Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump put pressure on Democrats on Sunday as U.S. lawmakers worked to avoid a government shutdown, saying Obamacare would die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall.

Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires

(Reuters) – Florida officials on Sunday lifted evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes threatened by wildfires in drought-stricken central and southwestern parts of the state, after rainfall helped firefighters battle the blazes.

CNN anchor alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes also harassed her

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Television journalist Alisyn Camerota said on Sunday she was a target of sexual harassment by Roger Ailes when she worked at Fox News, joining other former colleagues at the cable channel who have accused their ex-boss of inappropriate behavior.

Trump says Mexico ‘eventually’ will pay for border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled U.S. relations with Mexico in the first week of his presidency.

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye.

On Earth Day, an environment-minded Republican turns to birds

NEW HOPE, Pa. (Reuters) – In his white dress shirt and black pin-striped pants, U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick stood out from the other birdwatchers gathered near a grove of bud-studded trees in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Saturday morning.

Trump’s ‘big announcement’ on tax to be broad principles: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s promised “big announcement” next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of “broad principles and priorities,” an administration official said on Saturday.

Florida wildfires force evacuations, destroy homes

(Reuters) – Scattered wildfires were burning in drought-stricken parts of central and southwestern Florida on Saturday, destroying nine homes and triggering evacuation orders for about 2,000 other residences.