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The Latest: Trump complains at rally about 4 congresswomen

Jul. 18, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is going after four freshman Democratic lawmakers one by one after previously tweeting that they should "go back" to their home countries if they have...

The Latest: Trump says he has no regrets about tweets

Jul. 17, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the response to President Donald Trump's racist tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he has no regrets about his tweets that four Democratic freshmen should "go back" to their home countries —...

Trump vs. Dems: 'Racist,' 'socialist' lines drawn for 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: "racists" vs. "socialists." Trump's aggressive condemnation of women of color...

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro online

Jul. 17, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (AP) — Karen Palacios' Yamaha clarinet still rests where she left it atop sheet music of a Mozart concerto that she practiced diligently the night before two strangers dressed in black lured her away in a luxury SUV. The 25-year-old musician's captors duped her into believing she was...

Dems pan 'Zuck buck,' want Facebook to rein in currency plan

Jul. 17, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking. Facebook's massive market power...

Warden posts memes comparing Muslims to garbage

Jul. 17, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prisons official has been posting Facebook memes comparing Muslim children to garbage and flying the LGBTQ flag with flying the Confederate flag. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Deputy Warden Richard Schneiter in June posted a meme of two black garbage bags next...

Stats show how AOC dominating social media attention

Jul. 17, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Judging by the social media metrics, it was a big week for the campaign of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Oh, wait. She's not running for president. But the Democratic representative from Queens dwarfed the Democrats who are actually seeking President Donald Trump's job in a...

Kentucky governor says Trump is 'absolutely not' a racist

Jul. 17, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump is "absolutely not" a racist, Kentucky's strongly pro-Trump governor said Wednesday while sidestepping questions about the president's tweet declaring that four congresswomen of color should go back to the countries from which they came. Gov. Matt Bevin drew...

Grassley declines to say if he think Trump tweet was racist

Jul. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is declining to directly answer whether he thinks President Donald Trump's comments toward four minority women in the U.S. House were racist. Asked by reporters Wednesday about Trump's comments, Grassley repeated earlier remarks in which he called for...

Congress grills Big Tech over competition, money and power

Jul. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

Big Tech faced tough questions this week as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for a new digital currency. Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon have long enjoyed nearly unbridled...