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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Washington. Trump has a ready solution for almost any crisis: more of Donald Trump. In a template forged in his 2016 convention speech when he declared that “I alone can fix it,” the president has repeatedly put himself forth as the answer.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Analysis: Trump has a go-to solution, and it's more Trump

Aug. 11, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a ready solution for almost any crisis: more Donald Trump. In a template forged in his 2016 convention speech when he declared that “I alone can fix it,” the president has repeatedly put himself forth as the answer, injecting himself into...

President Donald Trump returns to a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room after he briefly left because of a security incident outside the fence of the White House, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Shooting near White House interrupts Trump's briefing on TV

Aug. 11, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A uniformed Secret Service officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation near the White House that led to President Donald Trump being abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference Monday, authorities said. The White House complex was not breached and...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speak to reporters following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm while Mnuchin wants a deal

Aug. 11, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink. The Democratic leader has been here before, negotiating a deal with the White House to save the U.S. economy, and lessons from the Great Recession are now punctuating the coronavirus talks. With Republicans again balking at big government...

President Donald Trump returns to a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room after he briefly left because of a security incident outside the fence of the White House, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

Aug. 10, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a “shooting” outside the White House that was...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speak to reporters following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

Aug. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink. The Democratic leader has been here before, negotiating a deal with the White House to save the U.S. economy, and lessons from the Great Recession are now punctuating the coronavirus talks. With Republicans again balking at big government...

File-Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, speaks during an open hearing and vote on Net Neutrality in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The Pentagon plans to free up a big chunk of its military airwaves in the U.S. for high-speed internet service, part of a broader push to get ahead of China in the deployment of 5G wireless technology. O'Rielly, a Republican who has been at odds with President Donald Trump's administration on some issues, sent a letter to the president in April urging him to cut through red tape and get the Pentagon to give up some of its frequencies.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Pentagon offers military airwaves for 5G wireless networks

Aug. 10, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to free up a big chunk of its military airwaves in the U.S. for high-speed internet service, part of a broader push to get ahead of China in the deployment of 5G wireless technology. The Trump administration announced Monday that it has identified radio spectrum used...

Trump returns to White House briefing, says 'shooting' outside White House now 'under control'

Aug. 10, 2020 6:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump returns to White House briefing, says 'shooting' outside White House now 'under control.'

Secret Service agent abruptly escorts Trump from White House briefing room

Aug. 10, 2020 5:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agent abruptly escorts Trump from White House briefing room.
Authorities investigate the scene in the Greenway neighborhood in Southeast Washington after an early-morning shooting left at least 21 wounded as hundreds attended the neighborhood's block party in Washington, DC on Sunday, August 9, 2020. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via AP)

DC officials condemn 'horrific' mass shootings at cookout

Aug. 10, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia are calling for community input to catch the perpetrators of a mass shooting at a crowded block party over the weekend that left one person dead and 20 others, including a police officer, injured. “Everybody who attended that event, everybody who...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to members of the media as he walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, after returning from Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump: Convention speech locale is White House or Gettysburg

Aug. 10, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield, as he searches for a symbolic substitute for his virus-scuttled plans for an arena celebration. The president's...