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Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

House hearing grows heated over migrant children's deaths

May. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration's border policies for the deaths of migrant children, and the acting head of the Homeland Security Department lashed out at the "appalling accusation." The brouhaha came a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the...

Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

May. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before the FBI raided Michael Cohen's office and hotel room, investigators were examining the flow of foreign money into his bank accounts and looking into whether the funds might be connected to a plan to lift sanctions on Russia, according to court filings unsealed Wednesday. The...

3 Minutes: Trump meeting with Dems goes bust in a flash

May. 22, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. President Donald Trump came and went in all of three minutes. Round 2 of the president's consultations with congressional Democrats on infrastructure went bust in a flash. Prospects for passing a large infrastructure...

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

May. 22, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family's savings had been devastated by the nation's hyperinflation, limiting Cordero's children to a diet of rice, beans, pasta and...

Stocks fall as technology shares slid; oil falls 3%

May. 22, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and energy companies, along with retailers, pushed the stock market broadly lower in midday trading on Wall Street Wednesday. Technology stocks have been particularly volatile as the U.S. and China jostle over trade. They've swung between gains and losses this week after the U.S....

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council

May. 22, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts. Jason Greenblatt, President...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

May. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on trade, Qualcomm ruling

May. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Stocks are lower at midday Wednesday as investors eye developments in the U.S.-China trade dispute. Tech stocks declined. Efforts by the Trump administration to restrict technology sales to Chinese companies have...

Iranian lawmaker says his country doesn't want war with US

May. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The reported comments by Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh...