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Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war

May. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a day of closed-door briefings on...

Florida prepares for influx of immigrants from Mexico border

May. 16, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in South Florida say they are preparing for an influx of immigrants being sent by the federal government as the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border grows rapidly. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said Thursday that officials in his community and...

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran

May. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders received a classified briefing on Iran from the White House Thursday following criticism that lawmakers have been kept out of the loop about recent military moves in the Middle East. Members of the so-called Gang of Eight were tight-lipped as they left the briefing....

Trump's Iran moves trigger warnings, demands from Congress

May. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties in Congress demanded more information on the White House's claims of rising threats in the Middle East, warning President Donald Trump off a dangerous escalation with Iran. The top leaders in Congress — the so-called Gang of Eight— are to receive...

DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases

May. 14, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Tuesday. DeSantis said the hackers didn't manipulate any data and the election results weren't compromised. He...

Trump meets Hungary's far-right prime minister

May. 13, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has never shied away from rubbing shoulders with leaders more typically kept at a distance by the West, and his Oval Office meeting Monday with Hungary's far right-leaning prime minister was only the latest example of his engagement with strongmen. Like Trump, Prime...

Booker plays up Vegas connection in crucial Nevada caucus

May. 12, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Democratic presidential hopefuls hit the ground to woo voters in the early voting state of Nevada, many are touting how closely their home states align with the fast-growing tourist mecca. Few, though, can say it's where they stop for mom's home cooking.  Cory Booker rose to...

Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

May. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed," as some in the party insist. Trump said he was "very surprised" at the move. The revolt by...

Trump promises more hurricane relief for Florida Panhandle

May. 9, 2019 3:48 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump promised a swift infusion of federal aid to the Florida Panhandle seven months after devastating Hurricane Michael as he rallied supporters Wednesday for his re-election. Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at an outdoor amphitheater, looking to rally...

Florida senators say Venezuela is national security issue

May. 3, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's U.S. senators are increasing pressure on the Trump administration to act on the crisis in Venezuela, calling it a national security matter. After a Friday discussion with Venezuelan, Cuban and Nicaraguan exiles, Republican Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio chastised Cuba for aiding...