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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills 24 people in 2 days

May. 25, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy flooding in Afghanistan killed at least 24 people and injured 11 others in the past 48 hours as a new wave of heavy rains swept parts of the country, Afghan officials said Saturday. The flooding affected six of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, including the capital, Kabul,...

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

May. 25, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam...

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

May. 24, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. A tornado has touched down just south of Iowa City, Iowa, causing some damage but no injuries. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the tornado affected two lightly-populated unincorporated towns of Frytown...

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

May. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. The move came a...

Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

May. 24, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress of the decision to use an emergency loophole in the...

South Dakota farmers struggle during poor planting season

May. 24, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

GARRETSON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers are having a particularly poor planting season, with cold, wet weather adding to the struggles caused by low crop prices and President Donald Trump's tariffs. Jim Solheim told the Argus Leader that the federal government's immigration policies are hurting the...

Burgum requests disaster declaration for flooding recovery

May. 24, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for federal help in dealing with widespread spring flooding that damaged homes, public infrastructure, hundreds of roads and thousands of acres of farmland in western, south central and eastern North Dakota. Burgum Friday requested a presidential major...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

May. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The relief measure...