Government and politics

Pedestrians walk by the security fence in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. President Donald Trump will attend a fund raiser at the hotel this evening. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
June 28, 2017 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to his hotel on Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser. But reporters were barred from hearing his remarks. Security was tight at the Trump International Hotel, where guests in long gowns and sharp...
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Vice President Mike Pence addresses supporters during a visit to discuss health care at a roundtable at Tendon Manufacturing in Bedford, Ohio, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 8:33 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump's administration will repeal former President Barack Obama's health care reforms by the end of the summer. Pence's speech in a Cleveland manufacturing facility Wednesday came as a Republican health care Senate bill faced GOP...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an energy roundtable with tribal, state, and local leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 28, 2017 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill. But he's confronting a growing chorus of GOP...
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President Donald Trump holds a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant holds a "45" sign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, their second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series. Trump entertained the Cubs in an informal visit Maddon said was set up by the team's...
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President Donald Trump holds a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant holds a "45" sign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2017 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, their second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series. Trump entertained the Cubs in an informal visit Maddon said was set up by the team's...
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June 28, 2017 - 3:51 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In a story June 26 about how wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders hiring attorneys to represent her during a federal investigation into a real estate deal she was involved with, The Associated Press reported erroneously when Bernie Sanders made comments on the investigation. The...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, arrives to leave for the United States at the Seoul military airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Moon left for the United States for a summit meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to discus the controversial U.S. missile defense system and North Korea's nuclear issues. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 28, 2017 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader, on a four-day visit to Washington, was aiming to reconcile differences with President Donald Trump after advocating a softer approach to North Korea and delaying U.S. plans for the full deployment of a missile defense system in his country. President Moon...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file-pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen in Izhevsk, Russia. Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon’s intelligence arm says in a new assessment. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon's intelligence arm has assessed. The unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency,...
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President Donald Trump holds a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant holds a "45" sign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2017 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has welcomed the manager and several players from the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to the White House. Trump met with manager Joe Maddon and some Cubs on Wednesday, and he calls the Cubs a "great team." They gave him a team jersey printed with "45" in...
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In this Monday, June 26, 2017 photo, migrants cross the Roja river near the northern Italian town of Ventimiglia, as they try to reach the French border. The aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday, June 27, 2017, that about 100 migrants, including unaccompanied minors, had been sleeping for weeks near the river bank by the Italian border town. (Chiara Carenini/ANSA via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 2:37 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy threatened Wednesday to close its ports to aid groups rescuing migrants off Libya's coast as it struggles to cope with the highest rate of rescues this year, officials said. Italy's ambassador to the EU, Maurizio Massari, raised the issue during a meeting with EU migration...
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