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Government appealing ruling cafe owner won't be deported

Aug. 17, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

HARBERT, Mich. (AP) — The federal government is appealing a ruling that a southwestern Michigan restaurant owner from Turkey who has been facing deportation for more than a decade will be allowed to stay in the United States. Ibrahim Parlak was granted a deferral of removal under the Convention Against...

The Latest: DC mayor taunts Trump on military parade

Aug. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's military parade (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The mayor of Washington, D.C. is firing back at President Donald Trump, who blamed local officials for the "ridiculously high" cost of his proposed Veterans Day military parade. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted...

Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

Aug. 17, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz. It was a far cry from the waning weeks of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, when Donald Trump supporters repeatedly heckled the Texas senator at campaign events, and from that...

Musk tells newspaper he's cracking under stress of Tesla job

Aug. 17, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he's cracking under the stress of his job? That's the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company's impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in...

AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

Aug. 17, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has...

Phoenix officer, suspect both shot after exchanging gunfire

Aug. 17, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer and a suspect have been hospitalized in critical condition after exchanging gunfire during an encounter that the police chief called an ambush. Police said the shooting happened at about 8 p.m. Thursday after the officer in a marked police vehicle attempted a traffic...

Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

Aug. 17, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House....

Greek bailout ends, but Europe's debt problem goes on

Aug. 17, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece officially completes its bailout program on Monday, after eight years of cutbacks enforced in return for massive loans and following an economic collapse on the scale of the Great Depression. The exit is a welcome milestone. But it offers little assurance that the...

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Aug. 17, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their menstrual cycle on the app, which uses an algorithm to determine...

The Latest: Media asking judge to unseal Manafort docs

Aug. 17, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The Associated Press and five other media organizations are asking the trial judge in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort to unseal the closed documents being used in the case. The media coalition asked...