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  • 'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

    22 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee ...

  • The 'chosen one'? Trump says never mind

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The "chosen one" says never mind. President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he glanced heavenward and referred to himself as "the chosen one" to take on China. He took the comment back Friday. ...

  • Pelosi says public doesn't support impeachment

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi told House Democrats on a conference call Friday, "The public isn't there on impeachment." She told them the case needs to ...

  • DOJ making changes to agency that runs immigration courts

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is making changes to the agency that runs the country's immigration courts and giving its director authority to weigh in and make appellate rulings. The interim rule announced Friday by the Justice Department faced ...

  • Hispanic journalist group returns Fox News conference money

    2 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest Hispanic journalist group is rescinding Fox News' sponsorship of its upcoming annual conference in Texas and returning nearly $17,000 to the network in response to a radio host's comments about Latino immigrants. Hugo Balta, ...

  • Justice Dept. sent anti-Semitic post to immigration judges

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's immigration arm sent judges a morning news briefing that included a blog post from a virulently anti-immigration website that also publishes work by white nationalists. The post by VDARE featured links that directly attacked ...

  • Green Berets killed in combat in Afghanistan identified

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army's Special Operations Command has released the names of the two Green Berets who were killed Wednesday during combat operations in Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, ...

  • The Latest: AP sources: Inslee to seek 3rd term as governor

    3 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 7 p.m. Two people close to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have told The Associated Press that he intends to seek a ...

  • Trump revives suggestion he'd end birthright citizenship

    3 days, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's looking "very seriously" at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil. Trump spoke to reporters Wednesday as he departed the White House for a speech ...

  • US urges Cuba to drop criminal charges against journalist

    3 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling on Cuba to drop criminal charges against a journalist facing a year in jail following his arrest earlier this year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday that the U.S. ...

  • Trump administration plans to end limits on child detention

    3 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. That's according to two DHS officials who spoke to the AP on ...

  • McCain's family fights to define legacy of civility, service

    4 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's family is asking Americans to reach out to one another and agree to disagree in honor of the late senator's commitment to civility in public life. The family is making the request near the anniversary ...

  • Trump cancels Denmark visit because Greenland isn't for sale

    4 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island, after its prime minister dismissed the idea. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen ...

  • Trump and Maduro confirm talks between high-level officials

    4 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday his government is talking to "various representatives" of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who also confirmed that discussions had been taking place. In a nationally broadcast appearance hours after Trump spoke, Maduro said ...

  • Trump insists US already has 'strong' gun background checks

    4 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases in the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system ...

  • Trump considering State Department official for Russia post

    4 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the No. 2 official at the State Department may be his next ambassador to Russia. The president told reporters at the White House that Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan "could very ...

  • 3rd family sues DC charter school over child sex abuse

    5 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A third family has sued a Washington, D.C., charter school over a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting six of his students. The Washington Post reports the $30 million federal lawsuit against Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter ...

  • US says airstrike in Somalia kills al-Shabaab militant

    5 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab militant in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, killing a militant. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike was carried out Tuesday in ...

  • Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

    5 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test ...

  • No. 4 House Democrat says it's time for impeachment inquiry

    5 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the House Democratic leadership says it's time for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (loo-HAHN'), the No. 4 Democrat, is now the highest-ranking member of the House to call ...

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