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Today in History

Jun. 18, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 18, the 169th day of 2018. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-day mission. On...

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Jun. 17, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress. It's also a situation that has been brewing since the week President...

3 Democrats look to make history in Wisconsin governor race

Jun. 17, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Mahlon Mitchell likes to remind voters while campaigning that they can make history by electing him Wisconsin's first black governor. Meanwhile, Kathleen Vinehout and Kelda Roys — who breast-fed her daughter in a campaign video — are each hoping to become the first woman...

Trump to nominate OMB official to lead consumer watchdog

Jun. 16, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement announcing the decision, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Kathy Kraninger "will...

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Jun. 16, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...

Both Trump, critics find things to like in watchdog report

Jun. 16, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House. The...

Today in History

Jun. 16, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 16, the 167th day of 2018. There are 198 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 16, 1963, the world's first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova (teh-ruhsh-KOH'-vuh), 26, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6; Tereshkova...

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

Jun. 15, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House. The...

Top WH legislative aide Marc Short to exit this summer

Jun. 15, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an exact date, but said he would leave sometime this summer. The officials were not...

Trump confounds allies, facts with stance on Russia

Jun. 15, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is almost certainly correct that better relations between the United States and Russia would be a good thing, but his belief that Russia should be immediately reinstated into the club of the world's major industrial democracies has confounded U.S. allies. And, his...