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Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward."...

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

Governor forms new anti-terrorism unit after El Paso attack

Aug. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is adding manpower to gang investigations surrounding white nationalist groups in the wake of the El Paso shooting that left 22 people dead. Abbott said Wednesday that Texas will also create a new domestic terrorism unit to help "root out the extremist...

Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods until December

Aug. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether. The announcement Tuesday from the Office of the...

US homeland security chief: Racism is fueling some terrorism

Aug. 13, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacist ideology is helping fuel domestic terrorism in the United States, the head of Homeland Security said Tuesday. Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan appeared in Jackson, Mississippi, for a forum about preventing violence against religious groups. The conversation...

California counties sue over public benefit immigration rule

Aug. 13, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco and Santa Clara counties filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's new rules to deny green cards to migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, came after the Department of...

Bolton's UK trade-deal promise leaves questions unanswered

Aug. 13, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that getting a free trade deal with the United States would be "a tough old haggle," after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.K. quick sector-by-sector trade deals once it leaves the European Union. Bolton said after...

Czechs blame foreign state for Foreign Ministry cyberattack

Aug. 13, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A parliamentary committee in the Czech Republic says a national security agency told its members that a foreign country state is believed to be behind a cyberattack on the Czech Foreign Ministry. The committee of the upper house of parliament said it received the findings of the National...

Sentries, not 'squad': Moderate Dems ones to watch for 2020

Aug. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Abigail Spanberger talked about rural broadband. She held court on health care, solar energy and the border crisis. But as the freshman Democrat from Virginia fielded a dozen questions during a recent town hall in Culpeper, she never once took on President Donald Trump directly...