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President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

Feb. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department's handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone. He's suggesting rampant bias in the department's initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming...

President Donald Trump displays photos of the border wall under construction as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

Feb. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised...

In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Tony Rankins, center in red tie, receives a standing ovation during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army vet, got the standing ovation after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. Rankins, a tradesman who has indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing the job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site using the tax breaks and never has. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House defends Trump after AP report on homeless vet

Feb. 14, 2020 5:49 PM EST

The White House defended President Donald Trump on Friday after an Associated Press report that he stretched the truth in his State of the Union account of a formerly homeless veteran who turned his life around with a job at a company that is taking advantage of Opportunity Zone tax breaks. The AP report found...

In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Tony Rankins, center in red tie, receives a standing ovation during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army vet, got the standing ovation after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. Rankins, a tradesman who has indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing the job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site using the tax breaks and never has. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's story about veteran's comeback was not quite true

Feb. 13, 2020 9:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax...

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin Putin, left, awards Russian intelligence veteran Alexei Botyan with the Hero of Russia award at the Moscow's Kremlin, Russia. Botyan, hailed for saving the Polish city of Krakow from being blown up by the Nazis during World War II, died Thursday Feb. 13, 2020, at the age of 103. (AP Photo/ Mikhail Metzel, Pool, File)

Russian WWII intelligence veteran Botyan dies at 103

Feb. 13, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Alexei Botyan, a veteran of Soviet intelligence hailed for saving the Polish city of Krakow from being blown up by the Nazis during World War II, has died at 103. Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Botyan as a “legendary intelligence officer” and a “true patriot” in a telegram of...

Sheriff seeks help for inmate; mental health system 'broken'

Feb. 10, 2020 3:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A sheriff in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is using social media to plead for assistance for a mentally ill jail inmate. “We have tried over and over to get this man the help he needs. The mental health system in Michigan is broken,” Chippewa County Sheriff Michael Bitnar said on...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.  Named best in show at Westminster in 2017, Rumor counts among her puppies two PTSD service dogs that live with veterans. Two more pups are training toward that goal.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Westminster and work: Some show dogs serve, search or soothe

Feb. 10, 2020 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the silky strut of Afghan hounds to poodles with coats sculpted like confections, the Westminster Kennel Club's green carpet spotlights manicured, pedigreed canines vying to be deemed top dog. But they aren’t just for show. Ghost, a Norwegian buhund that competed Sunday a t the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. President Donald Trump has ousted Sondland, who gave damaging testimony in impeachment inquiry.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Payback: Trump ousts officials who testified on impeachment

Feb. 8, 2020 10:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony against him during his impeachment hearings. The president took retribution just two days after his acquittal by the Senate....

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the New Hampshire Youth Climate and Clean Energy Town Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: Buttigieg pitches military service to veterans

Feb. 6, 2020 4:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is pitching his military service to voters in New Hampshire, a state where nearly 10% of residents are veterans. Buttigieg, an Afghanistan War veteran, said at a...

FILE - In this June 3, 2011 file photo, Sons of Confederate Veterans and others march through downtown Shreveport, La., on their way to commemorate Confederate Memorial Day near the Confederate flag and monument in front of Caddo Parish Courthouse.  A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, over a Louisiana city’s decision to bar the Sons of Confederate Veterans from marching in a 2015 Christmas parade. 
Court records show the Louisiana Division of the group was denied permission to march in a parade in the city of Natchitoches that year amid concerns that many would be offended by the group carrying a Confederate flag.  (Val Horvath Davidson/The Shreveport Times via AP, File)

Sons of Confederate Veterans appeals Christmas parade denial

Feb. 4, 2020 6:57 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group that was denied permission to march in a Louisiana city's Christmas parade when it insisted on carrying Confederate battle flags asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to revive its lawsuit alleging constitutional violations. The permit for the Louisiana Sons of Confederate...