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Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

May. 25, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the...

Soto, Adams homer in 8th inning, Nats beat Marlins 12-10

May. 25, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have endured early season struggles, yet manager Dave Martinez keeps reiterating that his team never gives up. The Nationals proved their manager right Friday night, battling back from three- and four-run deficits to snap a season-worst five game losing streak...

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

May. 25, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials...

Trump's orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

May. 25, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started...

Trump asks Citizenship and Immigration Services head to quit

May. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. Lee Francis Cissna told staff on Friday that his last day would be June 1, according to a copy of the email obtained by The...

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

May. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. The move came a...

Cracks appearing in World War II Memorial in Washington

May. 24, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is assessing a series of cracks that have begun to appear in the World War II Memorial as Washington, D.C., prepares for an increase in visitors over Memorial Day weekend. The Park Service says in a statement Friday that a large crack is visible on the memorial's...

The Latest: Hostility between Trump and Pelosi ratchets up

May. 24, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ratcheting up, with each questioning the other's fitness for duty. Personal attacks flowed on both sides Thursday after...

Seeking affirmation: Trump has aides vouch he's 'very calm'

May. 24, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him. No, Trump insisted Thursday, he did not have a temper tantrum a day earlier when he cut off a White House meeting with congressional Democrats after just three minutes. To prove it — in the middle of...

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

May. 24, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks...