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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public Thursday. Attorney General...

NYC Chinese eatery heats up cultural appropriation debate

Apr. 12, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

A New York City restaurant owner who touted her "clean" American-Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in "globs of processed butter," sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering debate about stereotyping and cultural appropriation in the restaurant world. Arielle Haspel, who is white and a...

Infighting stalls disaster aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast

Apr. 11, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, Washington infighting has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia are desperately seeking. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed by back-to-back...

Barr says 'I think spying did occur' against Trump campaign

Apr. 10, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr's independence is...

Mnuchin says he'll 'follow the law' on Trump tax returns

Apr. 9, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers. But in Capitol Hill appearances on Tuesday, Mnuchin dodged answering whether he...

Redacted Mueller report coming 'within a week,' Barr says

Apr. 9, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr told Congress Tuesday he expects to release his redacted version of the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation report "within a week," while Democrats criticized his handling of the long-awaited document and demanded he turn it over in full. Barr...

The Latest: Redacted Mueller report out 'within a week'

Apr. 9, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General William Barr's testimony to Congress (all times local): 11 a.m. Attorney General William Barr is defending his decision to send a letter to Congress detailing special counsel Robert Mueller's principal conclusions because the public would not have tolerated...

Democrats reject Trump's domestic spending cuts

Apr. 2, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are proposing to cut back President Donald Trump's budget hikes for the Pentagon while significantly increasing spending on the domestic programs they favor. Tuesday's move ramps up a battle with Trump and puts the Democratic House on a collision course...

Lawmakers hammer Trump's proposed State Department cuts

Mar. 27, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the plan would be disastrous for American diplomacy. Pompeo testified on Capitol Hill...

Perry defends plan for Nevada nuclear-waste storage site

Mar. 26, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas, saying the current system of scattered storage sites in dozens of states was unacceptable. Perry held up a map at a...