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AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to build his wall?

Jan. 8, 2019 1:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president's long-promised southern border wall. "We're looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency," President...

Trump heads to TV, border as fed workers face paycheck sting

Jan. 7, 2019 10:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers...

Trump adviser: US to leave Syria once IS beaten, Kurds safe

Jan. 6, 2019 11:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. troops will not leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected, a top White House aide said Sunday, signaling a pause to a withdrawal abruptly announced last month and initially expected to be completed within...

No breakthrough in shutdown talks as Trump stands by demands

Jan. 6, 2019 10:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers by passing legislation this week to...

The Latest: Amid talks, Trump stands by border wall demand

Jan. 6, 2019 8:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is standing by his demands for funding for a border wall as another round of shutdown talks fails to break an impasse. Newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure on Trump...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 4, 2019 10:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. ___ CBS' "Face...

Oregon again sees huge marijuana harvest

Jan. 3, 2019 4:28 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — For the second year in a row, Oregon cannabis farmers have harvested more than a million pounds of usable marijuana. The huge harvest (more than 453,592 kilograms) is again driving down prices for consumers and putting pressure on growers who aren't getting the price they hoped for after...

Trump bows to conservative backlash over border wall funding

Dec. 20, 2018 8:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rattled by accusations he was caving on his promised border wall, President Donald Trump instead bowed to a conservative backlash. After signaling earlier in the week that he was backing off a government shutdown threat, Trump rapidly changed course on Thursday, informing House Republican...