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Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there’s one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry.

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

Under Trump, Pentagon seizing more control over warfighting

Week by week, country by country, the Pentagon is quietly seizing more control over warfighting decisions, sending hundreds more troops to war with little public debate and seeking greater authority …

Trump’s rollback of coal rules electrifies Wyoming workers

So when President Donald Trump lifted a federal coal leasing moratorium and ordered a review of greenhouse gas regulations, the announcement electrified many workers here who depend on fossil fuels …

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans want independent Russia probe

A slim majority of Americans favor an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with the Russian government, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public …

Trump’s approach to intel agencies shows anxiety, distrust

Weeks of end-run actions and provocative comments have deepened suspicions that President Donald Trump is seeking to manipulate America’s spy community for political gain.

Israeli Cabinet approves new settlement, first in two decades

Israel’s government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump’s new foray into Middle East peacemaking.

Michael Flynn in talks with Congress, wary of prosecution

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for agreeing to be questioned as …

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

The Trump Administration on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push …

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Donald Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts.

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father’s administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts.

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Seattle suing Trump over threat to sanctuary cities

Seattle is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in …

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

A look at how Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry

Experts say coal’s biggest problem isn’t a shortage of the fuel to dig or even climate change regulations but cheap and abundant natural gas. Gas prices dropped as advances in …

Budweiser’s brewer won’t burn coal Trump vows to revive

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest beer maker, plans to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Trump pressures House Intelligence Committee to probe Clintons’ ties to Russia, not his

President Donald Trump sought Monday to pressure the House committee investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, arguing that the panel should be probing Bill and Hillary Clinton’s ties …

At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week’s annual gathering for the “unbreakable” alliance. …

Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

President Donald Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Kushner to lead overhaul initiative

President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises – such as reforming …

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Trump plans would reverse Obama’s climate push

President Donald Trump plans to sign a far-reaching executive order Tuesday to promote domestic oil, coal and natural gas by reversing much of his predecessor’s efforts to address climate change.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be …

Trump blames GOP conservative faction for blocking health care bill

President Donald Trump on Sunday took hard-line congressional Republicans to task over last week’s failed attempt to push through a health care overhaul measure, but the principal target of his …

Congressman resigns from Freedom Caucus after health-care drama

If President Donald Trump is going to put the blame for Republicans’ inability to pass health care legislation on the House Freedom Caucus, at least one member of the conservative …

Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump

Washington state and Oregon will fight attempts by President Donald Trump to weaken environmental protection laws, the Democratic governors of the two states say.

Fox News host calls on Ryan to step down, hours after Trump tweets about her show

A Fox News personality – whom President Donald Trump had urged his supporters to watch Saturday night – called on House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., to step down, saying …

With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs …

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness …

Carrier deal touted by Trump unusual for Indiana

The deal brokered by President Donald Trump to stem job losses at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis is unusual for the state of Indiana as it offers $7 million …

UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in California

Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday when an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the female organizer of the event with pepper spray and …

Trump son-in-law’s ties to Israel raise questions of bias

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker …

U.S.-Israeli talks conclude with no agreement on settlements

The White House expressed its “concerns” with settlement construction after talks with senior Israeli officials in Washington ended Thursday night with a joint statement showing the two governments unable to …

Trump’s travel ban could remain blocked for weeks

A federal appeals court said Thursday that it would hear arguments in early May over the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling against its travel ban, potentially leaving …