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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

FBI official: Russia wants to see US 'tear ourselves apart'

Feb. 24, 2020 5:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart" as the United States heads toward elections, an FBI official warned Monday. David Porter, an assistant section chief with the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force, accused Russia of conducting brazen operations aimed at...

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot in the parliamentary elections, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Watchdog toughens global financial scrutiny of Iran

Feb. 21, 2020 1:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — An international agency monitoring terrorism funding announced tough new financial scrutiny of Iran on Friday and added seven countries to a watch list. Pakistan, meanwhile, won a reprieve from the Financial Action Task Force at its meetings in Paris this week. The monitoring body gave...

US sanctions Iran clerics for vetoing election candidates

Feb. 20, 2020 11:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Iran by slapping sanctions on top members of a powerful clerical body that disqualified thousands of candidates from running in that country's parliamentary elections. A day before Iranians go to the polls, the administration...

President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021 arrives at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Highlights of President Trump's 2021 budget plan

Feb. 10, 2020 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's fiscal 2021 budget plan doesn't have many fans — among either his GOP allies or opposition Democrats — but it's a measure of the president's priorities as he seeks a second term. News flash: It's short on politically painful cuts to Medicare and...

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, file photo shows the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Trump budget to face skepticism, overwhelming politics

Feb. 9, 2020 10:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with the threat of trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as the eye can see, President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts while leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits...

FIlE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo a U.S. Secret Service special agent stands as Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to relocate the U.S. Secret Service in order to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury Department would require action from Congress. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Secret Service may leave Homeland Security, rejoin Treasury

Feb. 7, 2020 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury would require...

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal 'celebration'

Feb. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign. Triumphantly waving newspaper front pages that declared...

FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, the Blue Nile river flows near the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia.  Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, they have cleared the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. In a joint statement issued after four days of talks in Washington, the foreign ministers and water resources officials said they had agreed on a schedule for filing the dam, and other key issues. The final deal is expected to signed by the three countries by the end of February after the agreement is reviewed, the statement said. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

3 African nations resolve issues ahead of filling Nile dam

Jan. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said Friday they have cleared the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. In a joint statement issued after four days of talks in Washington, the foreign ministers and water resources officials said they had...

An aerial view of the Crimean Bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.  Putin on Monday inaugurated a railway bridge to Crimea, the longest in Europe, which is intended to facilitate links with Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. (Alexei Nikolsky/Pool Photo via AP)

US hits Russian railroad with sanctions over Crimea

Jan. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Moscow-based private railway company that last month opened passenger service between Russia and Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. The sanctions target Grand Service Express, its CEO and seven people who...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo the storefront window of a portrait studio is lit up along a downtown street at dusk in Lumberton, N.C. The Community Reinvestment Act has over past four decades spurred hundreds of billions of dollars in lending to low- and middle-income communities. Now, the Trump administration is proposing changes that some community advocates say will make it easier for banks to meet the law’s criteria without making the types of loans that are most beneficial to the communities they serve. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Advocates: Crucial bank law softened under Trump proposal

Jan. 29, 2020 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing changes to a decades-old law designed to keep banks from discriminating against the poor and disadvantaged, but critics argue the changes could make it easier for banks to potentially ignore the under-served, particularly communities of color. The...