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Senate study faults government care of migrant children

Aug. 15, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravated with its "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown, a...

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Aug. 15, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its preference for one of the sites would be the "least restrictive to energy and mining development." The Bureau...

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

Aug. 15, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on black unemployment

Aug. 15, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking unjustified credit for recent job gains by black Americans even as he defends himself against claims of racism. Trump and his administration argue he's done more to help the economic well-being of minorities than Barack Obama, the country's first and only...

The Latest: Brennan calls Trump action 'abuse of power'

Aug. 15, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump's move to strip him of his national security clearance is "an abuse of power" by the president. Brennan is...

Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies

Aug. 15, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies. Yet one of the threats facing Turkey and other emerging-market countries really is made-in-America: By...

Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

Aug. 15, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call...

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

Aug. 15, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains. White...

AG responds to calls to drop affordable care lawsuit

Aug. 15, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has formally responded to state Democratic leaders who want him to withdraw from a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care law. The Republican attorney general sent a three-page reply to Senate Minority...

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

Aug. 15, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies. Yet one of the threats facing Turkey and other emerging-market countries really is made-in-America: By...