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  • Wisconsin governor downplays interaction with Russian

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker downplayed his interaction with a woman accused of being a Russian operative, saying Wednesday that they only met one time in 2015 when she showed up at a National Rifle Association convention and had her picture taken with him. Maria Butina was charged Monday with being a […]
  • Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent kept in jail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old woman accused of being a covert Russian agent was “likely” in contact with operatives of the successor agency to the KGB while she lived in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday in court papers. Maria Butina had contact information for people who, prosecutors say, were employees of the Russia’s Federal […]
  • House panel would provide $5b for Trump border wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House spending bill would provide $5 billion next year for building President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, a major boost that suggests a raucous pre-election budget battle may lay ahead. Democrats have long opposed financing Trump’s wall but lack the votes by themselves to block House approval of that […]
  • Candidate for Alaska House doesn’t live in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she’s serious about running, though she doesn’t plan to campaign […]
  • The Latest: Trump says Europe trip ‘tremendous success’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump’s summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin (all times local): 11:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says his Europe trip last week, including meetings at NATO, with British leaders, and Russian President Vladimir Putin was “a tremendous success.” Speaking before a meeting of his Cabinet at […]
  • Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November’s midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the “Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.'” That refers to the need for […]
  • Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

    MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat […]
  • Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

    HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president’s tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump’s “America first” approach to foreign policy had him seeming to accept the word of […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to suggest he does believe Moscow meddled […]
  • Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The latest debate among Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor will have a newcomer: billionaire developer Jeff Greene. Greene is joining the other four candidates Wednesday night at Florida Gulf Coast University in his first debate since his late entry into the race. The Palm Beach resident has already spent $10 […]
  • Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

    MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a […]
  • Tumult of Trump’s Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

    HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president’s tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump’s “America first” approach to foreign policy had him seeming to accept the word of […]
  • GAO: Less than half of school districts test water for lead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do more than a third detected elevated levels of the toxin, according to a federal report released Tuesday. Lead can cause brain damage and learning disabilities in children. The report, […]
  • Trump blames ‘double negative’ for furor over Putin meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Blame it on that pesky double negative. After 27 hours of near-universal condemnation, President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday he simply misspoke in Helsinki when he said, “I don’t see any reason why it would” be Russia that interfered in the U.S. election. “The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason […]
  • Lights go out during Trump statement at the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wanted to make an important point. And then the lights went out. Trump was saying Tuesday that he has “full faith” in the U.S. intelligence agencies in the aftermath of his Helsinki news conference when the lights in the White House Cabinet Room dimmed and briefly went out, leaving […]
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