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  • Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief

    6 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out to ...

  • Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

    6 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top strategist has returned to his old job at the conservative website Breitbart News after a turbulent seven months at the president's side. Trump pushed out Steve Bannon on Friday, a departure that leaves ...

  • Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

    18 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. The forecast as of Friday shows Oregon and Idaho as most promising to ...

  • AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

    20 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key ...

  • Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

    20 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post.

  • Battling demons in a community looking to Trump for change

    22 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — In Grays Harbor County, a rural community on the coast of Washington state, the rate at which people die from despair — from drugs, alcohol and suicide — is nearly twice the national average. The county ...

  • Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

    22 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. The visit comes as the Trump administration considers plans ...

  • Trump approves plan to create independent cyber command

    22 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a Pentagon plan to create an independent cyber command to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other foes. The announcement Friday means that U.S. Cyber Command may eventually ...

  • 1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks

    23 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. The department said Friday that diplomats from the U.S. consulate in Barcelona are working with local ...

  • Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly. Some conclude North Korea has or can make 30 to 60 nuclear weapons. Estimates by civilian experts cloud the picture. They guess North Korea has ...

  • Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump at Camp David, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis isn't giving any ...

  • AP Explains: Why does a WWI general merit a Trump tweet?

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is being criticized once again for lauding the alleged tactics of Gen. John Pershing in dealing with Islamic extremists in the Philippines at the turn of the last century. Trump tweeted on Thursday that ...

  • Senior officer on damaged ship to be relieved of command

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says the commanding officer of a warship that lost seven sailors in a collision off the coast of Japan will be relieved of command, and nearly a dozen other sailors face punishment. Adm. William Moran, ...

  • AP EXPLAINS: Trump, Pershing and terrorism: a primer

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is being criticized once again for lauding the alleged tactics of Gen. John Pershing in dealing with Islamic extremists in the Philippines at the turn of the last century. Trump tweeted on Thursday that ...

  • In letter to staff, DeVos condemns Charlottesville violence

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — After criticism over her muted response to the violence in Charlottesville, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has written a letter to her staff condemning the "tragic and unthinkable" events and blasting "neo-Nazis and other racist bigots." DeVos' email ...

  • GOP senator says Trump hasn't shown stability, competence

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator says Donald Trump has not yet shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, called for "radical changes" in ...

  • Democrats plan events to boost support after Charlottesville

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee plans more than 160 events across the United States this weekend, aiming to seize on the outrage following last weekend's white supremacist rally in Virginia. DNC officials have declared a "Weekend of Action" ...

  • The Latest: Tillerson, Mattis say military option on table

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on talks between the United States and Japan about North Korea (all times local): 2:23 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are stressing there is a credible threat of U.S. ...

  • The Latest: Trump condemns Barcelona attack, offers US help

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. reaction to the attack in Barcelona, Spain (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is condemning what Spanish authorities say is a deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona. Trump also says in a ...

  • Mattis says decision near on new Afghan policy

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump is gathering his national security team to attempt again to settle on a new Afghanistan policy. In remarks at the State Department, Mattis told reporters the talks Friday at ...

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