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House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume

Jun. 19, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House passed a $1 trillion spending bill Wednesday that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight with the Trump administration, with both sides trying to avert the return of drastic automatic spending cuts or a budgetary impasse that could put federal...

Corbin pitches Nats past Phillies 6-2 in doubleheader opener

Jun. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin struck out eight over seven strong innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Wednesday to begin a day-night doubleheader. This was the belated series opener after the teams were rained out Monday and Tuesday. Washington won for the 15th...

Biden anti-cancer groups could pose influence concerns

Jun. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was on friendly turf when he appeared in January 2018 at a San Francisco health care conference to call for urgency in the search for a cancer cure. He had come before an invitation-only crowd of 2,000 health care industry leaders and investors to tout the work of his Biden...

Senate panel approves emergency aid for migrant refugees

Jun. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A modified version of President Donald Trump's $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at the southern border swept through a key Senate panel on Wednesday after senior lawmakers removed "poison pills" that Democrats objected to. The Appropriations...

Trump to honor US military during Fourth of July address

Jun. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's participation in the nation's annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America's armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration announced Wednesday, about two weeks before the patriotic...

Hicks won't talk about Trump White House in interview

Jun. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks is refusing to answer questions related to her time in the White House in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump as part of their...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's boasts, blasts and promises at rally

Jun. 19, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted with abandon in launching his 2020 re-election campaign, overreached in excoriating his critics and promised progress on his border wall and health care that is improbable at best. In those respects, his latest campaign rally was much like any other by the...

The Latest: Hicks arrives for interview with House panel

Jun. 19, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has arrived for a closed-door interview with members of the House Judiciary Committee. The interview is part of...

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...

The Latest: Acting Defense boss steps down amid Iran tension

Jun. 18, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's decision to step down (all times local): 8 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is citing a "painful" family situation as he steps down from the position before his formal nomination has even been sent to the Senate....