Kremlin denies any disappointment with Trump administration
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Kremlin denies any disappointment with Trump administration

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin denied Friday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it’s too early to say what course Russia-U.S. ties will take. “We never wore rose-tinted glasses, never had any illusions, so there is nothing to be disappointed with,” … Continue reading

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Gorsuch seen as business-friendly on labor, workplace issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decade as a federal appeals court judge, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has criticized courts for giving too much power to government agencies that enforce the nation’s labor and employment laws. As a lawyer in private practice, he also backed curbs on some class-action lawsuits. His conservative approach could tip … Continue reading

Hundreds of Nigerians protest corruption; Buhari ill abroad
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Hundreds of Nigerians protest corruption; Buhari ill abroad

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerians marched Monday to protest poverty and corruption as President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged absence abroad for medical tests raises political and economic tensions. “Nigerians are frustrated and tired with this absentee government,” activist Omoyele Sowore said as he marched in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Protesters carried placards saying: “Unemployed … Continue reading

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University student gets 3 years’ probation in cybercrime

  PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Carnegie Mellon University student who developed and sold malicious software through an online cyber criminal marketplace that allowed others to remotely control Google Android smartphones has been sentenced to three years’ probation. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab also ordered Morgan Culbertson, 22, to perform 300 hours of community service. The … Continue reading

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The Latest: Pentagon seeks to exempt some Iraqis from ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Pentagon is compiling the names of Iraqis who’ve supported U.S. and coalition personnel to help exempt them from President Donald Trump’s decision to temporarily halt immigration from that Muslim-majority nation and six others. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, … Continue reading

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Trump, Mexican leader talk by phone as tensions rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke for an hour by phone Friday amid rising tensions over the U.S. leader’s plans for a southern border wall, administration officials said. Trump and Pena Nieto had been expected to meet in Washington next week, but the Mexican president abruptly canceled his … Continue reading

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Dow hits 20,000 following solid open for US stocks

The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time Wednesday, the latest milestone in a record-setting drive for the stock market. Strong earnings from Boeing and other big companies helped push the Dow past the threshold early on and had U.S. stocks solidly higher by afternoon. The Standard & Poor’s 500 … Continue reading

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Trump hotel starts ‘inaugural tradition’ amid ethics concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in “a new inaugural tradition,” its social media account promised. But while President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington did serve as a hub of Friday’s inaugural activities, it also … Continue reading

The Latest: DC adding trains for post-inauguration march
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The Latest: DC adding trains for post-inauguration march

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Wednesday that access and affordability were his goals for revamping health care, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch a Medicare overhaul. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at the start … Continue reading