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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...

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her 'that dog'

Aug. 14, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as "that dog!" The pressure on Manigault Newman increased, as the Trump presidential...

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...

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...

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

Aug. 13, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser Omarosa...

The Latest: Family of shooting victim pleased with charge

Aug. 13, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Florida man (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Family members of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed at a Florida convenience store say they are pleased the suspect was charged with manslaughter. On Monday, prosecutors...

Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, graft and sea row

Aug. 13, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on lopsided China-backed projects, treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, the South China Sea furor, a water treaty with Singapore and the country's financial mess in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. Here are...

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

Aug. 13, 2018 7:40 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 and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former...

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

Aug. 13, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the end, fewer than two dozen white...