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Venezuela's opposition outlines roadmap for power transfer

Jan. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has declared President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate," moving a step closer to implementing a plan to challenge the socialist leader by declaring a caretaker government and calling early elections. A resolution adopted Tuesday accuses...

Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

Jan. 15, 2019 7:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against...

Trump's Cuba policy hurts private sector, new figures say

Jan. 15, 2019 8:41 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to new government figures. Trump announced in June 2017 that he was tightening limits on U.S. travel to...

With Trump's nominee in limbo, envoy post in UAE stays empty

Jan. 12, 2019 1:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose for the job, John Rakolta Jr., hasn't been approved by the Senate....

Dems block Senate bill on Israel boycotts, citing shutdown

Jan. 8, 2019 6:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' first bill of the new Congress was intended to insert the legislative branch into President Donald Trump's Middle East policy — but also to drive a wedge between centrist and liberal Democrats over attitudes toward Israel. The bipartisan package backed by Senate...

Trump's promise of a wall may not be fulfilled as advertised

Dec. 30, 2018 7:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three confidantes of President Donald Trump, including his departing chief of staff, are indicating that the president's signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not be fulfilled as advertised. Trump sparked fervent chants of "Build that wall!" at...

Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

Dec. 29, 2018 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cooped up in the White House after canceling a vacation to his private Florida club, President Donald Trump fired Twitter barbs at Democrats on Saturday as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate. As the disruption in federal services and public...

Shutdown to close DC museums; some basic services provided

Dec. 29, 2018 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation's capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall. The attractions have stayed open by using unspent...

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

Dec. 28, 2018 8:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes Friday and both parties traded blame in the weeklong impasse. Agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the...

California maneuvers to make bigger impact in 2020 election

Dec. 27, 2018 1:49 PM EST

Go west, 2020 presidential candidates? Early voting in California's primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California's notoriously complex...