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Stanley Cup champion Capitals to visit Trump at White House

Mar. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night,...

House oversight chair accuses White House of stonewalling

Mar. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House oversight committee says the White House is perpetrating "an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction" in response to congressional requests for documents and witnesses. Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings writes in a Washington Post op-ed that he...

Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Mar. 19, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — the "Trump of the Tropics"— ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-American campaign last year, emulating Trump in tone...

Judges grill lawyers in suit over Trump's Washington hotel

Mar. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday grilled lawyers for the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia about their claims that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits through foreign and domestic officials who stay at his Washington hotel. A...

Egads, Batman! Dubious interns cited in White House report

Mar. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from "Star Trek: Voyager" and the corpulent Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt. These...

Trump heats up feud with top aide Kellyanne Conway's husband

Mar. 19, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barreling into an awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide, President Donald Trump targeted Kellyanne Conway's husband on Twitter on Tuesday after the attorney repeatedly questioned the president's mental health. Trump labeled George Conway as "A total loser!" The attorney has...

High-level US and China trade talks to resume next week

Mar. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the delegation, Trump administration officials said....

The Latest: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

Mar. 19, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' decision to visit the White House (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The White House confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are scheduled to visit President Donald Trump on Monday. White House...

The Latest: Trump says social media firms biased against GOP

Mar. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says something should be done to make social media companies liable for their content. Speaking at a joint press conference with the president of Brazil, Trump said...

Post-Bryce Nationals eye turnaround with Scherzer, new faces

Mar. 19, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2011, the Washington Nationals will go through a season without any help from Bryce Harper. So it's rather likely this year will be viewed, at least in part, as a referendum on whether the Nationals should have figured out a way to keep the young slugger....