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Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

Jan. 18, 2019 12:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing political powers from opposite...

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

Jan. 17, 2019 10:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from...

The Latest: Trump, Pelosi flex muscle, shutdown goes on

Jan. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are both flexing their political powers as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled. Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on...

State Department tells US diplomats to return to work, says it's found money to pay them despite government shutdown.

Jan. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department tells US diplomats to return to work, says it's found money to pay them despite government shutdown.

US says China's death sentence against Canadian political

Jan. 16, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. State Department said that China's death sentence on a Canadian man is "politically motivated." The statement from U.S. deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and...

The Latest: 2 US troops, 2 US civilians dead in Syria blast

Jan. 16, 2019 3:48 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Two U.S. soldiers and two American citizens were among those killed Wednesday in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. U.S. Central Command says one of the civilians was employed by the Defense Department and the other was a...

The Latest: Nairobi attack survivors reunite with families

Jan. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Dozens of people are reuniting with friends and family after being trapped for more than 12 hours in a hotel complex under attack in Kenya's capital. Survivor Lucy Wanjiru says she had been trying to...

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Jan. 15, 2019 11:23 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. A police officer said at least 15 people had died. "It is terrible. What I have...

The Latest: US criticizes Iran's attempted satellite launch

Jan. 15, 2019 5:26 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on Iran's failed satellite launch into orbit on Tuesday (all times local): 1:55 a.m. The U.S. State Department is condemning Iran's failed satellite launch as an action that defies the international community. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tuesday that...

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Jan. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend,...