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Trump's UN envoy nominee defends climate record

Jun. 19, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a "real risk to our planet" that must be addressed. Kelly Knight Craft told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she believes human...

Street outside NASA's DC office renamed for 'Hidden Figures'

Jun. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The street outside of NASA's headquarters has been renamed "Hidden Figures Way" to honor the African American women who served as "human computers" in the effort to send humans to the moon. News outlets report dignitaries gathered Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to unveil the new street...

Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'

Jun. 12, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is "glad this is...

AP sources: Trump Jr. to speak with Senate panel Wednesday

Jun. 11, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son will meet with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday behind closed doors, according to two people familiar with the meeting. The people requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the confidential interview. The meeting with...

Kansas Democrats planning ranked-choice presidential primary

Jun. 11, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats plan to have voters rank candidates rather than pick only one in a presidential primary set for May 2020. The party is moving away from its more traditional caucuses, trying ranked-choice voting and allowing mail ballots to boost participation, State Chairwoman Vicki...

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

Jun. 10, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration, despite deep opposition from key Senate Republicans. Ken Cuccinelli will oversee U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services starting...

O'Rourke campaigns with wife, looks to boost female support

Jun. 7, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Beto O'Rourke stumbled with women from the start, featuring his wife sitting silently in his presidential campaign launch video and joking repeatedly about being a part-time parent. But with his campaign at risk of stalling, O'Rourke is attempting to improve his standing with female...

US and Mexico: More talks, no deal yet to avert tariffs

Jun. 6, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a second day of tense negotiations, U.S. and Mexican officials failed Thursday to reach a deal to avert import tariffs that President Donald Trump is threatening to impose as he tries to strong-arm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central American migrants across America's southern...

Trump sees progress in Mexico talks but 'not nearly enough'

Jun. 5, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks late Wednesday, but President Donald Trump declared it was "not nearly enough" to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the flow of...

Trump-GOP split: Senators loudly oppose Mexico tariff threat

Jun. 4, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare confrontation, Republican senators declared deep opposition Tuesday to President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it's unclear they have the votes to stop him, and Trump said they'd be "foolish" to try. All sides, including...