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Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Apr. 25, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions. The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex Ovechkin's hand after the Carolina...

The Latest: Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

Apr. 24, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional investigations (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says his White House will be "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats in their investigations into his administration. Trump is criticizing those...

White House voices support for embattled Fed choice

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's National...

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

Apr. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...

National champion Baylor women set for White House visit

Apr. 24, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week. The school said Wednesday that coach Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears are scheduled to be in Washington on Monday to celebrate their third national championship. They are expected to visit with President...

Former DHS head took up cyber despite White House aversion

Apr. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official told Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security secretary, not to bring up election security with President Donald Trump, steering her away from discussing a critical national security threat with a president who bristles at suggestions that Russian interference...

House Democrats wrestle with White House over investigations

Apr. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the...

WVa man cited after loaded gun detected at Reagan National

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been cited after a loaded handgun was detected in a carry-on bag at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan National Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says in a news release a TSA officer spotted the handgun Tuesday in a checkpoint X-ray machine....

US judge in Oregon to block new Trump abortion policy

Apr. 23, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge in Oregon said Tuesday he intends to at least partially block a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration that could cut off federal funding for providers who refer patients for an abortion, though the scope of his decision remains to be seen. U.S. District...

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

Apr. 23, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething. The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied the...