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DeVos to push for school choice amid opposition from unions

11 min 28 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos says a one size-fits-all model of learning doesn't work and that she would promote charter, magnet, religious and other alternatives to public schools, if confirmed education secretary. 2017-01-17T06:41:00-05:00 2017-01-17T11:41:14-05:00

The Latest: GOP tax chairman defends tax plan against Trump

11 min 28 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 2017-01-17T06:45:00-05:00 2017-01-17T11:45:57-05:00

The Latest: Zinke supports protecting land, harvesting it

52 min 26 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 2017-01-17T06:06:00-05:00 2017-01-17T11:06:06-05:00

Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

1 hour 7 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years. 2017-01-17T03:06:00-05:00 2017-01-17T08:06:55-05:00

Growing list of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration

1 hour 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. 2017-01-17T05:40:00-05:00 2017-01-17T10:40:32-05:00

The Latest: Trump to take oath with his Bible and Lincoln's

1 hour 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-17T05:39:00-05:00 2017-01-17T10:39:37-05:00

Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

1 hour 52 min ago
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says U.S. Rep. John Lewis needs a history lesson and should be grateful for all that presidents have done for black people. 2017-01-17T05:10:00-05:00 2017-01-17T10:10:36-05:00

Iran says Trump's talk on nuclear deal is 'mainly slogans'

2 hours 33 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans." 2017-01-17T04:20:00-05:00 2017-01-17T09:20:22-05:00

The Latest: Putin says Obama administration targeting Trump

3 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-17T03:54:00-05:00 2017-01-17T08:54:36-05:00

China's Xi defends trade as Beijing seeks bolder global role

3 hours 17 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday trumpeted the need for free trade and urged the world to "say no to protectionism," delivering a strong rebuke to isolationist tendencies that helped fuel Donald Trump's presidential election victory. 2017-01-17T03:39:00-05:00 2017-01-17T08:39:25-05:00

Trump tries to calm tensions after Lewis squabble

5 hours 35 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader. 2017-01-17T01:19:00-05:00 2017-01-17T06:19:29-05:00

The Latest: Inaugural committee releases parade detail

7 hours 2 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-16T15:50:00-05:00 2017-01-16T20:50:32-05:00

Lavrov: Russia invites Trump officials to Syria talks

7 hours 27 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says that Moscow is inviting representatives of the incoming U.S. administration to attend upcoming Syria talks in Kazakhstan. 2017-01-16T22:56:00-05:00 2017-01-17T03:56:52-05:00

DeVos likely to advance school choice as education secretary

8 hours 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter schools and school choice are expected to be a major focus of education policy under the new Trump administration. 2017-01-16T22:47:00-05:00 2017-01-17T03:47:04-05:00

Trump tries to calm tensions after Lewis squabble

8 hours 11 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader. 2017-01-16T22:49:00-05:00 2017-01-17T03:49:28-05:00

Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal

8 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. 2017-01-16T22:30:00-05:00 2017-01-17T03:30:36-05:00

China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition

9 hours 53 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm. 2017-01-16T21:05:00-05:00 2017-01-17T02:05:07-05:00

China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition

10 hours 35 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm. 2017-01-16T20:28:00-05:00 2017-01-17T01:28:49-05:00

China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition

11 hours 49 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Communist China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm. 2017-01-16T19:04:00-05:00 2017-01-17T00:04:39-05:00

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

11 hours 59 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank. 2017-01-16T08:47:00-05:00 2017-01-16T13:47:48-05:00

Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

12 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested Monday by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said. 2017-01-16T17:18:00-05:00 2017-01-16T22:18:35-05:00

Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:24
NEW YORK (AP) — Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism. 2017-01-16T12:11:00-05:00 2017-01-16T17:11:14-05:00

US official says Orlando shooter's widow has been arrested

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the attack, authorities said. 2017-01-16T10:13:00-05:00 2017-01-16T15:13:57-05:00

DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 20:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students. 2017-01-16T06:49:00-05:00 2017-01-16T11:49:26-05:00

US official says Orlando shooter's widow has been arrested

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the attack, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press. 2017-01-16T08:20:00-05:00 2017-01-16T13:20:26-05:00

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:30
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank. 2017-01-16T08:20:00-05:00 2017-01-16T13:20:25-05:00

US official says Orlando shooter's widow has been arrested

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was arrested Monday by the FBI, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press. 2017-01-16T07:52:00-05:00 2017-01-16T12:52:24-05:00

US official says Orlando shooter's widow has been arrested

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. 2017-01-16T07:34:00-05:00 2017-01-16T12:34:01-05:00

Parties, protests to take over DC for Trump's inauguration

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question. 2017-01-16T07:25:00-05:00 2017-01-16T12:25:36-05:00

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:16
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to Donald Trump's comments that he believed NATO was "obsolete" and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU. 2017-01-16T06:04:00-05:00 2017-01-16T11:04:21-05:00

Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to war. 2017-01-16T05:13:00-05:00 2017-01-16T10:13:48-05:00

Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:25
NEW YORK (AP) — His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony. 2017-01-16T05:17:00-05:00 2017-01-16T10:17:00-05:00

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:20
BERLIN (AP) — European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that he believed NATO was "obsolete" and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU. 2017-01-16T04:09:00-05:00 2017-01-16T09:09:42-05:00

Muted reaction in Russia to Trump's talk of nuclear arms cut

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:16
MOSCOW (AP) — Suggestions by President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut attracted a frosty reception in Moscow on Monday. 2017-01-16T00:13:00-05:00 2017-01-16T05:13:17-05:00

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:08
BERLIN (AP) — European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that he believed NATO was "obsolete" and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU. 2017-01-16T04:02:00-05:00 2017-01-16T09:02:07-05:00

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:55
BERLIN (AP) — European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments made by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that NATO was "obsolete" and hinted that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU. 2017-01-16T02:37:00-05:00 2017-01-16T07:37:53-05:00

Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question. 2017-01-15T22:24:00-05:00 2017-01-16T03:24:16-05:00

Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:04
NEW YORK (AP) — His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony. 2017-01-15T23:55:00-05:00 2017-01-16T04:55:34-05:00

AP Interview: Lynch defends push for police accountability

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:50
BALTIMORE (AP) — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As attorney general, she's broadened her focus to go after entire police departments for unconstitutional practices. 2017-01-15T22:38:00-05:00 2017-01-16T03:38:52-05:00

Muted reaction in Russia to Trump's talk of nuclear arms cut

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:24
MOSCOW (AP) — Suggestions by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut have attracted a frosty reception in Moscow. 2017-01-15T22:11:00-05:00 2017-01-16T03:11:54-05:00

Obama speaks on Israel, Trump in last White House interview

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 07:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state," President Barack Obama said Sunday, in his final interview as president. 2017-01-15T20:31:00-05:00 2017-01-16T01:31:41-05:00

The Latest: Trump promises health insurance for all

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 05:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-15T15:54:00-05:00 2017-01-15T20:54:41-05:00

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 03:22
NEW YORK (AP) — The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. 2017-01-15T16:13:00-05:00 2017-01-15T21:13:48-05:00

Trump: Brexit 'a great thing,' EU to continue to break apart

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 03:04
NEW YORK (AP) — Wading into foreign affairs days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump said Britain's decision to leave the European Union would "end up being a great thing" and predicted the bloc would continue to break apart. 2017-01-15T14:50:00-05:00 2017-01-15T19:50:24-05:00

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 03:04
NEW YORK (AP) — The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. 2017-01-15T15:48:00-05:00 2017-01-15T20:48:11-05:00

The Latest: Trump lashes out at Brennan on Twitter

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 02:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-15T15:45:00-05:00 2017-01-15T20:45:33-05:00

Obama speaks on Israel, Trump in last White House interview

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 01:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state," President Barack Obama said Sunday, in his final interview as president. 2017-01-15T14:01:00-05:00 2017-01-15T19:01:59-05:00

Trump: Brexit 'a great thing,' EU to continue to break apart

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 00:46
NEW YORK (AP) — Wading into foreign affairs days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump said England's decision to leave the European Union would "end up being a great thing" and predicted the bloc would continue to break apart. 2017-01-15T13:36:00-05:00 2017-01-15T18:36:22-05:00

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 22:20
NEW YORK (AP) — The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. 2017-01-15T11:13:00-05:00 2017-01-15T16:13:06-05:00

Trump team considers relocating White House media corps

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 22:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Routine media access to the White House could be a thing of the past under Donald Trump's presidency, with top officials of the incoming administration saying Sunday that they're exploring more spacious options nearby. 2017-01-15T11:02:00-05:00 2017-01-15T16:02:57-05:00

At inaugural rehearsal, Trump sub sports military haircut

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 22:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hair was the giveaway. 2017-01-15T11:03:00-05:00 2017-01-15T16:03:26-05:00

At inaugural rehearsal, Trump sub sports military haircut

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hair was the giveaway. 2017-01-15T09:30:00-05:00 2017-01-15T14:30:43-05:00

Kerry urges Trump administration to attend Syria peace talks

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 19:22
PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged the incoming Trump administration to accept an invitation from Russia to attend Syria peace talks next week. 2017-01-15T08:09:00-05:00 2017-01-15T13:09:23-05:00

Kerry urges Trump administration to attend Syria peace talks

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 19:10
PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging the incoming Trump administration to accept an invitation from Russia to attend Syria peace talks next week. 2017-01-15T08:02:00-05:00 2017-01-15T13:02:18-05:00

Thousands show up for Sanders health care rally in Michigan

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:56
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of people are showing up for a rally in suburban Detroit where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will speak in support of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. 2017-01-15T07:51:00-05:00 2017-01-15T12:51:36-05:00

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump over tweets, Russia

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan ripped into Donald Trump on Sunday for "talking and tweeting" about possibly easing sanctions against Russia, saying the president-elect lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States. 2017-01-15T07:30:00-05:00 2017-01-15T12:30:22-05:00

The Latest: Trump team says ethics official too 'political'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-15T07:24:00-05:00 2017-01-15T12:24:15-05:00

Army band member stands in for Trump at inaugural rehearsal

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is set to take the oath of office Friday, but on Sunday, an Army band member is standing in for the soon-to-be 45th president during an inauguration dress rehearsal at the Capitol. 2017-01-15T06:18:00-05:00 2017-01-15T11:18:21-05:00

Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump over tweets, Russia

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan ripped into Donald Trump on Sunday for "talking and tweeting" about possibly easing sanctions against Russia, saying the president-elect lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States. 2017-01-15T07:06:00-05:00 2017-01-15T12:06:41-05:00

The Latest: Pence joins Trump criticism of civil rights icon

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-15T07:13:00-05:00 2017-01-15T12:13:52-05:00

The Latest: Pence joins Trump criticism of civil rights icon

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-15T07:01:00-05:00 2017-01-15T12:01:16-05:00

Brennan rips into Trump over tweets, Russia

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan ripped into Donald Trump on Sunday for "talking and tweeting" about possibly easing sanctions against Russia, saying the president-elect lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States. 2017-01-15T06:54:00-05:00 2017-01-15T11:54:21-05:00

The Latest: Trump team calls on Obama to stop attacks

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2017-01-15T04:56:00-05:00 2017-01-15T09:56:52-05:00

Anti-Trumper John Kasich to doubters: I'm no lame duck

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:18
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In less than a year's time, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has gone from an "adult in the room" alternative in a fractious Republican presidential field, to a potential convention spoiler in Cleveland, to now facing a hostile new president who reached down personally to seize control of the state GOP. 2017-01-15T04:10:00-05:00 2017-01-15T09:10:10-05:00

Trump stand-in to take faux oath of office in rehearsal

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will take the oath of office at the presidential inauguration Friday, but first up is a dress rehearsal at the Capitol for that elaborate ceremony. 2017-01-14T23:01:00-05:00 2017-01-15T04:01:42-05:00

Trump clashes with civil rights leader as inauguration looms

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 08:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's feud with civil rights icon John Lewis is highlighting the president-elect's willingness to attack any and all political rivals even with his inauguration less than a week away. 2017-01-14T21:30:00-05:00 2017-01-15T02:30:15-05:00

China again rejects Trump's suggestion to negotiate Taiwan

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 08:48
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides. 2017-01-14T21:35:00-05:00 2017-01-15T02:35:07-05:00

Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 07:18
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event's already low celebrity wattage. 2017-01-14T20:07:00-05:00 2017-01-15T01:07:26-05:00

Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 05:40
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event's already low celebrity wattage. 2017-01-14T12:11:00-05:00 2017-01-14T17:11:08-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 04:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis on Saturday for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 2017-01-14T17:28:00-05:00 2017-01-14T22:28:23-05:00

China again rejects Trump's suggestion to negotiate Taiwan

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 04:28
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides. 2017-01-14T17:24:00-05:00 2017-01-14T22:24:28-05:00

China again rejects Trump's suggestion to negotiate Taiwan

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 03:34
BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry has rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use support of Taiwan as a bargaining chip in future negotiations between the two sides. 2017-01-14T16:16:00-05:00 2017-01-14T21:16:59-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:52
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis on Saturday for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 2017-01-14T15:44:00-05:00 2017-01-14T20:44:11-05:00

AP Interview: Lynch says US must hold police accountable

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 22:24
BALTIMORE (AP) — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As attorney general, she's broadened her focus to go after entire police departments for unconstitutional practices. 2017-01-14T11:09:00-05:00 2017-01-14T16:09:27-05:00

House Dems press FBI on Russia, possible link to Trump camp

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 21:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats still seething over FBI Director James Comey's handling of the election-year inquiry of Hillary Clinton confronted the law enforcement officer over his refusal to say whether the FBI is investigating possible links between President-elect Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. 2017-01-14T10:27:00-05:00 2017-01-14T15:27:54-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 21:14
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office. 2017-01-14T10:03:00-05:00 2017-01-14T15:03:02-05:00

Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 20:58
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump. 2017-01-14T09:44:00-05:00 2017-01-14T14:44:05-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 20:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office. 2017-01-14T09:28:00-05:00 2017-01-14T14:28:22-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:56
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office. 2017-01-14T07:46:00-05:00 2017-01-14T12:46:32-05:00

Jennifer Holliday backs out Trump inauguration performance

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:56
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump. 2017-01-14T07:36:00-05:00 2017-01-14T12:36:06-05:00

House Dems press FBI on Russia, possible link to Trump camp

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats still seething over FBI Director James Comey's handling of the election-year inquiry of Hillary Clinton confronted the law enforcement officer over his refusal to say whether the FBI is investigating possible links between President-elect Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. 2017-01-14T07:05:00-05:00 2017-01-14T12:05:22-05:00

House Dems press FBI on Russia, possible link to Trump camp

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have confronted FBI Director James Comey over his refusal to say whether the FBI is investigating possible links between President-elect Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. 2017-01-14T07:02:00-05:00 2017-01-14T12:02:09-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office. 2017-01-14T06:49:00-05:00 2017-01-14T11:49:24-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 17:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office. 2017-01-14T06:06:00-05:00 2017-01-14T11:06:16-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against congressional critic

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 17:04
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office. 2017-01-14T05:46:00-05:00 2017-01-14T10:46:48-05:00

Trump unleashes Twitter attack against congressional critic

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 15:15
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is lashing out at a Georgia congressman who described the Republican as an illegitimate president. 2017-01-14T03:52:00-05:00 2017-01-14T08:52:01-05:00

Obama urges public to embrace the 'work of citizenship'

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 12:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to "throw ourselves into the work of citizenship," regardless of party. 2017-01-14T01:01:00-05:00 2017-01-14T06:01:54-05:00

Early win on budget pressures GOP to deliver on health care

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 12:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald Trump a week from taking the presidential oath, achieving that goal is possible, but the pressure is on for them to deliver a final product. 2017-01-14T00:56:00-05:00 2017-01-14T05:56:45-05:00

Early win on budget pressures GOP to deliver on health care

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald Trump a week from taking the presidential oath, achieving that goal is possible, but the pressure is on for them to deliver a final product. 2017-01-13T22:04:00-05:00 2017-01-14T03:04:35-05:00

Don's Johns a name not quite right for this Inauguration Day

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. 2017-01-13T22:05:00-05:00 2017-01-14T03:05:18-05:00

GOP lawmakers go after ethics official who criticized Trump

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have shown no inclination to challenge President-elect Donald Trump on ethics matters. Instead, they are going after the federal ethics official who questioned Trump's potential conflicts of interest. 2017-01-13T22:01:00-05:00 2017-01-14T03:01:53-05:00

Trump security adviser, Russian official already talking

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior U.S. official says. 2017-01-13T22:01:00-05:00 2017-01-14T03:01:04-05:00

IRS letters warn millions about health insurance penalty

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. 2017-01-13T21:58:00-05:00 2017-01-14T02:58:52-05:00

Top Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia's ambassador

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 04:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior U.S. official said Friday. 2017-01-13T17:26:00-05:00 2017-01-13T22:26:45-05:00

Top Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia's ambassador

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 04:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior U.S. official said Friday. 2017-01-13T17:13:00-05:00 2017-01-13T22:13:45-05:00

Kerry defends trade pact on last trip as top US diplomat

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 02:21
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry, making his last trip as the top U.S. diplomat, defended the 12-nation trade pact that the incoming administration said it would scrap and urged countries to refrain from provocative acts in the South China Sea. 2017-01-13T15:11:00-05:00 2017-01-13T20:11:12-05:00

Top Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia's ambassador

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 23:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior official said Friday. 2017-01-13T12:42:00-05:00 2017-01-13T17:42:35-05:00

Top Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia's ambassador

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 23:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior official said Friday. 2017-01-13T12:18:00-05:00 2017-01-13T17:18:41-05:00

Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 23:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. 2017-01-13T12:01:00-05:00 2017-01-13T17:01:45-05:00

Trump's team of rivals: Discordant notes in the amen chorus

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 22:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — You can't really call them "yes men." Maybe we're meeting Donald Trump's "yes, but" men. 2017-01-13T10:57:00-05:00 2017-01-13T15:57:05-05:00

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