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At Dubai summit, Pakistan premier warns of 'painful' reforms

Feb. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday his nation needed "painful" economic reforms to cut back on its massive debt, just after meeting the head of the International Monetary Fund, signaling the former cricketer may be willing to slash government spending for a...

Globe-trotting political donor eyed in Trump inaugural probe

Feb. 8, 2019 12:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have cast a wide net in their investigation of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, subpoenaing a smorgasbord of documents, including any addressing whether foreign nationals helped fund the $107 million celebration thrown to celebrate the Republican's ascent to...

Nevada seeks new injunction to block plutonium shipments

Feb. 7, 2019 9:49 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's attorney general is making another bid for a court order blocking shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, declaring Thursday that the U.S. government's assurances no more of the radioactive material is Nevada-bound "aren't worth the paper they're written...

The Latest: Dem women, including Ocasio-Cortez, cheer Trump

Feb. 5, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump seemed pleasantly surprised when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jumped to her feet with other white-garbed female House members and cheered something he said. The moment...

Exxon, Qatar Petroleum to expand LNG export plant in Texas

Feb. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil is making a big bet on the future of exporting natural gas. Exxon and Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday that they will go ahead with a $10 billion project to export liquefied natural gas from a plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. The companies said construction at the Golden Pass plant...

Houston mayoral hopeful reports millions' in artwork theft

Feb. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston mayoral candidate says millions of dollars' of art and jewelry have been stolen from his home, about a year after he alleged a woman caused $300,000 in damage to his art collection during a first date. Houston police are investigating a reported burglary at Tony Buzbee's mansion in...

US nuclear administration to review Nevada assault complaint

Jan. 31, 2019 6:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. government's nuclear security administration said Thursday it will review the handling of a sexual harassment and assault complaint that a security guard at the Nevada National Security Site made against her colleagues. National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Darwin...

Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

Jan. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis" and drew fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he's made in six months as the agency's...

How long can O'Rourke wait as 2020 pace picks up around him?

Jan. 13, 2019 3:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — You won't see Beto O'Rourke announce whether he's running for president in 2020 for a while. But you may see him do almost anything else in the meantime. "So, I'm here at the dentist," the former Democrat congressman said with a giggle during a teeth-cleaning seen live on Instagram...

Pompeo, in Iraq, seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria withdrawal

Jan. 9, 2019 2:52 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to reassure U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria that they will be safe after American troops withdraw from the country. Amid confusion over plans to implement President Donald Trump's pullout order and threats from Turkey to attack the Kurds,...