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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The acknowledgement comes as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms. The White House is pushing back pre-emptively, saying that publishing those returns would be illegal and that the disclosure is an attempt by someone in the "dishonest media" who is "desperate for ratings". Unlike most recent presidents, Trump refused to release his tax returns during the campaign, claiming he was under audit.
DALLAS (AP) — New York's attorney general says that while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of Exxon he used an alias in emails to talk about climate change. According to a court filing, Exxon failed to disclose that Tillerson used an account named "Wayne Tracker" to send and receive emails about issues including risk management related to climate change. New York state is investigating whether Exxon deceived investors and the public by hiding for decades what it knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals. The rule was imposed after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded in 2013, killing 15 people. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt delayed the effective date of the Obama-era rule until June. He suggests the rule could make it easier for terrorists to target facilities. Environmental groups say the delay effort is misleading.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is distancing itself from comments about immigrants by Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa. King said over the weekend that America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" -- and he warned of a liberal effort to destroy Western civilization through immigration. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump "believes that this is not a point of view that he shares." He says Trump believes he's "the president for all Americans."
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 57-year-old musher has become the oldest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mitch Seavey arrived in Nome, Alaska, today to claim his third victory in the nearly 1,000-mile race across the Alaska wilderness. He also won in 2004 and 2013. He outran his son, defending champion Dallas Seavey. The elder Seavey said he didn't relish being runner-up the past two years. The Seaveys have won the last six races. Mitch Seavey's dad, Dan, participated in the very first Iditarod in 1973.
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