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  • Trump checks out anti-drug effort while in Florida

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump is on his way to Key West, Florida, where he’ll get a briefing on drug interdiction. Trump will be visiting Joint Interagency Task Force-South and will be briefed by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Northcom, and Southcom. He’ll be joined by his homeland security secretary, the acting director […]
  • Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday is weighing the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. The Trump administration has been holding the unidentified citizen at a U.S. military facility in Iraq since he surrendered on the Syrian battlefield more […]
  • Senate panel to vote Monday on Pompeo for secretary of state

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee is set to vote at 5 p.m. Monday on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state. Pompeo faces Democratic opposition and may not be able secure a recommendation from the panel. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says it may be tough for Democrats to […]
  • Trump’s personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS amid the stir caused by an FBI search of the lawyer’s files. Michael Cohen had sued in New York City over publication of the unverified dossier detailing alleged ties between Trump and Russia. […]
  • The Latest: Castro says Diaz-Canel may also gain party post

    HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro’s handover of Cuba’s presidency (all times local): 11 a.m. Raul Castro says he sees new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel as his eventual successor as head of the island’s powerful Communist Party. Castro is making his first speech since handing the presidency over to Diaz-Canel, and used the […]
  • Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe ‘bromance’

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He’s met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Trump’s second-most frequent caller. Yet the “bromance” between Trump and Abe has […]
  • Democrats see Wisconsin as proving ground for party revival

    PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Margo Miller thanked her hosts, covered herself in a blue poncho and headed back into the driving sleet Saturday morning, with more doors to knock in this rural subdivision but with another new volunteer’s name on her clipboard. Miller and about 50 other Democratic activists who braved the spring storm returned […]
  • Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really well” in their recent […]
  • Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently — at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into the chamber. Its passage without objection came despite plenty of concern, some privately aired, among senators of both parties about the threat […]
  • Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against him, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion of privacy. He’s accused […]
  • Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

    HAVANA (AP) — Fifty-seven-year-old Communist Party official Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, pledging to preserve the island’s communist system while gradually reforming the economy and making the government more responsive to the people. Addressing the nation live on television, Diaz-Canel said Castro, 86, would remain the […]
  • The Latest: Judge sets Friday hearing in Stormy Daniels case

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on adult film star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A federal judge in Los Angeles has set a hearing to determine whether there should be a stay in the case of a porn actress who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump. […]
  • Trump passes up chance to say if he’ll fire Mueller

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As his frustration with the investigation into his campaign and business expands into threatening new fronts, President Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday whether he plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “As far as the two gentlemen you told me about, they’ve been […]
  • The Latest: Senate to members’ babies: C’mon in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate resolution to allow members’ babies in the chamber (all times local): 6:42 p.m. The Senate has voted to allow the babies of its members into the tradition-bound chamber. The inspiration for the historic change of rules was Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s daughter, born April 9. Duckworth wants to […]
  • Zinke signs order to expand recreational opportunities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agency to expand recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. An order signed Wednesday directs the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies to develop plans within 90 days that focus on expanding recreational opportunities. The order also directs bureau […]
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