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AP FACT CHECK: Skewed Trump, Barr claims on Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia investigation. Trump and his team continue to insist that he was exonerated by the two-year investigation. That's not true. The report...

Bevin promotes school choice with US education secretary

Apr. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration's top education official teamed up with Kentucky's governor and others Wednesday to promote school choice initiatives that use tax credits to pay for some children to go to private schools. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and...

Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

Apr. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa...

Pence to address NRA meeting in Indianapolis with Trump

Apr. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will join President Donald Trump in addressing the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association in Indianapolis next week. Pence will be the featured speaker at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum on April 26. Trump will be the keynote...

After years of crisis, Venezuelans wonder what is 'normal'

Apr. 16, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A normal country? At first glance, the graffiti reading "Un pais normal?" seems ambiguous in Venezuela's frayed capital, where the government brandishes slogans like clenched fists and the opposition lobs insults at President Nicolás Maduro. Actually, the message on a Caracas...

Melania Trump says she'll serve 4 more years as first lady

Apr. 15, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she's ready to serve another four years as first lady if her husband is re-elected. "I love what I do," she said Monday. The first lady revealed her intentions during a question-and-answer period with students at Albritton Middle School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina....

Joe Biden resumes role as one of nation's top eulogists

Apr. 15, 2019 3:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as the one of the nation's top eulogists. The former vice president will speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democratic senator who was Biden's...

'Mayor Pete' joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation

Apr. 14, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country. "I recognize the audacity...

Tennessee man who intervened in shooting honored again

Apr. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who has been called a hero for his intervention in a Waffle House shooting has been honored again. The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that James Shaw Jr. received the Special Courage Award at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards in Washington on...

Buttigieg, once cordial to Pence, now critical amid campaign

Apr. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence's cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana's fourth largest city, his tone toward the state's Republican former governor was more muted. During the four years...