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Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of ...

Missouri Gov. Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Responding to a bombshell news report that overshadowed his annual address to the legislature, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has acknowledged he's been "unfaithful" in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed the ...

Lawmakers renew immigration effort as a shutdown looms

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Backed by the White House, Democratic and Republican lawmakers dug into a politically fraught search for compromise on immigration Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of a window of opportunity opened by President Donald ...

Trump: ‘Unlikely’ he’d submit to a Russia probe interview

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Trump said "we'll see what ...

Trump gets a national anthem moment at football title game

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump got his own national anthem moment Monday when he took the field before Alabama and Georgia faced off in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Months after wading into the culture war over protests during ...

Supreme Court hearing 2 vehicle search cases

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrence Byrd was driving his fiancee's rental car on a Pennsylvania highway when a state trooper pulled him over for an alleged minor traffic violation. He acted nervously during the stop, at one point telling troopers he had a marijuana ...

Coast Guard ends search for Oklahoma pilot in Gulf of Mexico

DALLAS (AP) — The Coast Guard is no longer searching for an Oklahoma pilot who went missing over the Gulf of Mexico while flying a dog-rescue mission to Texas. The agency said in a statement Monday that Coast Guard air and seacraft and two Mexican naval ships searched for 55-year-old Dr. ...

AP source: Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, a person familiar with the matter ...

Autos overshadow the small gadgets at CES tech show in Vegas

By MATT O'BRIEN and RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Technology Writers LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Auto companies typically save more ...

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird ...