WASHINGTON (AP) - The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries could settle their differences without a trade war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is resisting pressure to back off President Donald Trump's tough America First trade policy at a meeting of global finance leaders worried about the threat of a damaging trade war. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) charged that "unfair global trade practices impede stronger U.S. and global growth, acting as a persistent drag on the global economy." He urged the International Monetary Fund to do more to combat unfair trade practices.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball practice 10 months ago. Rep. Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') of Louisiana is out of MedStar Washington Hospital Center after successful surgery Monday and is expected to recover at home for several days.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - One of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history bid farewell to Utah Republican Party delegates Saturday, offering a solemn goodbye to the state that sent him to the Senate for 41 years. Orrin Hatch's remarks to the state GOP convention were brief but emotional. "Together, we have accomplished incredible things," the longtime lawmaker told a largely adoring crowd in suburban Salt Lake City.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. The DNC filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with DNC computer systems.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state Legislature. He's going to face off against nearly a dozen contenders in a fight to secure the support of far-right-leaning party delegates, but even if he loses he'll be on the Republican primary ballot because he's already won a spot by gathering voter signatures.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings.
NEW YORK (AP) - The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - Mitt Romney was forced into a Republican primary in his bid for U.S. Senate in Utah after losing a nomination battle Saturday at the state's far-right-leaning GOP convention. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to replace long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch in November and said he was ready to keep campaigning hard.
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - President Donald Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender with the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to his legal team. And this comes at a time when the White House is looking for ways to bring special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to a close.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago in the destruction of 92 videotapes showing terror suspects being subjected to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former FBI Director James Comeys memos show President Donald Trump sharing some startling observations in a series of candid conversations last year. Comey wrote that Trump had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes. That's according to Comey's notes of the talks that were obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night.