FBI nominee rejects Trump claim: Russia probe no witch hunt

Christopher Wray, the former high-ranking Justice Department official whom Trump nominated last month, told senators at his confirmation hearing that he would never let politics get in the way of the bureau’s mission.

Poll: Three-quarters in US say they lack influence

Even at a time of deepening economic and political divisions, the poll finds widespread agreement that small businesses, poor Americans and workers have too little power in Washington, while lobbyists, big business and rich people have too much.

Detained Iranian researcher sent back home

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spokeswoman Stephanie Malin says Mohsen Dehnavi and his family were put on a return flight shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Dehnavi was to have started work at Boston Children’s Hospital.

10 Things to know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

Robinson Cano homered off Cubs closer Wade Davis leading off the 10th inning and the American League beat the National League 2-1 Tuesday night in an All-Star Game dominated by this era’s flame-throwers

Long his father’s attack dog, Trump Jr. now is eye of storm

Now the president’s eldest son is at the center of the firestorm over Russian connections swirling around his father’s administration and trying to fight off charges that he was open to colluding with Moscow to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Top lawmaker says health bill includes tax hikes

No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn says “where we are right now” is the bill would keep Obama’s 3.8 percent tax boost on investment income for couples earning over $250,000 annually.