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American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before...

The Latest: First lady wears J. Mendel gown to state dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The White House says First Lady Melania Trump is wearing an aqua silk chiffon gown by J. Mendel to Friday's state dinner for Australia. It is adorned with inserted pleats and...

Trump says he hosted Otto Warmbier's parents over weekend

Sep. 20, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump hosted family and friends of former hostage Otto Warmbier at the White House last weekend. The president says 25 people were invited last Saturday to honor Warmbier. His parents say their son was tortured by North Korea after...

Green and gold for Australia at Trump's 2nd state dinner

Sep. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will dine on filet of Dover sole under the stars in a Rose Garden arrayed in shades of green and gold in tribute to his country's national colors when President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner in more than a year on Friday. Morrison is...

Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument

Sep. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years. The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. Accompanied by a group of local...

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

Sep. 14, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million), was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan....

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

Sep. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could...

The Latest: Crowd gathers for 'Tribute in Light' memorial

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 8 p.m. Hours after the official ceremony ended, crowds lingered into the night at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. As darkness fell, people filled the streets around the firehouse at the southwest...

On 9/11, Trump consoles victims, has tough words for Taliban

Sep. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like his two most immediate predecessors, President Donald Trump marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in a speech at the Pentagon and, like them, still unable to end America's longest war, in Afghanistan. Trump's 9/11 speech on Wednesday came just five days after he called off...

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. "As long as...