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AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and an eco legacy not his own

Jul. 13, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump. The...

Democrats acknowledge questioning Mueller 'will not be easy'

Jul. 11, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they'll make the most of the short time they'll have for questioning. Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. The stern,...

Trump officials warn of 'active threats' to US elections

Jul. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned of unspecified "active threats" to U.S. elections as top security officials briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats,...

Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE

Jul. 9, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers' knowledge or consent. Public records obtained...

Wichita getting national help amid high violent crime rate

Jul. 7, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A violent crime rate about twice the national average has prompted Wichita law enforcement officials to join a national program that aims to drive down crime. The Wichita Eagle reports the city is among 10 selected this year to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice National...

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

Jul. 6, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as "breathtaking" in its scale. The suspect,...

Ethics questions leaves DC council wary of troubled member

Jul. 3, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C. councilman and former district transit authority chair left his colleagues uneasy after refusing to answer questions about ethics issues and an FBI raid on his home. Chair Phil Mendelson told reporters that the council's trust in Jack Evans is falling. Evans, the city's...

Native Americans rally behind case alleging FBI bias

Jul. 2, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana family's decade-old lawsuit alleging that racial discrimination tainted an FBI investigation into their relative's shooting death is getting renewed attention amid a swell of activism around unsolved cases involving missing and slain Native Americans across the nation. Dozens...

Ex-FBI agent defends Flint water probe after criticism

Jul. 2, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former FBI agent who was hired to investigate the water scandal in Flint, Michigan, has defended his team's work following criticism by state prosecutors, saying new criminal charges were in the works when he and the others were swept out. Andy Arena, who has busted mobsters and...