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White House admits error for false claim on black employment

Aug. 15, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains. White...

Australian's Parliament speech on 'final solution' condemned

Aug. 15, 2018 4:39 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term "final solution" in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country. Fraser Anning has refused to apologize for the content...

Black schoolteacher beats longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

Aug. 15, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black woman who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state lawmaker in Tuesday's primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County. Lakeisha Myers surprisingly bested state Rep. Fred Kessler by 23 percentage points in the 12th...

Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

Aug. 15, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public...

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

Aug. 14, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The...

The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

Aug. 14, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Omarosa Manigault Newman declared "I will not be silenced" by the Trump campaign. Manigault Newman spoke to The Associated Press hours after the president's campaign announced it was filing an...

Ethiopian special police force kills 41, official says

Aug. 14, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says a notorious special police force in the country's Somali region killed 41 people and wounded 20 others as ethnic violence poses a challenge to the reformist new prime minister. Local spokesman Miski Mohammed says the Liyu Police attacked Sunday in...

Michigan officials to appeal straight-party voting ban

Aug. 14, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling against eliminating straight-party voting. The Detroit News reports Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Monday filed a notice to appeal. That came two weeks after U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain said preventing voters...

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

Aug. 14, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in as...

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

Aug. 13, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled...