Doctor: Trump Is Healthy, Did Very Well On Cognitive Test

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s overall health “is excellent” and he did “exceedingly well” on cognitive screening designed to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions, the Navy doctor who performed Trump’s medical checkup said Tuesday. Ronny Jackson had issued a blanket declaration that Trump was in…

President Trump Marks MLK Day Out Of View, Buffeted By Race Claims

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday largely out of sight, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed at the suggestion of admitting more Haitians to the U.S. Trump decamped…

President Trump’s Nuclear Strategy Seeks New Weapons To Counter Russia

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics argue…

Trump’s First Medical Checkup As President Set For Friday

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday. Trump is headed to the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for his first medical checkup as president. But what has been a…

Judge Blocks Trump Decision To End Young Immigrant Program

By SUDHIN THANAWALA and ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action…

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuit by Paul…

Trump: Iranian People “Finally Acting Against Brutal & Corrupt’ Government.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) —  President Donald Trump says the people of Iran are “finally acting against the brutal and corrupt” government. Trump tweeted Tuesday that the Iranian people have “little food, big inflation and no human rights.” He adds: “The U.S. is watching.” It was Trump’s latest comment on the largest anti-government demonstrations in Iran…