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Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

Today in History

Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2019. There are 110 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 2001, stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade Center's smoking rubble a day after a terrorist attack that shut down the financial...

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

Sep. 10, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The sudden shake-up marked the latest departure of a prominent voice of dissent...

Big tech or big labor? 2020 Democrats line up with unions

Sep. 1, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labor is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech. And the Democratic Party's 2020 class isn't being shy about picking sides. In a rare injection of presidential politics into a state...

Today in History

Aug. 30, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2019. There are 123 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 30, 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In 1862, Confederate forces won...

Today in History

Aug. 28, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2019. There are 125 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Mississippi, by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a...

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin resigning from Congress

Aug. 26, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV's "The Real World" before he went into politics, announced Monday that he is resigning from his Wisconsin congressional seat to spend more time with his family. Duffy, 47, posted on...

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Aug. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin...

McCain's family fights to define legacy of civility, service

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres (11 hectares), is where she and her ailing husband, Sen. John McCain, had discussed building a "gathering place" for his archives, hiking and perhaps...

White House insists fundamentals of US economy 'very strong'

Aug. 20, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway...