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Sanders holds 1st press briefing since Feb. 28, but for kids

Apr. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in more than a month Thursday, but the questions didn't come from working journalists. Sanders made herself available for what the White House said was a "kids-only press briefing" held for children participating in "Take...

The Latest: Joe Biden says he asked Obama 'not to endorse'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden has dismissed a reporter's question about why he wasn't endorsed for 2020 by former President Barack Obama, who issued a statement calling his choice of...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

Probe clears acting defense head of alleged bias in Pentagon

Apr. 25, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's watchdog agency on Thursday cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. The decision by the Defense Department inspector general appears to...

One horrifying day in Virginia led to Biden's big 'yes'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd....

Handcuffing of 9-year-old prompts probe of police practices

Apr. 25, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Video of a Washington, D.C., police officer chasing and handcuffing a 9-year-old boy on Monday has prompted a review of police practices. Attorney General Karl A. Racine told news outlets Wednesday about the review into how the department deals with children. He says those practices will...

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Apr. 25, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions. The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex Ovechkin's hand after the Carolina...

The Latest: Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

Apr. 24, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional investigations (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says his White House will be "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats in their investigations into his administration. Trump is criticizing those...

White House voices support for embattled Fed choice

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's National...

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

Apr. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...