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  • House chairman to seek $640 billion in military spending

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than President Donald Trump proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Rep. ...

  • US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

    4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. U.S. Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al ...

  • Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

    4 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal. "We're thinking about building the ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

    4 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says congressional testimony from the former Homeland Security Secretary backs up his claim that his campaign did not collude with Russian officials. But that's not what Johnson said. TRUMP, in a tweet Thursday: "Former ...

  • Tale of 2 Princes: Trump, Saudi king rely on son, son-in-law

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Half a world apart, in a theocratic monarchy and a democracy, a king and a president are relying on their thirtysomething son and son-in-law to help consolidate power and push their policies. Saudi Arabia's King Salman this ...

  • The Latest: Warner says Trump 'never ceases to amaze me'

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey (all times EDT): 3:20 p.m. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is responding to President Donald ...

  • US judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret Muslim vetting program

    5 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge says a class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones on Wednesday denied the Justice Department's request to dismiss ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

    6 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, an AP Fact Check finds that others proposed it, back when ...

  • Trump says he didn't tape his conversations with Comey

    7 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director. Trump also tweets that he has "no idea" whether other "tapes" or ...

  • The Latest: 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina man who fired shots inside a District of Columbia restaurant while he was investigating a conspiracy theory known as "pizzagate." (all times local): 1 p.m. A North Carolina man who fired ...

  • Man who fired gun in DC restaurant while investigating conspiracy theory 'pizzagate' sentenced to 4 years in prison

    7 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Man who fired gun in DC restaurant while investigating conspiracy theory 'pizzagate' sentenced to 4 years in prison.

  • Trump says on Twitter he 'did not make' and does 'not have' recordings of conversations with ex-FBI Director Comey

    7 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says on Twitter he 'did not make' and does 'not have' recordings of conversations with ex-FBI Director Comey.

  • After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

    8 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he visited Congressman Steve Scalise and that he's "doing well" and "his spirits are up" as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week. The Wisconsin Republican says Scalise is ...

  • Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

    8 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment." The comments are in videotaped depositions ...

  • The Latest: Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democrats and their highest-ranking officeholder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California (all times local): 10:33 a.m. President Donald Trump is lashing out at top Democrats on Twitter. The president wrote Thursday: "I certainly ...

  • Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

    10 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Small island nations see themselves in a vulnerable but still somehow hopeful situation, just like a sand castle. The seas are rising from climate change and they are running out of room. And with the U.S. pulling ...

  • High court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

    10 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the judge closed the courtroom during jury selection. The justices ruled 7-2 on Thursday that ...

  • Supreme Court upholds convictions in 1984 murder

    10 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of seven men in a brutal 1984 killing in the District of Columbia. The justices rejected claims that prosecutors withheld key evidence and ruled 7-1 on Thursday that the ...

  • Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

    10 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has limited the government's ability to strip an immigrant of U.S. citizenship for lying during the naturalization process. The justices ruled Thursday in the case of an ethnic Serb from Bosnia who lied about ...

  • Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

    10 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump questions why the Obama administration didn't try to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president's tweet Thursday appears to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 intelligence agencies that blame Russia for ...

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