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Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

Jan. 18, 2019 2:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog...

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

Jan. 17, 2019 10:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from...

Q&A: Trump and the State of the Union address

Jan. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Constitution spells it out clearly in Article II, Section 3: The president "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." But the modern State of...

The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union

Jan. 16, 2019 10:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The State of the Union speech could become a casualty of the partial government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 address. Pelosi is citing concerns...

Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

Jan. 16, 2019 7:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate...

The Latest: Dem freshmen seek out McConnell to talk shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 4:50 p.m. About a dozen new House Democrats walked across the chilly Capitol grounds to personally ask Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass bills that would reopen parts of the...

Pentagon agrees to extended role on US-Mexico border mission

Jan. 14, 2019 8:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire...

The Latest: Government shutdown set to hit record length

Jan. 11, 2019 8:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so...

Trump says changes coming in US handling of high-tech visas

Jan. 11, 2019 3:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the U.S. handles temporary visas that allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. In a tweet, Trump said those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can "rest assured" because changes were...

What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

Jan. 8, 2019 1:51 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick as they face the prospect of missing their first paycheck this week. Safety inspectors...