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The Latest: DC mayor taunts Trump on military parade

Aug. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's military parade (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The mayor of Washington, D.C. is firing back at President Donald Trump, who blamed local officials for the "ridiculously high" cost of his proposed Veterans Day military parade. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted...

Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

Aug. 17, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz. It was a far cry from the waning weeks of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, when Donald Trump supporters repeatedly heckled the Texas senator at campaign events, and from that...

AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

Aug. 17, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has...

Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

Aug. 17, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House....

APNewsBreak: AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding

Aug. 17, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. U.S. officials said the administration notified Congress on Friday that it would not...

Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

Aug. 17, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties. The fate...

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

Aug. 17, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" federal probe...

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

Aug. 17, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break under the weight of Taliban violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. In his most detailed comments on the Taliban's assault on the eastern city of Ghazni since it began...

Trump asks SEC to look into practicality of corp. reports

Aug. 17, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that after speaking with "some of the world's top business leaders," he's...

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

Aug. 17, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal government,...