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Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

Jul. 18, 2018 5:18 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump's "America first" approach to foreign...

Lessons for next US financial crisis from 3 key ex-officials

Jul. 18, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system's near-collapse a decade ago may be forgotten. "It is important that people focus on the lessons," said former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson....

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

Jul. 17, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump's "America first" approach to foreign...

Senate GOP, Dems fight over Kavanaugh confirmation documents

Jul. 17, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate battle was brewing Tuesday over Democrats' requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's career, with his time in President George W. Bush's White House emerging as a potential focal point of that fight. No. 2 Senate Republican leader John Cornyn told...

Blankfein to step aside as Goldman CEO, Solomon to take over

Jul. 17, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another Wall Street veteran of the financial crisis is stepping aside: Lloyd Blankfein is retiring as CEO of Goldman Sachs after 12 years at the helm of the storied investment bank. Blankfein will give way to David Solomon, a long-time Goldman executive who has been considered Blankfein's...

Today in History

Jul. 17, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2018. There are 167 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 17, 1944, during World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in...

Q&A: World Trade Organization's role in US-China dispute

Jul. 16, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — China is turning to the World Trade Organization as a way to fight back against the latest tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Its complaint to the organization, which oversees global trade rules, comes less than one week after the U.S. government proposed 10 percent...

Supreme Court nominee's paper trail might color confirmation

Jul. 16, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The paper chase is on. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush's library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. The trail of documents is extensive...

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

Jul. 15, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500...

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

Jul. 15, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged . A few said the Army informed them they had been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense...