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  • Trump’s halt of ‘war games’ could weaken defenses in Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. But the potential for diplomatic damage seems even greater. The United States, South Korea and Japan were making a public display of solidarity Thursday over the […]
  • New San Francisco mayor went from the projects to City Hall

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s incoming mayor knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand, having been raised by her grandmother in the city’s drug- and violence-riddled projects. It is now the job of London Breed — the first black woman elected mayor of the city — to unite a wealthy but conflicted […]
  • The Latest: House immigration bill includes ‘Dreamer’ visas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration legislation (all times local): 5:15 p.m. House Republicans are reviewing a discussion draft of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a visa system for young “Dreamers” and other immigrants and $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico. The measure released Thursday sticks […]
  • GOP lawmakers decry family separations as WH defends policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans distanced themselves Thursday from the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border even as the White House cited the Bible in defending its “zero tolerance” approach to illegal border crossings. “I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law. That is […]
  • The Latest: Watchdog report rebukes Comey for Clinton probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Justice Department has issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The report released Thursday calls former […]
  • The Latest: NY attorney general sues over Trump’s foundation

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York’s lawsuit against the Trump Foundation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The White House is blasting a lawsuit filed by New York’s attorney general against President Donald Trump and his foundation, suggesting that is politically motivated. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Attorney […]
  • The Latest: Dems’ Pelosi says separating families “barbaric’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration legislation (all times local): 11:30 a.m. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents at the southern border is “barbaric” and has to stop. Pelosi said Thursday that separating families as parents are being detained after crossing the […]
  • Lawmaker under fire for retweeting post by Nazi sympathizer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve King is a Republican congressman from Iowa who’s a hard-liner on immigration with a penchant for making racially charged comments. Now he’s facing heat for sharing a Twitter post by a Nazi sympathizer from Britain. Mark Collett posted a screenshot of a Breitbart.com story citing opinion in Italy on immigration, where […]
  • Trump accused in lawsuit of misusing charitable foundation

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity’s money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to boost his political fortunes during his run for the White House. The president called the case “ridiculous.” The lawsuit against Trump and […]
  • Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota’s broad restrictions on voters wearing “political” hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places and prevented voter intimidation. But the justices, in a 7-2 ruling, […]
  • The Latest: Couriers make fast work of ballot retrievals

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on ranked-choice voting in Maine (all times local): 10 a.m. The courier service contracted to retrieve ballots for additional rounds of ranked-choice tabulations says the process is going smoothly. Mike Israelson from General Courier said drivers had already stopped at about 80 communities by 9 a.m. Thursday. All told, […]
  • US frees up fraction of frozen Syria funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday freed up a fraction of some $200 million in frozen funds for Syria stabilization programs, a move that leaves nearly $195 million in limbo. The State Department said President Donald Trump had authorized it and the U.S. Agency for International Development to spend $6.6 million to support […]
  • The Latest: White House to cheer on congressional players

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the annual congressional baseball game (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The White House plans to cheer on members of Congress at their annual baseball game Thursday night — a year after some Republican players and others were wounded in a shooting spree at a team practice in Virginia. Presidential […]
  • How the AP-NORC/MTV poll was conducted

    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV Youth Political Pulse poll of young Americans was conducted by NORC from April 23 to May 9 using NORC’s AmeriSpeak Panel. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 558 young people ages 15 to 26 who will be old enough to vote in […]
  • Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They don’t agree on every issue– Tammy supports abortion rights, for example, while Sue Ann opposes them. Even so, the two agree on most issues and disapprove of the way Trump is doing his […]
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