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Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

43 min 7 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89. 2017-05-26T19:25:00-04:00 2017-05-26T23:25:05-04:00

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

55 min 17 sec ago
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts. 2017-05-26T12:14:00-04:00 2017-05-26T16:14:24-04:00

If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

1 hour 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. 2017-05-26T18:18:00-04:00 2017-05-26T22:18:44-04:00

Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

3 hours 21 min ago
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015. 2017-05-26T16:37:00-04:00 2017-05-26T20:37:04-04:00

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:26
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana's new congressman hasn't even been sworn into his first public office, but people are already talking about his prospects in 2018 and even 2020. 2017-05-26T13:20:00-04:00 2017-05-26T17:20:05-04:00

Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:26
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con." 2017-05-26T11:48:00-04:00 2017-05-26T15:48:25-04:00

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana's sole House seat. 2017-05-26T11:18:00-04:00 2017-05-26T15:18:09-04:00

White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it "doesn't really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock," directly contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry. 2017-05-26T11:05:00-04:00 2017-05-26T15:05:55-04:00

Trump pushes on terror, listens on climate at G-7

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:06
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. 2017-05-26T10:53:00-04:00 2017-05-26T14:53:55-04:00

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP held onto Montana's sole House seat, despite last-minute assault charges filed against its candidate. 2017-05-26T10:54:00-04:00 2017-05-26T14:54:47-04:00

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:50
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — President Donald Trump's views on climate change are "evolving" following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday. 2017-05-26T10:38:00-04:00 2017-05-26T14:38:08-04:00

Trump pushes on terror, listens on climate at G-7

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:50
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. 2017-05-26T10:36:00-04:00 2017-05-26T14:36:59-04:00

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both political parties are finding cause for optimism in a House race in Montana won by a Republican who faced last-minute assault charges. 2017-05-26T10:09:00-04:00 2017-05-26T14:09:17-04:00

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:36
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. The new laws came in reaction to a spike in deadly attacks on police last year. 2017-05-26T09:30:00-04:00 2017-05-26T13:30:51-04:00

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:36
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — President Donald Trump views on climate change are "evolving" following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday. 2017-05-26T09:31:00-04:00 2017-05-26T13:31:02-04:00

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will target an intercontinental-range missile. 2017-05-26T08:35:00-04:00 2017-05-26T12:35:01-04:00

Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:24
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. 2017-05-26T08:14:00-04:00 2017-05-26T12:14:36-04:00

Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:08
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. 2017-05-26T08:00:00-04:00 2017-05-26T12:00:19-04:00

Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:38
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. 2017-05-26T07:33:00-04:00 2017-05-26T11:33:31-04:00

Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster." 2017-05-26T07:33:00-04:00 2017-05-26T11:33:36-04:00

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:38
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year. 2017-05-26T07:28:00-04:00 2017-05-26T11:28:45-04:00

Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has been a "complete disaster." 2017-05-26T07:17:00-04:00 2017-05-26T11:17:00-04:00

Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:12
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. 2017-05-26T06:07:00-04:00 2017-05-26T10:07:40-04:00

Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:44
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. 2017-05-26T05:01:00-04:00 2017-05-26T09:01:31-04:00

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law have run into the same problem that bedeviled him: Quality health insurance doesn't come cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor. 2017-05-26T04:48:00-04:00 2017-05-26T08:48:09-04:00

Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:30
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. 2017-05-26T04:25:00-04:00 2017-05-26T08:25:57-04:00

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:30
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year. 2017-05-26T04:24:00-04:00 2017-05-26T08:24:24-04:00

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination." 2017-05-25T23:36:00-04:00 2017-05-26T03:36:03-04:00

Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:54
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. 2017-05-26T02:43:00-04:00 2017-05-26T06:43:41-04:00

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law have run into the same problem that bedeviled him: Quality health insurance doesn't come cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor. 2017-05-26T00:02:00-04:00 2017-05-26T04:02:50-04:00

Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:28
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates. 2017-05-25T23:18:00-04:00 2017-05-26T03:18:49-04:00

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. 2017-05-25T23:18:00-04:00 2017-05-26T03:18:37-04:00

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:14
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. 2017-05-25T22:02:00-04:00 2017-05-26T02:02:46-04:00

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:04
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. 2017-05-25T21:45:00-04:00 2017-05-26T01:45:56-04:00

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:18
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. 2017-05-25T21:11:00-04:00 2017-05-26T01:11:55-04:00

Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:18
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. 2017-05-25T20:13:00-04:00 2017-05-26T00:13:28-04:00

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:18
BRUSSELS (AP) — Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States." 2017-05-25T21:03:00-04:00 2017-05-26T01:03:41-04:00

Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director, becoming the latest contender to pull out of a search process that President Donald Trump said a week ago was moving quickly. 2017-05-25T14:13:00-04:00 2017-05-25T18:13:42-04:00

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is renewing debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade. 2017-05-25T12:43:00-04:00 2017-05-25T16:43:01-04:00

Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:04
The case of a Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter is being blamed by some media watchers on a wave of hostility toward journalists that President Donald Trump helped generate. 2017-05-25T13:30:00-04:00 2017-05-25T17:30:08-04:00

Gianforte wins US House race day after charged with assault

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:46
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. 2017-05-25T20:40:00-04:00 2017-05-26T00:40:05-04:00

Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:16
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — President Donald Trump has faced a much cooler reception in Europe than the welcome he received in the Middle East. 2017-05-25T20:05:00-04:00 2017-05-26T00:05:58-04:00

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday. 2017-05-25T18:33:00-04:00 2017-05-25T22:33:47-04:00

Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:24
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration. 2017-05-25T18:07:00-04:00 2017-05-25T22:07:20-04:00

FBI looks at Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating meetings that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday. 2017-05-25T17:51:00-04:00 2017-05-25T21:51:27-04:00

Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:24
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration. 2017-05-25T16:19:00-04:00 2017-05-25T20:19:16-04:00

GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:34
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Republican congressional candidate in Montana charged with shoving a reporter to the ground on the eve of a special election kept a low profile Thursday even as supporters prepared a hotel ballroom for a possible victory party. 2017-05-25T13:25:00-04:00 2017-05-25T17:25:25-04:00

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:34
BRUSSELS (AP) — Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States." 2017-05-25T13:25:00-04:00 2017-05-25T17:25:35-04:00

GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:06
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Republican congressional candidate in Montana charged with shoving a reporter to the ground on the eve of a special election kept a low profile Thursday even as supporters prepared a hotel ballroom for a possible victory party. 2017-05-25T12:04:00-04:00 2017-05-25T16:04:48-04:00

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:54
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs. 2017-05-25T12:41:00-04:00 2017-05-25T16:41:46-04:00

Oversight chair seeks more FBI documents in Russia probe

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight committee asked the FBI on Thursday to turn over more documents about former FBI Director James Comey's interactions with the White House and Justice Department, including materials dating back nearly four years to the Obama administration. 2017-05-25T12:40:00-04:00 2017-05-25T16:40:13-04:00

Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director, becoming the latest contender to pull out of a search process that President Donald Trump said a week ago was moving quickly. 2017-05-25T11:57:00-04:00 2017-05-25T15:57:10-04:00

FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it needs more time to consider a request by Congress to turn over memos and other documents related to meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump. 2017-05-25T11:39:00-04:00 2017-05-25T15:39:18-04:00

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. 2017-05-25T08:30:00-04:00 2017-05-25T12:30:31-04:00

Trump chastises NATO, vows to crackdown on leaks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:48
BRUSSELS (AP) — With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse its mutual defense agreement. 2017-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 2017-05-25T13:00:03-04:00

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:10
People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. 2017-05-25T09:52:00-04:00 2017-05-25T13:52:41-04:00

House OKs bill requiring sports groups to report sex abuse

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angered by allegations that some members of USA Gymnastics were sexually abused, the House overwhelmingly backed legislation on Thursday that requires amateur sports groups recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee to report claims of sexual abuse to police. 2017-05-25T09:15:00-04:00 2017-05-25T13:15:05-04:00

22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. 2017-05-25T08:46:00-04:00 2017-05-25T12:46:26-04:00

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:46
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. 2017-05-25T08:31:00-04:00 2017-05-25T12:31:15-04:00

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. 2017-05-25T08:21:00-04:00 2017-05-25T12:21:39-04:00

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. 2017-05-25T08:18:00-04:00 2017-05-25T12:18:45-04:00

Trump chastises NATO, vows to crackdown on leaks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:16
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the alliance, complaining in front of them that the defense burden the United States has shouldered for many years is "not fair" to its taxpayers. 2017-05-25T08:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T12:12:08-04:00

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats needle Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law faulted Democrats for not working with them. 2017-05-25T07:52:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:52:31-04:00

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. 2017-05-25T08:03:00-04:00 2017-05-25T12:03:13-04:00

22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans are urging the president to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. 2017-05-25T07:26:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:26:40-04:00

Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:20
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to crack down on leaks that prompted Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. He also chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing alliance. 2017-05-25T07:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:12:44-04:00

Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:08
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders Thursday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. 2017-05-25T06:04:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:04:53-04:00

Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:40
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders Thursday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. 2017-05-25T05:32:00-04:00 2017-05-25T09:32:03-04:00

Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:24
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. 2017-05-25T04:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T08:12:50-04:00

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:34
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. 2017-05-25T03:23:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:23:32-04:00

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:06
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A half-century-old job training and placement program for older Americans is on President Donald Trump's chopping block. Participants say eliminating it would create real hardships for them as they look for work. 2017-05-25T02:58:00-04:00 2017-05-25T06:58:32-04:00

Trump meeting with EU leaders

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:42
BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. 2017-05-25T02:33:00-04:00 2017-05-25T06:33:40-04:00

Trump meeting with EU leaders

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:40
BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. 2017-05-25T01:25:00-04:00 2017-05-25T05:25:13-04:00

Trump to meet with anxious EU and NATO leaders

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:46
BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. 2017-05-25T00:31:00-04:00 2017-05-25T04:31:51-04:00

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:56
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. 2017-05-24T23:45:00-04:00 2017-05-25T03:45:34-04:00

Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:18
BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe on Thursday to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. 2017-05-24T20:10:00-04:00 2017-05-25T00:10:41-04:00

The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:14
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local): 2017-05-24T21:00:00-04:00 2017-05-25T01:00:20-04:00

The Latest: Democrats launch ads on Montana body-slam

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:50
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local): 2017-05-24T20:46:00-04:00 2017-05-25T00:46:36-04:00

Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:56
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special election. 2017-05-24T19:44:00-04:00 2017-05-24T23:44:46-04:00

The Latest: Professor: Effect of Gianforte scuffle unclear

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:40
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local): 2017-05-24T19:33:00-04:00 2017-05-24T23:33:22-04:00

Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:06
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed him Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special election. 2017-05-24T18:00:00-04:00 2017-05-24T22:00:04-04:00

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador, on a security clearance form he submitted as a United States senator last year, the Justice Department acknowledged Wednesday. 2017-05-24T17:58:00-04:00 2017-05-24T21:58:03-04:00

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — To cover up or not to cover up? 2017-05-24T16:56:00-04:00 2017-05-24T20:56:53-04:00

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday. 2017-05-24T15:48:00-04:00 2017-05-24T19:48:30-04:00

The Latest: Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopeful

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:06
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local): 2017-05-24T16:47:00-04:00 2017-05-24T20:47:45-04:00

Architect of Dodd-Frank repeal bill agrees to key change

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis agreed Wednesday to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks. 2017-05-24T16:41:00-04:00 2017-05-24T20:41:27-04:00

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:10
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 2017-05-24T16:05:00-04:00 2017-05-24T20:05:41-04:00

The Latest: Sessions omitted foreign contacts from filing

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 2017-05-24T15:58:00-04:00 2017-05-24T19:58:00-04:00

Architect of Dodd-Frank repeal bill agrees to key change

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis has agreed to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks. 2017-05-24T15:41:00-04:00 2017-05-24T19:41:23-04:00

The Latest: FBI withholds Comey memos from House panel

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 2017-05-24T14:39:00-04:00 2017-05-24T18:39:06-04:00

Carson would like to see HUD's name changed

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson wants to change the name of the sprawling federal agency he leads. 2017-05-24T13:40:00-04:00 2017-05-24T17:40:51-04:00

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:06
BRUSSELS (AP) — In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos. 2017-05-24T13:51:00-04:00 2017-05-24T17:51:14-04:00

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:56
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Handshakes, gifts, friendly small talk and big hopes for peace. Setting aside past differences and rude comments aside, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis put a determinedly positive face on their first meeting Wednesday at the Vatican. 2017-05-24T13:47:00-04:00 2017-05-24T17:47:33-04:00

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan's deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies and food stamps. 2017-05-24T13:31:00-04:00 2017-05-24T17:31:28-04:00

The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local): 2017-05-24T13:24:00-04:00 2017-05-24T17:24:42-04:00

The Latest: Report says bill would cut deficit by $119b

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local): 2017-05-24T13:13:00-04:00 2017-05-24T17:13:06-04:00

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 2017-05-24T13:18:00-04:00 2017-05-24T17:18:06-04:00

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's suspect claim about Iran's collapse

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development. This starved-into-submission scenario, however, doesn't fit with the circumstances of that time. 2017-05-24T11:28:00-04:00 2017-05-24T15:28:22-04:00

Justice watchdog says DEA botched deadly Honduras missions

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration misled the public, Congress and Justice Department officials about an aggressive yet poorly planned strategy that led to a series of deadly confrontations involving agents in Honduras, government watchdogs wrote in a scathing report released Wednesday. 2017-05-24T12:33:00-04:00 2017-05-24T16:33:51-04:00

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 2017-05-24T12:19:00-04:00 2017-05-24T16:19:12-04:00

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