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'Ethically compromised': Maryland gov wants Metro chair gone

May. 24, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called for the chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to resign from the board, calling him "ethically compromised." He tweeted Thursday that WMATA chair and Washington, D.C., Councilman Jack Evans leaving is "the only way Maryland...

Seeking affirmation: Trump has aides vouch he's 'very calm'

May. 24, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him. No, Trump insisted Thursday, he did not have a temper tantrum a day earlier when he cut off a White House meeting with congressional Democrats after just three minutes. To prove it — in the middle of...

The Latest: Hostility between Trump and Pelosi ratchets up

May. 24, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ratcheting up, with each questioning the other's fitness for duty. Personal attacks flowed on both sides Thursday after...

Prosecutors ID 4 DC men accused of killing 10-year-old girl

May. 24, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have released the identities of four men they say gunned down a 10-year-old girl who was on her way to get ice cream. An indictment unsealed Thursday names Gregory Taylor, Qujuan Thomas, and Antonio and Isaiah Murchison as the gunmen. Authorities say they're still...

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

May. 24, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks...

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

May. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The relief measure...

Pentagon proposing troop reinforcements in Mideast

May. 23, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday outlined proposals to the White House that would send military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran amid heightened tensions in the region. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters before the meeting, said he was not convinced...

Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

May. 23, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy. Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, give her one. Instead, he mocked her: "Yes or no, can you ask me some questions yourself and stop reading?" Other times, he...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

May. 23, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of...

DC residents warned of 15-week Metro shutdown

May. 23, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Transit Authority say part of the transit train system is set to shut down for 15 weeks, affecting an estimated 17,000 riders per day. News outlets report the six-station shutdown is set to start Saturday and will be the longest in...