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Trump and Omarosa spar over claim he used N-word

Aug. 14, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled Manigault...

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

Aug. 13, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled...

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

Aug. 13, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser Omarosa...

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

Aug. 13, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former...

Texas firefighters with cancer often denied workers' comp

Aug. 13, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Many Texas cities are denying workers' compensation to firefighters with cancer, according to union leaders and state lawmakers. Over the past six years, more than 90 percent of the 117 workers compensation claims filed by Texas firefighters with cancer have been denied, according to the...

Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

Aug. 13, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. In this Republican-dominant state, many Democratic and independent voters have increased their political activity since the election of...

Mississippi hospital fires employee over racial slur video

Aug. 13, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hospital says an employee recorded on video using a slur offensive to African-Americans has been fired. WJTV-TV reports the video was taken Saturday at a Flowood doughnut shop. Donut Palace employee Keaundrea Wardlaw filmed the encounter with Kyle Thomas using a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

Aug. 13, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the U.S. that's not there and predicts a...

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

Aug. 12, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fire from...

A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw

Aug. 11, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

Sometimes Alfred Wilson still has to take a moment to collect himself after he pulls open files at the law firm where he works and sees Heather Heyer's handwriting. "I get choked up and have to gather myself before I talk to the client," said Wilson, who hired Heyer, the 32-year-old paralegal killed nearly a year...