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The Latest: Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

Jul. 17, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on...

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Jul. 17, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016...

The Latest: Rubio calls Russia 'a threat for years to come'

Jul. 17, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Marco Rubio says he can "guarantee" that the Russians will interfere with the next U.S. election and he's pushing legislation to impose tough sanctions if they do. The Florida...

Is Trump's retraction his final word on Russia? Unlikely

Jul. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington political playbook called for President Donald Trump to make clear — and fast — that the U.S. wasn't in the pocket of Russia President Vladimir Putin. On Tuesday, Trump relented, saying he misspoke on Russian election meddling. But apologies and clarifying...

Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

Jul. 17, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared...

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

Jul. 16, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,297.64 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.0 percent to 28,247.53 in morning trading. The Shanghai...

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

Jul. 16, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared...

US: Sanction exemptions open to those reducing Iran imports

Jul. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countries and businesses that continue to import Iranian oil could avoid penalties by making "significant reductions" as Washington re-imposes sanctions on Tehran later this year, according to top U.S. officials. "We want people to reduce oil purchases to zero, but in certain cases if...

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains

Jul. 15, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Pompeo, who was not part of the talks, said in a statement that working level meetings...