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Trump: Sending cleric to Turkey 'not under consideration'

Nov. 17, 2018 10:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is "not under consideration." Fethullah Gulen (FEH'-too-lah goo-LEN') has lived for nearly 20 years in self-exile at an Islamic retreat in the Pocono...

Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

Nov. 17, 2018 10:24 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 and say they are...

10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams' speech

Nov. 17, 2018 9:35 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

Pelosi claims she has votes, but race for speaker goes on

Nov. 17, 2018 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw...

Trump expects CIA briefing Saturday on Khashoggi killing

Nov. 17, 2018 9:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awaited a briefing Saturday from the CIA on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a U.S. official said American intelligence agencies had concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. The Saudi government has denied that claim....

Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week

Nov. 17, 2018 8:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. "They're all done," Trump told reporters at the White House early Saturday before...

Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

Nov. 17, 2018 7:32 AM EST

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer. Pence said there would be no letup in...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 17, 2018 6:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Reps.-elect Deb Haaland, D-N.M., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Lauren Underwood, D-Ill. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press"...

Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

Nov. 17, 2018 5:02 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran, which has had major influence over Iraq since the 2003...

Trump: EPA's acting chief will be named to post permanently

Nov. 17, 2018 2:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gotten President Donald Trump's nod for the permanent job. Wheeler's promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief...