Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials on Wednesday sought to downplay any damage caused by President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials that was reportedly provided by Israel, and lauded the robust security cooperation with the United States just days before the president is due to arrive for […]

Trump defends sharing terrorism ‘facts’ with Russians

VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share “facts pertaining to terrorism” and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has “an absolute right” as president to do so. Trump’s tweets did not say whether he revealed classified […]

New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea’s progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul’s presidential office said Tuesday. The agreement for the […]

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians. The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump’s dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia’s meddling with last year’s election […]

The Latest: Cyberattack ‘under control’ in US

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Tom Bossert, a homeland security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, says the recent global cyberattack is something that “for right now, we’ve got under control” in the United States. Bossert tells ABC’s “Good Morning […]

Word of Trump pick for FBI director could come within days

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be FBI director and Trump has said a decision could come within days. Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas […]

4 candidates to be FBI director are in line for interviews

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four candidates to be FBI director are in line for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, at Justice Department headquarters. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job after President Donald Trump fired Director James Comey this week. Among those […]

Trump contradicts White House on reasons for Comey firing

JULIE PACE, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump has declared he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along, regardless of whether top Justice Department officials recommended the stunning step. His assertions came as Comey’s temporary replacement joined […]

Trump defends Comey firing, says both parties will thank him

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey, asserting in a flurry of tweets Wednesday that Republicans and Democrats “will be thanking me.” Trump did not mention any effect the firing might have on the probe into […]

Far fewer refugees entering US despite travel ban setbacks

MEREDITH HOFFMAN, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the U.S., reuniting the family for the first time in seven years. But the Saeds never made […]

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