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Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

Feb. 21, 2019 12:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A "discussion paper" obtained by The Associated Press asks...

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

Feb. 19, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties...

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Feb. 19, 2019 11:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department's chief operating...

US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

Feb. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China resume talks Tuesday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The White House said that meetings between mid-level delegations will begin in Washington following talks last week in Beijing...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

Seoul: US, NKorea officials to meet in Asia ahead of summit

Feb. 10, 2019 4:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and North Korea will meet again this month in an unidentified Asian country ahead of their leaders' planned second summit in Vietnam in late February, South Korean officials said Sunday. The U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, visited...

White House report tries to shift Trump health care rhetoric

Feb. 8, 2019 12:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from the White House tries to shift the Trump administration's combative rhetoric on health care, suggesting changes to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump do not fundamentally undermine the health law. The Council of Economic Advisers report , released...

Schiff hires ex-National Security Council staff for panel

Feb. 7, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has hired former National Security Council staffers to work for him as he launches a sweeping new investigation into President Donald Trump's finances and foreign connections — a move that appears to have drawn particular ire from...

Ivanka Trump project seeks to help women in developing world

Feb. 7, 2019 4:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind his daughter's latest White House effort Thursday, backing her initiative to provide an economic boost to women in the developing world. The president on Thursday launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a...

Some workers still unpaid after shutdown, dread what's next

Feb. 6, 2019 7:35 PM EST

Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, many federal workers still have not received their back pay or have only gotten a fraction of what they are owed as government agencies struggle with payroll glitches and other delays. And even as they scramble to catch up on unpaid...