Nicolle Wallace gets her own afternoon show on MSNBC

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicolle Wallace has left "The View," but she's staying in daytime television. MSNBC said Friday that Wallace, the former White House communications director to President George W. Bush, will host an hour-long weekday program premiering next month. The New York-based show will air at 4 p.m. Eastern. Steve Kornacki will stay in that hour as an analyst for Wallace.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of the claims coming out of the White House about it. CLAIM: TAX CUT IS BIGGEST EVER Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, in remarks Wednesday, channeled Trump's penchant for exaggeration.

Trump's gyrations on NAFTA cause a flurry of head-scratching

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump campaigned on an "America First" trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China's trade practices. Yet so far, his trade policy has produced mostly confusion and division, even among fellow Republicans.

From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president).

AP FACT CHECK: Be wary of White House claims about tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of the claims coming out of the White House about it. CLAIM: TAX CUT IS BIGGEST EVER Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, in remarks Wednesday, channeled Trump's penchant for exaggeration.

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam.

Order sets up legal showdown with vast lands at stake

President Donald Trump's order for the government to review national monuments created by three of his predecessors sets up a potential legal showdown over whether one chief executive has the power to undo another's decisions. At stake are federal lands revered for their natural beauty and historical significance. The review goes well beyond a few declarations made in the waning months of Barack Obama's term.

MLB: Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy Marlins

MIAMI (AP) -- Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush still haven't touched all the bases in their bid to buy the Miami Marlins. Far from it. Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy the team, and none has yet been accepted, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. His comments came after Bloomberg reported a group led by former New York Yankees captain Jeter and former Florida Gov.

Senate confirms No. 2 at Justice; will lead Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has confirmed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, putting the longtime federal prosecutor in place to oversee a federal investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. elections. The vote was 94-6 on Tuesday. As the Justice Department's No.

Trump's Mar-a-Lago loses State Department promotion posting

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism. In an April 4 blog post that was republished by several U.S. embassies abroad, Mar-a-Lago was described as "Trump's Florida estate," where he has hosted foreign leaders. "By visiting this 'winter White House,' Trump is belatedly fulfilling the dream of Mar-a-Lago's original owner and designer," the post said.

The old guys are coming up big so far in these playoffs

George W. Bush was early in his first term as president. Seattle was years away from losing the SuperSonics. "Arrested Development" hadn't even started airing yet. That's how long ago Utah's Joe Johnson and Houston's Nene made their NBA debuts. So-called old guys like them are delivering all across these playoffs thus far.

State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday. In an April 4 blog post that was republished by several U.S. embassies abroad, Mar-a-Lago was described as "Trump's Florida estate," where he has hosted foreign leaders. "By visiting this 'winter White House,' Trump is belatedly fulfilling the dream of Mar-a-Lago's original owner and designer," the post said.

Update on the latest sports

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Wizards rally to go up 2-0 UNDATED (AP) -- The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards each have two-games-to-none leads in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Rockets overcame a historic triple-double by Russell Westbrook, while the Wizards survived a rugged game against Atlanta. Westbrook produced the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history, but it wasn't enough for Oklahoma City in a 115-111 loss to the Rockets.

AP source: Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

MIAMI (AP) -- Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have formed a team in their attempt to buy a team. The former New York Yankees star and former Florida governor have joined forces in their pursuit of the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person confirmed the partnership to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Jeter and Bush have not commented.

Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey's president for sweeping up more power. Trump hailed Egypt's strongman as a "fantastic guy." When China's president visited the United States, Trump cited a burgeoning friendship and made no public mention of Beijing's dismal human rights record.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for four days with a recurrence of a case of pneumonia he had earlier in the year, a family spokesman said Tuesday. The 92-year-old former president and father of former president George W. Bush has been in Methodist Hospital in Houston since Friday for observation because of a persistent cough, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a brief statement.

For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey's president for sweeping up more power. He hailed Egypt's strongman leader as a "fantastic guy." When China's president visited, Trump touted a burgeoning friendship and made no public mention of Beijing's dismal human rights record. Since taking office, Trump has displayed a striking willingness to embrace autocrats as potential partners in his "America First" agenda, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics and repression at home.

Trump inaugural attracts record $107 million in donations

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, nearly double the previous record set by President Barack Obama eight years ago. Trump's inaugural committee was due to file information about its donors with the Federal Election Commission by April 20 and said it would do so Tuesday -- though it hadn't by 10 p.m. Eastern time. The committee doesn't need to publicly disclose how the money was spent.

A look at British prime ministers from Thatcher to May

LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held on June 8. Here are brief profiles of May and her five most recent predecessors: ___ THERESA MAY Conservative: 2016- May took power after the vote to leave the European Union in June of last year after the resignation of former leader David Cameron, who had campaigned to stay in.