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Trump plans 'major announcement' on border, longest shutdown

Jan. 19, 2019 12:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. Democrats are now proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration...

Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

Jan. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. Democrats are now proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration...

Democratic senator asks FBI to investigate DHS secretary

Jan. 18, 2019 8:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate whether Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lied during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Sen. Jeff Merkley said in a letter to the FBI that a December 2017 memo shows DHS officials outlined a policy to separate...

Iran's FM mocks John Bolton with '10-year challenge'

Jan. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser's calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both...

Former Afghan national security adviser announces candidacy

Jan. 18, 2019 4:50 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A former national security adviser has registered as a candidate for president of Afghanistan and called on the Taliban to engage in peace negotiations to end the country's 17-year war. Mohammad Hanif Atmar, of the Peace and Moderation party, announced his candidacy Friday in an...

Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

Jan. 18, 2019 2:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog...

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

Jan. 17, 2019 10:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from...

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

Jan. 17, 2019 10:29 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports of his kidnapping by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso's volatile north near the Niger border, the West African nation's security ministry said Thursday. The ministry said Kirk Woodman's body was found 100...

Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

Jan. 16, 2019 7:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate...

Burkina Faso says Canadian abducted by suspected extremists

Jan. 16, 2019 4:25 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Canadian national has been kidnapped by suspected extremists in Burkina Faso near its border with Niger, the West African nation's security ministry said Wednesday. The Canadian man, identified as Kirk Woodman, was abducted overnight during a raid on a mining site in...