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  • The Latest: Trump hails tax law and low Latino jobless rate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is promoting the Republican tax law in Hialeah, Florida, highlighting improvements in Hispanic unemployment rates in the predominantly Latino Miami suburb. Speaking a day before the personal income tax filing deadline, Trump says “This is the last time […]
  • GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt’s privacy booth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt to make private phone calls in his office. The Government Accountability Office issued its findings Monday in a letter to Senate Democrats who had requested a review of […]
  • Pence’s choice for adviser withdraws after Trump objects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence’s choice to be his new national security adviser has withdrawn from consideration after President Donald Trump got wind of the plan to hire someone associated with anti-Trump ads in the past. The White House said Jon Lerner, an adviser to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki […]
  • Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion pastor’s appeal on noise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a pastor who challenged a state law’s noise limit that was used to restrict his anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Maine. The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecting the appeal from the Rev. Andrew March, who sued after […]
  • The Latest: Sanders says Trump saw bits of Comey interview

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s book (all times local): 12:30 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump saw “bits and pieces” of the ABC News interview with former FBI Director James Comey but didn’t watch it all. Sanders carried on a war of words […]
  • Trump says tax law, US economy helping Hispanics

    HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday the Republican tax law and his push to slash regulations are driving one of the “greatest booms” to the U.S. economy and helping Hispanic workers. Trump praised the strength of the economy at a business round-table in a predominantly Latino Miami suburb, telling the audience the […]
  • Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in President Donald Trump’s actions and speculated that Russians might have dirt on the president. Trump struck back, branding Comey a criminal. Their war of words escalated Monday after Comey, […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Comey role in Clinton disclosure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again twisting facts when it comes to former FBI director James Comey’s disclosure of a sensitive investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton right before the 2016 election. In a flurry of tweets, Trump claims Comey was motivated by a desire to please Clinton during the 2016 campaign in an […]
  • RNC committing $250 million to retain control of House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party’s House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump’s first term. Facing the prospect of a blue wave this fall, the White House’s political arm is devoting unprecedented resources […]
  • Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story sent April 16 about sexual misconduct by doctors, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a health services researcher with nonprofit advocacy organization Public Citizen. Her name is Azza AbuDagga, not Azza Abbudagga. A corrected version of the story is below: AP investigation: #MeToo has little impact on medical […]
  • White House says Russia sanctions still under consideration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent, but stressed the penalties are still being considered. Haley created a firestorm Sunday when she said the new sanctions would be imposed by the Treasury Department on Monday, when, in […]
  • Granddaughter: Barbara Bush is ‘a fighter,’ in good spirits

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush, who was reported in “failing health” over the weekend, is in “great spirits” and the family is grateful for “everybody’s prayers and thoughts,” her granddaughter said Monday. Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a news release Sunday that “Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not […]
  • HHS Secretary Alex Azar hospitalized with minor infection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, has been hospitalized for treatment of a minor infection. An HHS statement issued Sunday night says Azar had been treated with intravenous antibiotics and that, out of an abundance of caution, has been admitted to a hospital for observation. The Senate confirmed the […]
  • The Latest: Comey says Trump morally unfit to be president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s book (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks Donald Trump is morally unfit to be president. In an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night, Comey says he doesn’t think Trump is medically unfit, dismissing those who […]
  • Things to know about former first lady Barbara Bush

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman said Sunday. Here are some things to know about her: LITERACY EFFORTS The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years, […]
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