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Trump unfazed by GOP criticism, says Putin meeting was great

Jul. 17, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by the broad condemnation of his extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that his summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin went "even better" than his meeting with NATO allies last week in Brussels. The tweeted...

The Latest: Schumer wants hearings on what Trump told Putin

Jul. 17, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for immediate hearings with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials to learn more about President Donald Trump's private...

Trump embraced Putin, America groaned. What happens next?

Jul. 17, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington political playbook suggests President Donald Trump should make clear — and fast — that the U.S. isn't in the pocket of Russia President Vladimir Putin. But apologies and clarifying statements just aren't Trump's style. Here's a look at Trump's dilemma and what...

Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

Jul. 17, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an...

US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

Jul. 17, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a weak start, U.S. indexes are higher Tuesday as retailers and smaller companies climb and investors applaud strong second-quarter results from health care products giant Johnson & Johnson and financial services company Charles Schwab. Netflix is plunging after the streaming video...

The Latest: US needs higher productivity to boost wages

Jul. 17, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual testimony to Congress on Tuesday (all times local): ___ 10:50 a.m. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told Powell he is "very concerned" about stagnant wages and asked about the root causes of the long-term issue. Powell cited the...

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

Jul. 17, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors are pushing to question U.S. intelligence agents and a former ambassador to Moscow in their investigation of an influential foe of Vladimir Putin. The general prosecutor's office made the announcement Tuesday in the wake of Putin's summit Monday with U.S. President Donald...

The Latest: Obama notes politicians' 'utter loss of shame'

Jul. 17, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in South Africa (all times local): 5 p.m. Former U.S. President Barack Obama is taking aim at the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more." Obama's...

Russian military offers to cooperate with US in Syria

Jul. 17, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost cooperation with the U.S. military in Syria, following talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it's ready for "practical implementation" of agreements...

Trump to host European Commission president amid trade spat

Jul. 17, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with the president of the European Commission next week at the White House, days after labeling the European Union a "foe" of the United States. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Trump at the White...