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Report: Trump migrant crackdown weighed impact on 2020 race

Nov. 7, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — As the Trump administration in its early days tried to push through hardline immigration policies, it appeared to calculate their possible impact on the 2020 presidential race while rejecting national security warnings from U.S. diplomats, according to State Department memos made public...

Trump pick for Russia envoy grilled by senators on Ukraine

Oct. 30, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 official at the State Department faced off Wednesday with senators demanding to know why he didn't know more about the Trump administration's backchannel diplomacy with Ukraine and the dismissal of the former U.S. ambassador to Kyiv, issues now at the heart of the impeachment...

700 still not rebuilt 7 years after Superstorm Sandy in NJ

Oct. 28, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Seven years after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, about 700 families still have not finished rebuilding. Tuesday marks the anniversary of the deadly storm, which caused widespread destruction along the East Coast, particularly in New Jersey and New York. The New...

Analysis: Declaring victory, Trump strengthens Russia's hand

Oct. 24, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared success in Syria and created a bumper-sticker moment to illustrate his campaign promise to put a stop to American involvement in "endless wars." But with his abrupt withdrawal from what he called "bloodstained sand," the Republican president ceded American...

Correction: Trump-Perry story

Oct. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about Energy Secretary Rick Perry, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. A corrected version of the story is below: Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" —Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Reps....

Trump threatens to 'destroy' Turkey's economy with sanctions

Oct. 15, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. Some of those U.S. troops leaving...

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Oct. 14, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. The United States also...

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

Oct. 13, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern...

US ambassador pressed Ukraine corruption fight before ouster

Sep. 28, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before the call that set off an impeachment inquiry, many in the diplomatic community were alarmed by the Trump administration's abrupt removal of a career diplomat from her post as ambassador to Ukraine. The ambassador's ouster, and the campaign against her that preceded it, are...