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N. Carolina elections board calls challenged House candidate

Feb. 20, 2019 9:59 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican holding a slim lead in the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past. North Carolina's elections...

Iran slams 'hypocrisy' of US-Saudi nuclear plans

Feb. 20, 2019 6:39 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has seized on a congressional report that the U.S. sought to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, accusing Washington of ignoring the kingdom's human rights violations. Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Wednesday: "First a dismembered journalist; now illicit...

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Feb. 20, 2019 4:51 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. The Trump administration on Tuesday said it plans to cancel or claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 20, 2019 12:24 AM EST

A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in...

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

Feb. 19, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties...

US automakers to Trump: Don't slap tariffs on imported cars

Feb. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — America's auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump's tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate car prices and trigger a backlash in Congress. Late Sunday, the Commerce Department sent the White House a...

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

Feb. 19, 2019 9:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do "very well" against the suit, adding that he had an...

Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

Feb. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country's last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year about an operative's sketchy activities. Political operative Leslie McCrae...

Lawmakers tour Florida migrant teen camp, want policy shift

Feb. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Congressional Democrats from Florida and Texas on Tuesday toured a migrant camp, where they said children are being held for too long in a place that has a "prison-like" feeling. The lawmakers held a news conference after visiting a facility in Homestead, Florida. They pledged to...

O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate

Feb. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency. Answering a question in Spanish about the possibility of being another candidate's running mate, the...