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Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

Mike Pence calls West Point grads the 'best of the best'

May. 25, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has told the graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy that they are "the best of the best." Pence told the West Point graduates Saturday that as they accept "the mantle of leadership" their commander in chief, President Donald Trump, "will always have...

Capitol Watch: Trump tax bill awaits Cuomo; Pot progress?

May. 25, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, a bill that would grant Congress access to Donald Trump's state tax returns awaits action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Meanwhile, members of the Senate are taking a look at legislation that would legalize marijuana and regulate paid gestational surrogacy....

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election

May. 25, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Voters in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia cast ballots Saturday in the European Parliament elections in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties that want closer ties among EU countries. The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this...

UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit

May. 25, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have announced...

Michigan groups see spike in citizenship applications

May. 25, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Advocates who are helping a growing number of immigrants in southeastern Michigan apply for U.S. citizenship say many are driven by fear of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The Detroit New Americans Campaign has been offering informational sessions and workshops about...

Native veterans get another chance to receive land

May. 25, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nelson Angapak Sr. promised Sen. Ted Stevens to help Alaska Native veterans get another chance to apply for prized land allotments. It took two decades, but the 74-year-old Yup'ik leader from Southwest Alaska has done it — with help from others, he points out. Congress in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...