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'Dumb' and 'lazy' - Trump lashes back at Tillerson criticism

Dec. 7, 2018 8:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, never known for taking criticism lying down, responded to unkind words from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Friday by calling Tillerson "dumb as a rock" and "lazy as hell." During a rare public appearance in Houston on Thursday evening, Tillerson,...

Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

Dec. 7, 2018 6:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be America's ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president's "America first" approach to foreign policy. If...

Trump expected to pick State spokeswoman for UN ambassador

Dec. 6, 2018 10:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, officials familiar with the plans said Thursday. Two administration officials confirmed Trump's plans. A Republican...

Today in History

Dec. 1, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2018. There are 30 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; the incident sparked a year-long...

Trump says State spokeswoman might be next UN ambassador

Nov. 1, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is among the people under consideration to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, President Donald Trump said Thursday. Trump said his administration will "probably make a decision" next week on a replacement for Nikki Haley, who...

State Department: Enrollment of US diplomats is up this year

Oct. 29, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the number of diplomats enrolling in its training academy is on the rise, signaling a possible turnaround for an agency demoralized by budget cuts and restructuring under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. During the 2018 fiscal year that ended in...

AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Oct. 19, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate term. Hawley...

Analysis: Trump's Saudi bet has become much riskier

Oct. 17, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put a big and risky bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince. It's now become much riskier. From the early days of his presidency, Trump and his foreign policy team embraced the kingdom and Mohammed bin Salman as the anchors of their entire Middle East...

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

Oct. 14, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. But behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaign pushing images of the smiling prince meeting...