Trump's first 100 days: A president's very public education

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health care is complicated. China can be a useful ally. NATO isn't obsolete. Being president is hard. Over the course of his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has been startlingly candid about his public education in the ways of Washington and the world.

Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee say.

Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on track

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a threat to immediately withhold payments to help people with modest incomes with out-of-pocket medical expenses under Democrat Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

The Latest: Spicer calls judge's decision 'egregious'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local): 9 p.m. The White House is blasting a federal judge's decision Tuesday blocking President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. But they say they're confident they'll prevail in the Supreme Court.

The Latest: Trump to sign executive order on education

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 11:45 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday aimed at minimizing the federal government's role in education. The order will direct the education secretary to conduct a study to identify potential over-reach by the federal government on education issues.

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday. "If the president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done by Friday," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. The symbolic 100-day mark for the administration is Saturday. That's the same day government could shut down without a budget deal. Trump has announced a rally in Pennsylvania that day.

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

Trump, Francis, LeBron among Time's 100 most influential

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump and Pope Francis join the likes of singer Demi Lovato and actress Viola Davis on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. The latest edition of the magazine's annual list is an eclectic group that also includes Chance the Rapper, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and FBI Director James Comey. This is the second straight year Trump has made the list.

GOP health bill in shambles, House commences two-week break

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican health care bill remained in shambles Thursday as House leaders threw up their hands and sent lawmakers home for a two-week recess. GOP chiefs announced a modest amendment to curb premium increases, but internal divisions still blocked their promised repeal of former President Barack Obama's law. "This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the group's high-level meetings. A new memorandum about the council's composition was published Wednesday in the Federal Register. The memo no longer lists the chief strategist as a member of the Principals Committee, a group of high-ranking officials who meet to discuss pressing national security priorities.

White House officials offer change to health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP's failed health care bill, hoping to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. Vice President Mike Pence and two top White House officials made the offer in a closed-door meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus, according to a participant.

White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances

The White House released financial disclosures for many of its senior officials Friday -- a group of some of the wealthiest people ever to join a presidential administration. The documents provide a snapshot of what the employees' finances looked like when they joined government service in January, but they do not give a full account of how those people are disentangling from business assets that could pose possible conflicts of interest.

Trump advisers richer than previous White House officials

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of real estate investments -- part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets -- while they serve in White House jobs, according to new financial disclosures. The revelations about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were part of a massive White House release of financial disclosure forms Friday night for dozens of its top administration officials.

White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House released financial disclosures for many of its senior officials Friday -- a group of some of the wealthiest people ever to join a presidential administration. The documents provide a snapshot of what the employees' finances looked like when they joined government service in January, but they do not give a full account of how those people are disentangling from business assets that could pose possible conflicts of interest.

Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of real estate investments -- part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets -- while they serve in White House jobs, according to new financial disclosures. The revelations about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were part of a massive White House release of financial disclosure forms Friday night for dozens of its top administration officials.