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Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia

Jul. 19, 2018 5:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said...

Ga. Democrat shows the way for other black women in politics

Jul. 19, 2018 5:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less white as a sign they may be able to break the Republican hold on statewide offices. This year, after previous disappointments, their gubernatorial candidate has already made history as the first black...

Top Democrats shy away from using word 'treason' with Trump

Jul. 19, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he's being blackmailed by Russia. But that he committed treason? That's too far for some leading Democrats worried about...

The Latest: Trump says he told Putin to end election hacking

Jul. 18, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local): 5:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says in an interview with CBS News that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States won't tolerate election...

OAS condemns human rights abuses in Nicaragua

Jul. 18, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. The resolution, which was adopted 21-3 with seven...

A nonbinding immigration bill becomes campaign battlefield

Jul. 18, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The measure, which changes no laws,...

Trump endorses GOP Rep. Yoder's re-election in Kansas 3rd

Jul. 18, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave his "full and total endorsement" to Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Democrats see as competitive after Hillary Clinton narrowly carried it in the last presidential election. Trump tweeted his support for the four-term...

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

Jul. 18, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump...

After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'

Jul. 18, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he's being blackmailed by Russia. But that he committed treason? That's too far for some leading Democrats worried about...

Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds

Jul. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is objecting to a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. The Defense Department says in a position paper made public...