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US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

May. 21, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate Sunday. The debate in the border city of Tijuana focused on issues of foreign policy, immigration and border security. The relationship with the U.S....

Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st female director

May. 21, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attending the swearing-in of the CIA's first female director. The ceremony for Gina Haspel is taking place Monday morning at agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. A veteran spy, Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role...

Economic talks between US-China result in truce in trade war

May. 21, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. "We are putting the trade war on hold," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said...

Trump vs 'the resistance' plays out in Washington courtroom

May. 21, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Department that has sought to incarcerate scores of people over a violent protest that smashed downtown storefront windows and set...

2018 midterms show start of Democratic scramble for 2020

May. 21, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and...

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

May. 21, 2018 12:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six more months, reversing an administration plan for the unit's imminent downgrade even as President Donald Trump presses ahead with a speedy U.S. exit from Syria. A plan...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Russia probe, border; Pruitt claims

May. 21, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a series of tweets Sunday, he repeatedly assails special counsel Robert Mueller's probe as hopelessly biased, insisting that it is effectively controlled by...

Trump 'demands' Justice Department investigate FBI

May. 21, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president...

Black women look to flex power in Georgia governor's race

May. 21, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This week's primary election in Georgia presents black women voters with a rare opportunity: To give a Democrat who looks like them a chance at occupying the governor's mansion in a Republican-controlled state. A Democratic primary win Tuesday for Stacey Abrams or Stacey Evans — both...

Today in History

May. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 21, the 141st day of 2018. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 hours. On...