PM May resigns, won’t lead Britain out of EU

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May has ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit. May says Friday in a speech outside 10 […]

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. intelligence community on Thursday to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, granting a loyalist sweeping powers to review and potentially release highly classified information. The move marked […]

3 minutes: President Trump meeting with democrats goes bust in a flash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and went in three minutes, never stopping to sit down or shake hands. Trump’s angry walkout on Wednesday left behind a shattered bipartisan infrastructure effort and an escalation of tension between the president and the […]

Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes’ home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town. For years, when Bokoshe residents were outside, the powdery ash […]

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. Trump’s Pennsylvania visit, intended to […]

President Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump implored anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election even as he laid out where his personal views differ from the legislation. In a series of tweets posted just before midnight Saturday, Trump said gains by […]

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic. Asked if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, the president replied, “I […]

Trump awards medal to Tiger Woods, calls him ‘true legend’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awarded golfer Tiger Woods the nation’s highest civilian honor on Monday, describing the 43-year-old as a “true legend” who transformed golf and then fought through years of injury to return to the sport’s summit. Trump awarded Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He’s the fourth golfer to earn […]

Trump says violence against people of all faiths must end

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says people of faith around the world have faced terrible hardship of late. Trump says violence and terrorism against people of all faiths must end, and that “all civilized nations must join together in this effort.” Trump spoke Wednesday to faith leaders at a White House dinner in honor […]

Cohen says he pleaded guilty to crimes he didn’t commit

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn’t commit so his wife wouldn’t “get dragged into the mud of this crap.” Michael Cohen told Arnold “they had me on campaign finance” for arranging hush-money payments to two women […]

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