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Melania Trump takes her moment to sparkle in the spotlight

Apr. 25, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight. After ditching her trademark dark sunglasses for a white skirt suit and hat...

The Latest: Trump, Macron toast to US-France friendship

Apr. 24, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the first state dinner of the Trump administration (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France have toasted to continued warm relations between their countries. Macron was honored Tuesday at the first state dinner of the Trump...

Democrats seek subpoena for info relating to 2020 Census

Apr. 24, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are seeking a subpoena for documents concerning the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Democrats have voiced concerns immigrants will dodge the survey, diluting...

US bars China's telecom giant ZTE from buying US components

Apr. 16, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is blocking Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. from importing American components for seven years, accusing the company of misleading U.S. regulators after it settled charges of violating sanctions against North Korea and Iran. Shenzhen-based ZTE...

GOP attorneys general support citizenship question on census

Apr. 15, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

A Trump administration plan to ask people if they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 census has prompted a legal uproar from Democratic state attorneys general, who argue it could drive down participation and lead to an inaccurate count. Yet not a single Republican attorney general has sued — not even from...

The Latest: Peru opens Americas summit decrying corruption

Apr. 13, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on the Summit of the Americas (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has opened the Summit of the Americas by decrying the scourge of corruption in Latin America. Vizcarra urged Western Hemisphere leaders gathered in Lima Friday to join in adopting...

"To hell with it": Trump increasingly weary of staff advice

Apr. 9, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President Donald Trump was in no mood to play along. "The hell with it," Trump said, recounting the scene with his aides to a West Virginia crowd last week. Trump...

2020 census test has critics counting concerns, not people

Apr. 7, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The success of the 2020 census, which will be the first to include an online survey, could hinge on a single "dress rehearsal" underway right now in Rhode Island — and so far, many locals aren't impressed. Providence County, the state's most populous, is the only place where...

Trump to visit Latin America amid trade, immigration fights

Apr. 5, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to counter Chinese efforts to bolster its economic influence in the Americas during his inaugural trip to Latin America next week amid an escalating trade fight and his harsh rhetoric on immigration. The White House said Thursday that Trump is set to...

The Latest: Iowa Senator: Trade dispute unfair to US farmers

Apr. 4, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): ___ 4:00 p.m. Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, says the United States needs to protect its intellectual property and competitiveness but shouldn't force farmers and ranchers to bear the brunt of retaliation for the...