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Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Jun. 25, 2019 3:48 AM EDT

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Just 30 children remained at the station outside El Paso Monday, said Rep. Veronica...

White House blocks Conway from House oversight hearing

Jun. 24, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. The White House refusal, outlined in a letter...

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. While Pompeo has seemingly...

Pompeo sets out to build global coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. Pompeo spoke Sunday as he left Washington for...

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

Jun. 23, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. Pompeo spoke as he left Washington for...

Trump: 'Surprise' question about Pence led him to hesitate

Jun. 23, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hesitated to back a possible 2024 presidential run by Vice President Mike Pence because he was caught off-guard by the question. Given a chance at a do-over, however, Trump still did not endorse his loyal lieutenant. "You can't put me in that position,"...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Taped interview with President Donald Trump. ___ CBS' "Face the...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...

US blacklists 5 Chinese groups working in supercomputing

Jun. 21, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival access to critical U.S. technology. The move Friday by the U.S. Commerce...

Biden not apologizing for remarks on segregationist senators

Jun. 20, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly criticized Biden's...