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Democrats warn Trump on pardon powers: ‘You are not a king’

As President Donald Trump claims an “absolute right” to pardon himself, top Democratic lawmakers are countering with their own message: “You are not a king.” ...

Trump’s lack of cyber leader may make U.S. vulnerable

The absence of senior cybersecurity leaders in President Donald Trump’s administration may be leaving the United States more vulnerable to digital warfare and less prepared ...

Josh Norman, Redskins cornerback, tweets about wanting Trump impeached

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman did not like Monday’s news that President Donald Trump revoked the Philadelphia Eagles’ invitation to the White House at the ...

Some worry Trump is overlooking other issues with NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) – Barreling toward a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump has his sights set on a nuclear deal, ...

More Democrats are on Alabama ballot for Tuesday elections

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s primary ballot features multiple offices and something voters in the Republican-controlled state haven’t seen in years: Democratic races for statewide ...

Lawyers for Trump, 'Apprentice' entrant in court over suit

NEW YORK (AP) – Lawyers for President Donald Trump and a former “Apprentice” contestant who sued the president for saying her sexual misconduct claims were ...

Defendant in Trump Inauguration Day rioting acquitted

WASHINGTON (AP) – A man accused of conspiring to riot during President Donald Trump’s inauguration has been acquitted by a Washington, D.C., jury. News outlets ...

Surreal Trump-Kim summit defies diplomatic playbook

How do you plan a high-stakes meeting between a freewheeling American president and a paranoid Asian dictator? The world is about to find out. As ...

Why U.N. sanctions did not bring North Korea to the summit table

This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on ...

How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities ...

'This is the weirdest race in the country'

FULLERTON, Calif. — Gil Cisneros and Andy Thorburn, two millionaire Democratic candidates for a battleground House district in Southern California, had been attacking each other ...

Trump allies hustle to prevent Mueller subpoena

President Donald Trump’s closest associates are ramping up their message to special counsel Robert Mueller: Do not subpoena the president to testify. A series of ...

Costs of Snowden leak still mounting 5 years later

WASHINGTON (AP) – Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on opioids; his critics on immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) – Boasting in vague terms about the numbers being “way down,” President Donald Trump may have offered false hope that the opioid epidemic ...

Democrat to discuss Ohio's opioid crisis in Monday sessions

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Democratic nominee for governor is focusing on Ohio’s opioid crisis. Richard Cordray has roundtable discussions scheduled Monday at Springfield Regional Hospital ...

Scott Walker: Republicans face tough fight for his re-election

Gov. Scott Walker is no stranger to tough races, with two elections and a historic recall victory behind him, but even he says this year’s ...

James Mattis: North Korea sanctions could be lifted after summit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Sunday that North Korea will receive relief from sanctions only after taking clear and irreversible steps to end its ...

NY State Associated Press Association names award winners

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) – The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, the Press and Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton and the Ithaca Journal have been named newspapers ...

Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association 2017 award winners

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) – Winners of the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest: BEST IN SHOW Radio – Megan Cloherty, WTOP-FM, Washington, for ...

Trump says Kim meeting is back on: ‘We’re getting along’

President Donald Trump held an extraordinary Oval Office meeting with Kim Jong Un’s deputy on Friday, after which he snapped a chummy photo with the ...

Trump, NKorea's Kim back on for summit

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump has announced that the historic nuclear-weapons ...

Analysis: Trump hints at longer path for NKorea to denuke

WASHINGTON (AP) – Even by President Donald Trump’s mercurial standards, it was a quick shift. A week after abruptly canceling his historic summit with Kim ...

Iowa groups prepare for immigration workplace raids

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) – Immigration attorneys and social services organizations were on the ground within hours after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided ...

Pentagon to take over security clearance checks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department is poised to take over background investigations for the federal government, using increased automation and high-tech analysis to tighten ...

Pushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigration

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Cipriano Garza says Rep. Carlos Curbelo is “a decent man, a family man.” He lauds the South Florida Republican for defiantly ...

How the trade war hits home

President Donald Trump has said that trade wars are easy to win. But winning will involve patience on the part of American consumers, importers, exporters ...

Poll: Voters want trade deals, not tariffs

A huge majority of U.S. voters would prefer that President Donald Trump focus more on negotiating new trade agreements rather than imposing tariffs on foreign ...

Kentucky lobbyist spending set record in 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s 2018 legislative session set a record with $10.67 million spent on lobbying. The Legislative Ethics Commission says the spending puts ...

Lawmakers push for fire district chairman's resignation

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) – Several lawmakers have called for a Rhode Island man charged with molesting a patient with dementia at an assisted-living center to ...

Missouri governor says fight not over, even in surrender

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Even in surrender, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going out fighting. When he steps down Friday, the former Navy SEAL ...

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