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  • What you won’t see in the Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel’s Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. The Democrats’ demands for a full, unredacted version of Robert Mueller’s report are likely to prompt a political and legal battle that could last for months, if not much longer. The chairman of […]
  • Advisory group recommends changes to migrant processing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal advisory group is calling for significant changes to how the federal government deals with the surge of migrant families that officials say is overwhelming the southern border. In a draft report unveiled Tuesday, a committee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council called on the Trump administration to immediately establish three […]
  • Former US Interior boss parlays post into private career

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump’s cabinet into a lucrative private career. He’s landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a Nevada mining company and is pursuing involvement in natural gas exports that have surged under Trump, Zinke told The Associated Press […]
  • North Carolina lawmaker’s funding leads 10 in GOP House race

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator who loaned his campaign $250,000 is leading fundraising among 10 Republicans facing a May primary for a congressional seat left vacant because a ballot-collection scandal that voided November’s election. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte collected $130,717 from individuals and $6,500 from political committees in the year’s […]
  • Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

    HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa flooding presents campaign challenge for some […]
  • Court ruling adds to delay in alleged USS Cole bomber case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship. An appellate panel in Washington said Tuesday that a military judge improperly continued to preside over the case after he sought a […]
  • Turkey eyes US sanctions waivers on Iran oil, Russia arms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey “expects” the Trump administration to grant it waivers from U.S. sanctions related to its purchases of Iranian oil and Russian air defenses, a top aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. Presidential spokesman and senior adviser Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference he couldn’t be certain that the waivers […]
  • Trump to allow lawsuits over US properties seized in Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island’s 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two decades of U.S. policy on Cuba. President Donald Trump has been […]
  • High court seems likely to rule against Calif. oil workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping. The question for the high court has to do with the law that should apply in the case: federal […]
  • Trump to hold April 27 rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington. Trump’s re-election campaign announced Tuesday that the rally will be held April 27 at Green Bay’s Resch Center. Trump eked out a narrow victory in the state in 2016. […]
  • Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year post with a gold-mining firm that’s pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago. Zinke told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his work for Nevada-based U.S. Gold Corp., which focuses on […]
  • The Latest: Hollings recalled as leader whose views evolved

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Speaking through tears, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has remembered his political mentor Fritz Hollings as a strong leader who was capable of transformative change on the issue of race. Clyburn said at Hollings’ funeral […]
  • Trump, first lady to address opioid crisis at Atlanta summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will discuss the opioid crisis at an Atlanta summit. The White House announced the April 24 appearance at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on Twitter Tuesday, saying the Trumps will speak “about their fight to end the opioid crisis in America.” Trump […]
  • Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC’s Fritz Hollings

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and third ranking Democrat in the U.S. […]
  • Redaction nation: US history brims with partial deletions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights abuses and his ties to the United […]
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