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Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

Sep. 20, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for all the talk of murderers, rapists and other "bad...

Today in History

Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2018. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Democratic Gov. Ross R. Barnett. (Meredith was later admitted.)...

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

Sep. 19, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.'s attack tweet this week showing CNN's Anderson Cooper waist-deep in flood waters has driven home the point that politics — not just weather — was an important subtext of the media's coverage of Hurricane Florence. "Stop lying to make @realDonaldTrump look...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 19, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

Sep. 18, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

It's a rare and highly symbolic occurrence that history marks with reverence: A leader of a nation, once at hot or cold war with the other, ventures into enemy territory. Every effort is made to lay on a glittering welcome — and the hosts' intelligence services might also enjoy a tangible boon. The...

US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?

Sep. 18, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers. Beijing has said it will swiftly retaliate against...

Today in History

Sep. 18, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. On this date: In...

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

Sep. 17, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court. Senate leaders...

As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy

Sep. 17, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers worry about falling crop prices and lost sales overseas. Manufacturers fear rising costs and new foreign taxes on their exports. American allies overseas are furious. By any conventional gauge, President Donald Trump's uncompromising stance toward tariffs and the pain they've...

GOP, White House fret about election prospects

Sep. 17, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It would be...