

Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families – while sharing a distinction with one of its first….

Presidents, first ladies praise Barbara Bush’s dedication

HOUSTON (AP) — Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy….

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92….

The day outspoken Barbara Bush regretted speaking her mind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Bush leaned over the seat on Air Force Two and glared at me. It was 1984, and her husband, Vice President George Bush, was running for re-election with President Ronald Reagan. On that day, she was fuming and she didn't bother hiding it….

DOJ watchdog finds himself in familiar political hot seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wasted no time before seizing on last week's report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog on misconduct allegations against the FBI's former No. 2 official, Andrew McCabe. Trump tweeted it was proof that his archrival James Comey, the former FBI director, "totally controlled" McCabe….

Ahead of summit, CIA chief secretly meets with NKorea’s Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepared for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next few months….

Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real….

Democrats ready to back bid for House votes on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually all House Democrats are poised to back a bid by some Republicans calling for House votes this election year on immigration….

5 takeaways from Comey book, ABC interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey has a lot to say about Donald Trump – and none of it is good….