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President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021 arrives at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Highlights of President Trump's 2021 budget plan

Feb. 10, 2020 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's fiscal 2021 budget plan doesn't have many fans — among either his GOP allies or opposition Democrats — but it's a measure of the president's priorities as he seeks a second term. News flash: It's short on politically painful cuts to Medicare and...

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, file photo shows the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Trump budget to face skepticism, overwhelming politics

Feb. 9, 2020 10:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with the threat of trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as the eye can see, President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts while leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits...

FIlE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo a U.S. Secret Service special agent stands as Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to relocate the U.S. Secret Service in order to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury Department would require action from Congress. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Secret Service may leave Homeland Security, rejoin Treasury

Feb. 7, 2020 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury would require...

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal 'celebration'

Feb. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign. Triumphantly waving newspaper front pages that declared...

FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, the Blue Nile river flows near the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia.  Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, they have cleared the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. In a joint statement issued after four days of talks in Washington, the foreign ministers and water resources officials said they had agreed on a schedule for filing the dam, and other key issues. The final deal is expected to signed by the three countries by the end of February after the agreement is reviewed, the statement said. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

3 African nations resolve issues ahead of filling Nile dam

Jan. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said Friday they have cleared the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. In a joint statement issued after four days of talks in Washington, the foreign ministers and water resources officials said they had...

An aerial view of the Crimean Bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.  Putin on Monday inaugurated a railway bridge to Crimea, the longest in Europe, which is intended to facilitate links with Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. (Alexei Nikolsky/Pool Photo via AP)

US hits Russian railroad with sanctions over Crimea

Jan. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Moscow-based private railway company that last month opened passenger service between Russia and Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. The sanctions target Grand Service Express, its CEO and seven people who...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo the storefront window of a portrait studio is lit up along a downtown street at dusk in Lumberton, N.C. The Community Reinvestment Act has over past four decades spurred hundreds of billions of dollars in lending to low- and middle-income communities. Now, the Trump administration is proposing changes that some community advocates say will make it easier for banks to meet the law’s criteria without making the types of loans that are most beneficial to the communities they serve. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Advocates: Crucial bank law softened under Trump proposal

Jan. 29, 2020 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing changes to a decades-old law designed to keep banks from discriminating against the poor and disadvantaged, but critics argue the changes could make it easier for banks to potentially ignore the under-served, particularly communities of color. The...

The Capitol is seen as defense arguments by the Republicans resume in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

Jan. 28, 2020 2:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy. Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of several taxes...

Diginitaries arrive to put candles at a memorial site at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

Jan. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. “We have with us...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks at welcome dinner for Holocaust survivors and their families hosted in Krakow, Poland, by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, Sunday Jan. 26, 2020. Volodymyr Zelenskiy paid tribute Sunday evening to Holocaust survivors, telling them on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the death camp's liberation that they are an example to humanity. Zelenskiy spoke of the importance of protecting humanitarian values and freedom against the hatred that threatens civilization in a short speech at a dinner in Krakow organized by the World Jewish Congress. (Shahar Azran/WJC via AP)

Zelenskiy marks Auschwitz anniversary honoring survivors

Jan. 26, 2020 5:37 PM EST

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy paid tribute Sunday evening to Holocaust survivors, telling them on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the death camp's liberation that they are an example to humanity. Zelenskiy spoke of the importance of protecting humanitarian values and...