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US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

Nov. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies. Trump and Erdogan concluded a visit...

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

Nov. 12, 2019 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about potential national security risks posed...

Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South at the expense of the North and wealthy producers over smaller farms, Democratic senators concluded in a report released Tuesday. The report, one of the sharpest...

GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

Nov. 11, 2019 2:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. The decision comes...

Senate panel advances judicial nominee on party-line vote

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a top aide to President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court post Thursday, despite complaints from lawmakers about his refusal to answer questions about his record at the Education Department and the White House. Steven Menashi, an...

Senate more partisan today than when Clinton faced trial

Nov. 5, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has long been a place of false gentility, where "my good friend" can be a euphemism for the opposite. Now, as the Senate prepares to consider an impeachment trial, the acidic tribal politics in the era of Donald Trump is stripping away the veneer of comity from a chamber that's...

Reports: US launches review of China-owned video app TikTok

Nov. 1, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

AP Explains: What a Trump impeachment trial might look like

Oct. 31, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Democrats quickly move forward with impeachment proceedings, the likelihood grows that Donald Trump will become the third president to face a Senate trial to determine whether he should be removed from office. The examples of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, who were both...

The Latest: Bolton won't testify without subpoena

Oct. 30, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is not agreeing to a voluntarily interview in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The House committees leading the...

Subs, sushi and space: Wegmans comes to NYC

Oct. 27, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are flocking to greet a new arrival to the city — Wegmans grocery store. The popular regional chain officially opened its first New York City outpost Sunday, a 74,000-square-foot (6,875-sq. meter) store at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with more than 500 employees. Despite the...