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Trump's dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care

May. 26, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, "Everybody plays games."...

Today in History

May. 26, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 26, the 146th day of 2018. There are 219 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 26, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges. On this date: In 1647, Alse (Alice) Young was hanged in...

Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

May. 25, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the...

Trump's shifts on NK, guns, health care create whiplash

May. 25, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, "Everybody plays games."...

Zinke, Noem announce Trump rollback for outfitters, guides

May. 25, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

WALL, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says President Donald Trump has rolled back pay requirements for outfitters and guides who operate on federal lands. Zinke and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem made the announcement Friday in South Dakota. Zinke says Trump exempted outfitters and guides who operate...

Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

May. 25, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin's comments in a meeting with top editors of...

Deportation protection restored in high-profile Georgia case

May. 25, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal immigration authorities have agreed to renew the temporary protection from deportation for a Mexican woman whose case made national headlines eight years ago when she was a Georgia college student, according to a court filing. The settlement agreement signed Monday and filed Friday...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 25, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: American Restaurant Granted Permission to Sell Dog Meat! THE FACTS:...

Veterans, discharged and jobless, seek hiring-rules changes

May. 25, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can't get jobs, and they hope a recent warning to employers by the state of Connecticut will change that. The state's human rights commission told employers last month they could be breaking the law...

Russia's ex-US envoy: Trump wants better ties with Russia

May. 25, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — "Toxic" political infighting is preventing U.S. President Donald Trump from improving relations with Moscow, Russia's former ambassador in the United States and a long-time Trump campaign contact told The Associated Press on Friday. Ties between the two countries...