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Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view

Apr. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was "total bullshit." In a series of angry tweets from Palm Beach,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's distortions on Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice. But Trump and his aides are stating that Mueller's report did exonerate. No words from the...

Asylum seekers who show credible fear not eligible for bond

Apr. 17, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Detained asylum seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able to ask a judge to grant them bond. U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that asylum seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing removal don't...

Today in History

Apr. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2019. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 16, 2007, in one of America's worst school attacks, a college senior killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech before taking his own life. On this date: In 1789,...

The Latest: Trump 'celebrating' tax day in Minnesota

Apr. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Minnesota (all times local): 2:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's celebrating Tax Day. Trump flew to Minnesota on Monday to highlight the $1.5 trillion package of corporate and individual tax cuts he signed into law in 2017. U.S....

Judge taking senior status, opens second Mississippi vacancy

Apr. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in southern Mississippi is shifting to senior status, a move that opens a second seat in the six-judge district that President Donald Trump could fill. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett says he will move to senior status on April 30, but his caseload will remain...

Jonathan Wolman, Detroit News editor, former AP exec, dies

Apr. 15, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

Jonathan Wolman, who over more than 45 years in journalism served as editor and publisher of The Detroit News and previously worked as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive editor at The Associated Press, died Monday in Detroit. He was 68. His family told the News that Wolman died of complications...

'It has to stop': Omar says Trump encourages violence, hate

Apr. 15, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. "It has to stop."...

Omar cites more death threats against her since Trump tweet

Apr. 14, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. "It has to stop."...

Ex-President Clinton's remarks center on Hope's past, future

Apr. 14, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton's past in Hope, Arkansas, as well as his hometown's future prospects, were the main topics of his recent remarks. Clinton was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting and banquet of the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds braved...