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AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

May. 18, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration's sudden moves in the region. Brennan, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is scheduled to talk to...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is 'impeachable'

May. 18, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's miscues on trade and drug prices

May. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke this past week as if he's unaware that drug prices have gone up and tariffs came before him. His boast that the U.S. never collected a dime on goods from China until he imposed them marked a series of statements misrepresenting how trade works as the two...

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

May. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a...

In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

May. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and that...

In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

May. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American country, he's been offering cryptic comments suggesting the...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

GOP's Weld says he's most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

May. 18, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign...

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

May. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation,"...

Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

May. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey's leader spoke of cooperation with the United States during a White House visit two years ago with President Donald Trump, but by day's end, the warm rhetoric had been overshadowed by a violent brawl outside the Turkish Embassy that left anti-government protesters badly beaten....

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AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

May. 18, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration's sudden moves in the region. Brennan, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is scheduled to talk to...

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

May. 18, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in the...

Perry to lead delegation to Ukraine presidential swearing-in

May. 18, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy's as Ukraine's next president. Zelenskiy is a popular comedian with no political experience. He defeated President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff last month by winning 73 percent of the vote....

Cummings criticizes Trump during commencement speech

May. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland has used a commencement speech to criticize President Donald Trump and to call on students to defend democracy in what he called its "hour of peril." The Baltimore Sun reports that during his speech at Morgan State University Saturday, Cummings said...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is 'impeachable'

May. 18, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016...

The Latest: Pigot turns fastest lap in Indy qualifying

May. 18, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local): 6:20 p.m. American Spencer Pigot earned the top seed in the Indianapolis 500 pole shootout after posting the top four-lap average in qualifying Saturday. He did it on the second attempt of the day then waited more than six...

In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

May. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and that...

US-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US Navy

May. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said Saturday. Eddy Montes Praslin, 56, was shot dead Thursday at La Modelo prison outside...

Dozens protest Pence at Taylor University commencement

May. 18, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

UPLAND, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of graduates and faculty have protested the selection of Vice President Mike Pence as the commencement speaker at Taylor University in Indiana by walking out moments before his introduction. The Indianapolis Star reports the protesters in caps and gowns rose and quietly walked...