State prosecutors urge Trump not to withdraw from Paris accord

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming.

U.S. judge blocks Trump sanctuary city order

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order which sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants.

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of a House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday.

Trump to meet with Australian prime minister on May 4: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on May 4 in New York City, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.

U.S. government shutdown threat recedes after Trump’s wall concession

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill.

U.S. Senate panel approves Lighthizer for U.S. Trade Representative

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. Trade Representative, bringing Robert Lighthizer a step closer to taking office as U.S. trade disputes with Canada and Mexico heat up.

U.S. ex-officials to testify at May 8 Senate hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two former U.S. officials – intelligence director James Clapper and deputy Attorney General Sally Yates – will testify next month in a Senate investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday.

Lawyer urges Trump to press Iran on jailed U.S. father and son at nuclear talks

VIENNA (Reuters) – The lawyer of an American-Iranian father and son jailed in Iran called on U.S. President Donald Trump to get his officials to press for the men’s release at nuclear talks with Tehran on Tuesday.