NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will be making Florida his permanent residence after he leaves the White House, but New York officials may not let him go without a fight. Trump’s plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York state officials. Authorities are notorious for auditing wealthy residents seeking to flee to lower-tax states to make sure such moves are real and not just on paper. Those cases can go on for years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows more Americans approve of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump than disapprove of it. That serves as a warning sign for Trump’s White House and reelection campaign, which have insisted that pursuing impeachment will backfire on Democrats in 2020. But there are also warning signs for Democrats: The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that only a third of Americans say the inquiry should be a top priority for Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke has announced he’s dropping his 2020 presidential bid. Addressing supporters in Iowa on Friday, O’Rourke said he made the decision “reluctantly” and vowed to stay active in the fight to defeat President Donald Trump. O’Rourke had been struggling to break through a crowded Democratic field and was forced to stage a “reintroduction” of his campaign in an effort to reinvigorate it. He said it had become clear that he did not have “the means” to go forward.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California utility that shut off power to tens of thousands of people to prevent wildfires says it restored electricity to a line minutes before another blaze exploded nearby. Southern California Edison says it began to re-energize a 16,000-thousand-volt circuit 13 minutes before flames broke out Thursday evening on a hilltop northwest of Los Angeles.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and students affected by an 11-day strike have returned to classrooms. A tentative agreement that ended the walkout is expected to shape education in the nation’s third-largest city for the next five years, including class size limits, additional social workers and nurses and support for homeless students. The outlined agreement shows both sides secured key victories and fell short on other priorities.