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Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 23, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque welcome in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by...

Racist tropes in Ramadan TV satires anger black Arabs

Jun. 23, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an attempt to capitalize on what's become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface. Criticism was swift on social media, but...

Minnesota GOP chair says she faced racism from within party

Jun. 23, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says she has been the target of racist and sexist attacks from fellow Republicans. Carnahan posted on her personal Facebook page on Friday that some GOP leaders around the state have called her "a stupid Asian not even born in...

Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54

Jun. 23, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul's cause of death. His real name was Vincent...

Egypt-Saudi spat provides backdrop to their World Cup clash

Jun. 23, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — In theory, it's an inconsequential match between two teams already eliminated from the World Cup. In reality, Monday's clash between Egypt and Saudi Arabia is about pride, politics and maybe some score settling too. Fans in the two nations are locked in a public quarrel pitting...

Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

Jun. 23, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership. The hashtags surfaced after a recent wave of steep price hikes for fuel, drinking water and electricity...

Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

Jun. 22, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation Friday that Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share...

First lady's 'don't care' jacket is a gift to memers online

Jun. 22, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — I really don't care, do u? Perhaps one day first lady Melania Trump will use her own words to illuminate her fashion "don't care" message. Until that theoretical moment, we have the memes on one of the digisphere's most perfect blank canvases: Her green $39 jacket — one so five...

The Latest: Cohen denies discussing Trump with Tom Arnold

Jun. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a photo of President Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, and comedian Tom Arnold that has fueled speculation Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen says he...

Trump sabotages GOP plans in Congress. Again.

Jun. 22, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it. It's hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...