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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he expects President Donald Trump's allegations that his predecessor ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower will become part of the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton tells "Fox News Sunday" that he hasn't seen any evidence of official wiretapping, but the committee will "follow the facts wherever they lead us." The senior Democrat on the committee, Mark Warner of Virginia, calls Trump's unsubstantiated allegations "very reckless."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House spokeswoman says President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions likely discussed a new executive order over dinner last night. Their meeting came days after the attorney general withdrew from overseeing the FBI probe into Russian interference in the presidential election amid a controversy over his campaign-season contacts with a Russian ambassador. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC's "This Week": "The president believes that Jeff Sessions is a good man and that he didn't do anything wrong."
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's recent executive order calling for a review of a rule protecting small bodies of water from pollution and development is strongly supported by golf course owners who are wary of being forced into expensive cleanups on their fairways. Trump's business holdings include a dozen golf courses in the United States, and critics say his executive order is a conflict of interest. The order targets a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule released under former President Barack Obama in 2015 that redefined "waters of the United States" protected under the Clean Water Act.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is turning to the public for ideas for keeping Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The state plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan's global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the world's largest freshwater system.
NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" has opened atop the weekend box office with a massive $85.3 million that ranks among the top March debuts ever. Last week's No. 1 film, Jordan Peele's horror sensation "Get Out," dropped to second place but still grossed $26.1 million. The Oscar best-picture winner "Moonlight" had its widest release yet, appearing on 1,564 screens. It turned in its biggest weekend, too, with an estimated $2.5 million.
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