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House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants

Jun. 25, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House proposed tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico...

White House threatens to veto House border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure would hamstring Trump administration border security efforts. The...

The Latest: White House threatens to veto border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion border bill that House Democrats plan to try pushing through the chamber this week. White House officials complain in a letter to lawmakers that the bill lacks money...

Treasury's watchdog to look into Tubman bill delay

Jun. 24, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

The U.S. Treasury's watchdog says it will look into why the redesign of the $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman was delayed. The Office of the Inspector General said in a letter on Friday to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that it will consider the matter as part of an audit that is about to begin. The...

A top Maine Democrat announces bid to unseat Sen. Collins

Jun. 24, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives announced Monday that she is challenging longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who has found her long-standing image as a moderate sympathetic to abortion rights under fire in an increasingly polarized Washington....

A half-hour away: How Trump opted against Iran strike

Jun. 21, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The planes were ready — their deadly cargo poised for delivery within a half-hour. President Donald Trump had been given a series of options Thursday night on how to respond to Iran's downing of an unmanned American surveillance drone. Senior military advisers zeroed in on a plan...

A perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon

Jun. 21, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon. President Donald Trump's brinkmanship with Iran is on the boil, spilling beyond diplomacy to a planned air attack on Iran that Trump said he ordered, then pulled back at least for now. This, as the U.S. undertakes an unusual troop...

After calling off strikes on Iran, Trump suggests patience

Jun. 21, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he abruptly called off the swiftly planned military strikes on Iran because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been so out of proportion to the shootdown of an unmanned American surveillance drone. He also indicated he still hopes for talks...

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn

Jun. 21, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a U.S. official said. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the...

The Latest: Source: US prepared Iran attack, then withdrew

Jun. 21, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A U.S. official says the military made preparations Thursday night for limited strikes on Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but approval was abruptly withdrawn before the attacks were...