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.

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.

Trump, Australia prime minister to meet next month in NYC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to mark the 75th anniversary of a World War II naval battle by visiting the USS Intrepid. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump will also meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the floating museum in New York City on May 4. U.S. and Australian naval and air forces fought the Japanese during the Battle of the Coral Sea, fought May 4-8, 1942.

Trump condemns Holocaust deniers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to "never be silent," President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to "horrible evil" anyone who denies that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. In a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump also pledged that as president of the United States he will "always stand with the Jewish people." Trump spoke at a U.S. Capitol ceremony hosted by the U.S.

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.

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would be willing to return to the wall funding issue in September, according to two people who were in the room.

The Latest: Trump threatens tariff on Canadian lumber

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling reporters he'll slap a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada. The president made the comments during a gathering with conservative media outlets at the White House Monday evening. The comments were relayed by four people who were in the room and confirmed by an administration official.

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The Latest: Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump says "no deal" was made to secure the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker. Trump, in an interview with The Associated Press, says he asked Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AHB'-del fat-AH' el-SEE'-see) to release her when they met last month.

The Latest: OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on negotiations on a budget bill (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The Office of Management and Budget has begun taking routine steps in preparation for a potential government shutdown that the White House is hoping to avoid. Press Secretary Sean Spicer stressed that the steps were required ahead of the expiration of government funding at the end of next week.

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

SYDNEY (AP) -- More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings. Pence will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday as part of his 10-day, four-country trip to Asia. His agenda includes reassuring Turnbull about the state of the unusually strained U.S.

The Latest: Trump says strong Europe 'very important'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Thursday's press conference with President Donald Trump and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (all times EDT): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says a strong Europe is "very, very important" to the United States. Trump comments come in advance of Sunday's presidential election in France, a contest that has high stakes for the future of the European Union.

Allison Janney on Broadway, 'The West Wing' legacy and Trump

NEW YORK (AP) -- Allison Janney recently found comfort in the fact that she shares something special with the late Sir Laurence Olivier. Yes, acting, of course. But also this: panic attacks. The Emmy-winning actress from "The West Wing" and "Mom" confesses she's been Googling her nervous symptoms and whom she shares them with as she makes her Broadway return. "I'm not going to lie. There's a considerable amount of nerves, panic attacks," she says.

AM Prep-Cyber Corner

IN THE NEWS: TRUMP-NASA WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will speak next week to the commander of the orbiting International Space Station. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the call with astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will take place on April 24. On that date, Whitson, the first woman to command the International Space Station, will have spent 535 days in space, the most time spent in space of any American astronaut.

Wednesday's Sports in Brief

TENNIS A spokeswoman for Serena Williams says the tennis star is pregnant. Kelly Bush Novak wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall." Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks.

The Latest: Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the New England Patriots' visit to the White House to celebrate their 2017 Super Bowl championship (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is saluting the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at the White House. Trump says "no team has been good this long." The Patriots rallied from 25 points down to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in February.

Trump to keynote US Coast Guard Academy graduates on May 17

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address to graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy next month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced Trump's participation in the May 17 ceremony in New London, Connecticut, on Wednesday. Each year, the president delivers the commencement address at one of the U.S. military service academies. It will be Trump's second time addressing graduates during commencement season this year.

Trump to call commander of International Space Station

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will speak next week to the commander of the orbiting International Space Station. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday the call with Peggy Whitson -- and fellow astronaut Jack Fischer -- will take place April 24. On that date, Whitson, the first woman to command the International Space Station, will have spent 535 days in space, the most time spent in space of any American astronaut.

Trump to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on May 3

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') next month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced Wednesday that the visit is scheduled for May 3. The two leaders are expected to address options for pursuing peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Trump broke with longtime U.S. policy in February when he withheld clear support for an independent Palestine, saying he could endorse a one-nation solution to the conflict.

Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn't mention Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House Wednesday, noting the parallels between his own upset victory and their stunning Super Bowl win -- but avoiding discussion of the apparent prison suicide of their former teammate Aaron Hernandez earlier in the day.