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Senators warn of foreign social media meddling in US vote

Oct. 8, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections, a subject he has largely avoided, and take steps to thwart attempts by hostile nations to use social media to meddle in the...

Whistleblower negotiations delicate amid Trump threats

Sep. 30, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers face a delicate task as they try to obtain testimony from the person who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump and Ukraine. They say they are concerned for that person's safety, especially in light of the president's tweets suggesting he believes the person's actions could...

Could Washington's impeachment drama spark China trade deal?

Sep. 29, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China. As the political heat rises in Washington, a deal with Beijing would allow Trump to claim a much-needed victory and divert some...

AP explains: The delay in US aid to Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's delayed release of $250 million in military aid to Ukraine is coming under new scrutiny in light of a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump. Here's a look at what's known about the gap in U.S. assistance. HELP AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION The United...

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

Sep. 20, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent," the...

Senate tech critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

Sep. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate's most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you're serious about protecting data privacy. It may have been more...

Virginia marks 400th anniversary of slave ship arrival

Aug. 24, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday a new state commission to review educational standards for teaching black history in the state, as officials observed the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago. Northam, who noted "we are a state that for too...