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Trump contradicts US military stance on Korea war games

Jun. 12, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement that he will suspend U.S. military drills in South Korea appeared to catch the Pentagon and the Seoul government flat-footed, and it contradicted a pillar of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' campaign to make U.S. troops more combat-ready. During a...

Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars

Jun. 6, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani bank. To spend it, Iran wanted to convert the money into U.S....

GOP, Democrats dodge disaster in California primaries

Jun. 6, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall. There was an especially big sigh of relief from the GOP Wednesday after the party avoided being entirely shut...

Things to Know: 8 states cast midterm primary votes Tuesday

Jun. 6, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

Eight states cast midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Votes are being tallied in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Some of the highlights: WOMEN IN THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE In...

Democrats hope for 'blue wave' push from 8-state primary day

Jun. 6, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holding hopes of a "blue wave" in November, Democrats fought to shape the political battlefield in primaries across eight states Tuesday, none more important than California where Republicans avoided an embarrassing setback in the race for governor. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson, a Democrat,...

Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

May. 27, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 26 about the release of an American jailed in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. government had imposed sanctions on Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. It has not. A corrected version of the story is below: Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped...

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

May. 27, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 22, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 21, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

Asian Americans turn angst for Trump into political activism

May. 10, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

Members of the country's fastest growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say demonizes the immigrants that make America great. The candidates include former refugees from Vietnam and children...