Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail
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Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump’s tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release in comments to ESPN. “Who?” LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about … Continue reading

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?
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As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump’s son releases messages Twitter messages
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The Latest: Trump’s son releases messages Twitter messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Atlantic’s report on Donald Trump Jr. and his contacts with WikiLeaks (all times local): ___ 8i:50 p.m. President Donald Trump’s oldest son has released a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the communications. Donald Trump Jr.’s … Continue reading

Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year
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Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” for his activism. Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem that repeatedly … Continue reading

His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies
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His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a trio of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who is overseeing a bloody drug war. Trump, in Manila, attended the opening ceremonies of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations conference, … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump vows to change ‘one-side and unfair’ trade
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The Latest: Trump vows to change ‘one-side and unfair’ trade

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is vowing to change “one-sided and unfair” trade relations with China but says he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of the U.S. in the past. Trump says during a joint appearance with Chinese President … Continue reading

US report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-made
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US report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-made

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human’s role in climate change. The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments required every four years.  A draft showing how warming affects the … Continue reading

APNewsBreak: Gov’t won’t pursue talking car mandate
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APNewsBreak: Gov’t won’t pursue talking car mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths. The Obama administration proposed last December that all new cars and light trucks come equipped with … Continue reading

Two indictments, one guilty plea in Trump-Russia probe
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Two indictments, one guilty plea in Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Separately, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted … Continue reading

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family
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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he insisted. The controversy over how Trump has conducted one … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda
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Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign policy experts if Russia is annoyed with Trump’s unpredictability, Putin said that it’s … Continue reading

AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming
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AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of … Continue reading