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AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts findings of Russia probe

Jun. 1, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the findings of the Russia investigation, claiming exoneration and a possible case against him "closed" based on remarks from a special counsel who did not make either statement. "Robert Mueller would have brought charges, if he had ANYTHING, but there...

The Latest: North Korea worries linger as Trump leaves Japan

May. 27, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still evident...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump promises not just the moon, but Mars

May. 27, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed the hard realities of his trade dispute with China as mere foolishness Monday and told people to expect humans on Mars "very shortly," which isn't happening. Here's a look at some of his statements in a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

NASA: Budget boost 'good start' to put astronauts on moon

May. 14, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's chief said Tuesday that the Trump administration's proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a "good start" for getting astronauts back on the moon within five years. Administrator Jim Bridenstine addressed employees a day after the White House introduced the budget...

Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost

May. 13, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024. Under a budget amendment sent to Congress Monday evening, the administration would use an...

Today in History

May. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 5, the 125th day of 2019. There are 240 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 5, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, 51, died in exile on the island of St. Helena. On this date: In 1494, during his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus...

Be wary of robot emotions; 'simulated love is never love'

Apr. 26, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a robot "dies," does it make you sad? For lots of people, the answer is "yes" — and that tells us something important, and potentially worrisome, about our emotional responses to the social machines that are starting to move into our lives. For Christal White, a 42-year-old...

Mars lander picks up what's likely 1st detected marsquake

Apr. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble at Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected. InSight's quake monitor recorded and measured the faint signal April 6, and scientists announced the finding Tuesday. While the rumble sounds like soft wind, scientists...