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The Latest: Trump arrives at Tokyo palace for banquet

May. 27, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 7:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Tokyo's Imperial Palace for a banquet in his honor. The president and first lady Melania Trump are being hosted by the new Emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako....

Trump breaks with Abe, says not bothered by NK missile tests

May. 27, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry Standing beside Trump at a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets

May. 27, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed...

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

May. 26, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to...

The Latest: Trump to meet Japan's emperor, talk with Abe

May. 26, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Monday After a day spent playing golf and watching sumo wrestling, President Donald Trump gets down to more formal business Monday during his trip to Japan. He's set to become the first head of state to meet...

Sumo diplomacy: Abe courts Trump with burgers, golf, more

May. 26, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan's Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister...

On North Korea, Trump seems to undermine a senior adviser

May. 26, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser , President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea's recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were sure to unnerve leaders of the U.S. ally that is directly...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...

2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

May. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate. "BET-oh," the chief diversity officer at Des Moines University says correctly...