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  • At DMZ, step into history for Trump as he offers hand to Kim

    23 days ago

    (AP) PANMUNJOM, Korea — With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to revive talkson the pariah nation's nuclear program. Trump, pressing his bid for ...

  • Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

    1 month, 20 days ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea — The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain hidden from view ...

  • Supreme Court says 1 state can't be sued in another's courts

    2 months, 10 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent and perhaps, foreshadowing an argument over the viability of other high court decisions. The outcome left one ...

  • Census Bureau: Nevada’s population tops 3 million

    3 months, 5 days ago

    (AP) Nevada’s population increased to more than 3 million last year, according to newly released census data. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the state’s population increased by almost 62,000 people between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, bringing Nevada’s population ...

  • Supreme Court won't stop enforcement of bump stock ban

    3 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. Gun rights groups asked the court on Monday ...

  • Supreme Court so far won't stop bump stock ban

    3 months, 28 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in ...

  • Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

    4 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. — The outcome of a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by profiting off the presidency could depend largely on competing definitions of an antiquated word: emoluments. At the center of the lawsuit is ...

  • Amodei says fed stance on marijuana, banking is hypocritical

    4 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei is calling out what he says is the hypocrisy of the federal government accepting tax money from legal marijuana businesses in Nevada but essentially banning them from using the banking system. Recreational marijuana is legal in ...

  • Trump says he wouldn't steer son Barron toward football

    5 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump says he wouldn't steer son Barron toward football, saying it's "a dangerous sport," but also wouldn't stand in the way if the soccer-playing 12-year-old wanted to put on pads. The NFL fan tells ...

  • Trump muses staffing changes, won't commit to keeping Kelly

    8 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in ...

  • Officials: White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe

    9 months, 25 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House was not "micromanaging" a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, claiming the probe was a Senate process and that lawmakers were the only ones ...

  • A look at what the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation will entail

    9 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered the FBI to reopen Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background investigation after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. Just what the FBI will investigate remains a mystery. The Senate Judiciary Committee ...

  • Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

    11 months, 14 days ago

    (AP) BRIDEGWATER, N.J. — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual ...

  • Top Democrat uses immigration hearing to seek Nielsen resignation

    11 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — A top Democrat called Tuesday for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that saw lawmakers of both parties criticize the Trump administration policy of separating migrant children from their detained parents ...

  • Jury selection underway in Manafort trial

    11 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Jury selection got underway Tuesday in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. Manafort, who is already in custody and could spend the rest of his life ...

  • Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

    11 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) SEATTLE — A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to be posted online. The ...

  • After delays, former Iraqi translator is becoming US citizen

    11 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. — An Iraqi former translator for U.S. troops is finally becoming a U.S. citizen a year after officials abruptly removed him from a naturalization ceremony, prompting him to sue the government and charge it was targeting people from ...

  • Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

    1 year ago

    (AP) HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President ...

  • Trump interviews 4 for Supreme Court, 2-3 more to go

    1 year ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices Monday and planned to speak with a few more, as he powered forward with a speedy selection process to fill the fresh vacancy. Speaking to reporters at the White ...

  • Bolton: US has plan to dismantle NK nuclear program in year

    1 year ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday, although U.S. intelligence reported signs that ...

  • Canada tariffs on US goods from ketchup to lawn mowers begin

    1 year ago

    (AP) OTTAWA, Ontario — Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration's new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States. Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 ...

  • Restless Democratic newcomers bringing change to House

    1 year ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and progressive. ...

  • Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

    1 year ago

    (AP) BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels" in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. ...

  • Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16

    1 year ago

    (AP) MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement issued by the Kremlin ...

  • In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, ...

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