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Trump honors GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

Nov. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make "outstanding contributions to American life and culture"...

The Latest: Trump recognizes "extraordinary Americans"

Nov. 16, 2018 3:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Presidential Medal of Freedom (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump has recognized seven "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the highest honor America gives a civilian. Recipients include doctor and Republican Party donor...

Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Nov. 10, 2018 11:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth. Trump will also posthumously recognize the late...

GOP keeps Senate control for 2 more years, triumph for Trump

Nov. 7, 2018 10:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday after ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years. To seal the win, the GOP drew...

Utah mayor's widow: 'Fitting' his body in US on Election Day

Nov. 6, 2018 5:50 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — The grief-stricken widow of a Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan paid tribute to her husband on Election Day by urging Americans to get out and vote and carry on his legacy in fighting for democracy. The body of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor was returned to American...

Wife of Utah man killed in Afghanistan: Heartache, no regret

Nov. 5, 2018 1:56 PM EST

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The wife of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who was killed in Afghanistan by one of his Afghan trainees says there is "heartache but no regret." Brent Taylor, 39, took a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his deployment to...

Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

Nov. 4, 2018 7:21 PM EST

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday. Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his...

Romney hits Utah campaign trail, differs from Trump on media

Nov. 3, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and a return to public office. While he's largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump since...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's untruths on mail bombs, 9/11, tax cut

Oct. 29, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a final run-up to the Nov. 6 midterm elections, President Donald Trump is spreading false innuendo and untruths when it comes to the mail bombs sent to several targets of his derision and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He suggests that it was his duty to return to the campaign trail...

AP FACT CHECK: Did Trump think mail bombs were liberal plot?

Oct. 27, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the blink of a tweet, President Donald Trump gave subtle credence to the notion that bombs mailed to Democrats were actually a ploy to hurt Republicans in the election. That flew in the face of known facts in the episode, just one example of reality being twisted in the house of...