Donald Trump

Trump says he won't attend Correspondents dinner

In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn't give a reason but says he wishes "everyone well and have a great evening!"

The annual fundraiser for college scholarships mixes politicians, journalists and celebrities and is typically attended by the President and First Lady.

Trump has long had an adversarial relationship with news media. In recent weeks, he has accused some news outlets of publishing "fake news."

Witnesses: Gunman in US bar shouted 'get out of my country'

Hours later, the 51-year-old former air traffic controller reportedly told a bartender in another town that he needed a place to hide because he had just killed two Middle Eastern men.

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, argued chief of staff Reince Priebus had little choice but to seek FBI Director James Comey's assistance in rebutting what Spicer said were inaccurate reports about contacts during last year's presidential campaign.

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

They finally have one, but they are not sure he's really conservative.

With Donald Trump's presidential victory, the future of the conservative movement has become entwined with an unconventional New York businessman better known for his deal-making than any ideological principles.

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

In Kentucky, which has been ravaged worse than almost any other state by fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, Tyler Witten went into rehab at Medicaid's expense after the state expanded the program under a provision of the act. Until then, he had been addicted to painkillers for more than a decade.

"It saved my life," he said.

Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster would remain on active military duty while leading the National Security Council, White House officials said Monday. He joined two retired generals — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly — already in Trump's inner circle, adding to the impression that the president prefers military men in top roles.

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. It wasn't clear what he was referring to and there were no high-profile situations reported in Sweden on Friday night.

The comment prompted a barrage of social media reaction on Sunday, with hundreds of tweets, and a local newspaper published a list of events that happened on Friday that appeared to have no connections to any terror-like activity.

Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

It featured promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling Stones.

"I want to be among my friends and among the people," Trump told a cheering crowd packed into an airport hangar in central Florida, praising his "truly great movement."

Trump interviewing candidates to replace the ousted Flynn

Trump plans to interview John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster while in Florida for the weekend, according to a White House official. The official said both meetings will take place at Mar-a-Lago, the president's private club in Palm Beach.

The official was not authorized to discuss the interview process publicly and insisted on anonymity.

Trump is working to replace ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump's first choice — retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward — turned down the offer.

Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

The chief election officers in two of the state's largest counties are now considering whether to refer cases to local prosecutors for potential perjury charges or violations of election law. Officials in many other areas say they will simply let the mistakes go, citing widespread confusion among poll workers and voters.