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Mike Pence calls West Point grads the 'best of the best'

May. 25, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has told the graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy that they are "the best of the best." Pence told the West Point graduates Saturday that as they accept "the mantle of leadership" their commander in chief, President Donald Trump, "will always have...

Nevada's political prominence raises costs for state police

May. 24, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not cheap to be a swing state. That's what Nevada officials are learning as the state's rising political prominence is attracting more visits from the president, vice president and other high-profile figures that are driving up costs for state troopers assigned to help protect them....

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

May. 24, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly white...

Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership

May. 23, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest Protestant denomination reported its twelfth year of declining membership in an annual report released Thursday. The Southern Baptist Convention said it had 14.8 million members in 2018, down about 192,000 from the previous year. Baptisms also declined by about...

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

May. 23, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly white...

VP Pence: Congress should pass trade deals, not investigate

May. 22, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Democrats in Congress need to focus on passing trade agreements that help North Carolina workers, rather than extend what he called unfounded investigations of President Donald Trump. Pence made the comments at a Union County textile plant Wednesday during...

3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

May. 22, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and went in three minutes, never stopping to sit down or shake hands. Trump's angry walkout on Wednesday left behind a shattered bipartisan infrastructure effort and an escalation of...

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

May. 22, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic." "You will help the United States challenge growing Russian military influence in the Arctic, and push...

Trump signs disaster declaration for Navajo Nation

May. 22, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation and directed that federal officials provide aid as reimbursement for expenses stemming from a major snowstorm and subsequent flooding in late February. The White House announcement Wednesday said...

AG Barr says nationwide rulings are hampering Trump's agenda

May. 21, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is taking on another item from President Donald Trump's agenda, railing against judges who issue rulings blocking nationwide policies. In a speech Tuesday night, Barr took aim at the broad judicial power, arguing that federal judges who have issued the...