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Federal grants helping Michigan airports fix, build runways

Jul. 14, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Airports across Michigan are receiving federal grants for repairing and building runways, as well as replacing and updating equipment. Federal and state officials say $8.8 million will go to Bishop in Flint, $4.6 million to MBS in Freeland, $1.1 million for Cherry Capital in Traverse...

Saudi princess tried in absentia for alleged Paris beating

Jul. 9, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The only daughter of Saudi Arabia's King Salman was put on trial in absentia Tuesday in Paris for allegedly ordering her bodyguard to strike a plumber she suspected of taking photos and video at the Saudi royal family's apartment in the French capital. Prosecutors allege Princess Hessa bint...

AP Exclusive: Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert

Jul. 9, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. "After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest. While I want...

Baptism by fire: Stephanie Grisham's eventful first days

Jul. 1, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She is President Donald Trump's new top spokeswoman. But she said barely a word during what became her introduction to the world. Stephanie Grisham received a baptism by fire over the weekend as she accompanied the president on his high-stakes trip to Asia and threw her body into a fracas...

DMZ diplomacy: Kim accepts Trump invite to meet at border

Jun. 30, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet Sunday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone separating the North and South, a day after he issued an unprecedented invitation and expressed willingness to cross the border for what would be a history-making photo op. South...

Analysis: Trump's diplomacy puts relationships over results

Jun. 29, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For President Donald Trump, a four-day visit to Asia is shaping up to be more about relationships than results. In Japan for the Group of 20 summit, Trump notched few identifiable accomplishments on a range of pressing challenges as he savored the show of diplomatic backslapping....

The Latest: Abe, Putin announce initiatives to expand ties

Jun. 29, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced new initiatives to further expand economic ties and tourist exchanges between the two nations, but have made...

Truce in US-China trade war as 2 rivals seek breakthrough

Jun. 29, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations' yearlong trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said U.S. tariffs will remain in place against Chinese imports while negotiations...

Rebuked by many, Saudi crown prince feted at G20 summit

Jun. 29, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — For many he's an international pariah, but you wouldn't know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwiched between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

The Latest: China says Trump, Xi strike deal on trade talks

Jun. 29, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 2:00 p.m. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to a new cease-fire in a year-long trade war between the two nations. That's according to the Xinhua Chinese state-run news agency. It...