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Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says 'talking to them now'

May. 25, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea's promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said "we're talking to them now" about putting it back on track. "Everybody plays games," said Trump, who often boasts about his...

Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

May. 25, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump's campaign....

Analysis: Mixed reaction to Trump stance on NKorea talks

May. 25, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After inflating a bubble of expectation for a historic summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump popped it. His withdrawal from a hastily arranged summit with Kim Jong Un drew strong criticism and some praise in Washington. Trump opponents said he botched a delicate, diplomatic...

Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

May. 25, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called "regrettable" while still holding out hope for "peace and stability." In a letter to Kim...

The Latest: Japan says it understands Trump's caution

May. 25, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Japan says it understands President Donald Trump's cancellation of the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Top officials there say talks should be held when progress...

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump's...

Analysis: Has Trump blown chances for talks with NKorea?

May. 24, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After inflating a bubble of expectation for a historic summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump popped it. His withdrawal from a hastily arranged summit with Kim Jong Un drew strong criticism and some praise in Washington. Trump opponents said he botched a delicate, diplomatic...

DC Relief: Capitals' run to Cup Final ends 20-year drought

May. 24, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Patterson was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in the stands at the old Capital Centre in October 1974 when the expansion Washington Capitals won for the first time. As he was leaving, an elderly man from Brooklyn told Patterson he'd always get to say he saw the Capitals' first win. The...

Vet who survived wartime accident that killed son dies at 93

May. 24, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawrence Reilly Sr. barely survived the 1969 collision that sent half of the USS Frank E. Evans to the bottom of the South China Sea with his namesake son and 73 other shipmates trapped inside. The father spent the last years of his life unsuccessfully trying to convince the Pentagon to...

The Latest: 2nd briefing on Russia probe wraps up

May. 24, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A second classified briefing for Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the Russia investigation has concluded on Capitol Hill. Law enforcement and intelligence officials provided two separate...