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Legislation would force disclosures about terror watchlist

Jul. 17, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has submitted legislation that would force President Donald Trump's administration to disclose details about how it shares the FBI's watchlist of more than 1 million known or suspected terrorists with foreign countries. The legislation from...

The Latest: Facebook denies that it's a monopoly

Jul. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado, sought to pin down Facebook on the subject of "monopoly" during a hearing on the power of Big Tech. Facebook argues it is not a monopoly because it has...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and an eco legacy not his own

Jul. 13, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump. The...

Democrats acknowledge questioning Mueller 'will not be easy'

Jul. 11, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they'll make the most of the short time they'll have for questioning. Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. The stern,...

Trump officials warn of 'active threats' to US elections

Jul. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned of unspecified "active threats" to U.S. elections as top security officials briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats,...

Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE

Jul. 9, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers' knowledge or consent. Public records obtained...

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

Jul. 6, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as "breathtaking" in its scale. The suspect,...

Ex-FBI agent defends Flint water probe after criticism

Jul. 2, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former FBI agent who was hired to investigate the water scandal in Flint, Michigan, has defended his team's work following criticism by state prosecutors, saying new criminal charges were in the works when he and the others were swept out. Andy Arena, who has busted mobsters and...

Trump puts Saudi arms sales above Khashoggi inquiry

Jun. 23, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brushed aside the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying his death has already been investigated and a Saudi pledge to spend billions of dollars on U.S. military equipment "means something to me." He spoke just days after an independent...