Some of the most intense drama surrounding President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came not across the negotiating table, but in the days and hours leading up to Tuesday's historic meeting - a behind-the-scenes flurry of commotion prompted by Trump himself.
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he opposes the new Trump administration "zero-tolerance" policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents at the border. Ryan said Congress should address the issue with legislation, and a draft of a compromise immigration bill that circulated on Capitol Hill late Thursday would end the practice of dividing families detained at the border.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday castigated former FBI Director James Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that other senior bureau officials showed a "willingness to take official action" to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
Heated confrontations erupted inside a Senate Republican luncheon on Wednesday as lawmakers traded unusually personal and sometimes profane attacks on one another. At the center of the ruckus was Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who argued separately with Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., according to a person who attended the lunch and another who was briefed on it. Graham, a traditional Republican hawk, took issue with an amendment Lee was pushing to the annual defense bill. His measure was designed to protect Americans from detention without charge or trial.
WASHINGTON - Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who left his post last year after a turbulent tenure, has landed a job with the Trump-aligned America First Action super PAC. Spicer, who was known for his combative press briefings and was caricatured on "Saturday Night Live," will be a spokesman and senior adviser to the group, which works to elect candidates who support the agenda of the president.
Conor McGregor and UFC president Dana White are overdue for a face-to-face meeting about his future with the company. First, though, McGregor had a court hearing Thursday, June 14, in Brooklyn, following his April rampage at Barclays Center that resulted in his arrest, as well as the cancellation of three fights on the UFC 223 card.
The New York attorney general filed suit against President Donald Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging "persistently illegal conduct" at the president's personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization - to pay off his businesses' creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and to stage a multimillion-dollar giveaway at his 2016 campaign events.
North Korean state television aired a 42-minute long documentary on Thursday that offered a different view of Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump in Singapore. The televised account of this week's summit had an epic air, using triumphant music to underscore its gravitas - perhaps a fitting stylistic touch for the first-ever meeting of sitting leaders of the United States and North Korea, despite recent tensions.
The University of Chicago will no longer require ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students, sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes the first top-10 research university to join the test-optional movement.
As thousands of applications for student debt forgiveness poured into the U.S. Education Department, the Trump administration cut the staff working on the claims and ordered a halt to an overhaul of the system, according to the agency's inspector general. The result: Claims lingered month after month.