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Bill Clinton bristles at questions on Lewinsky, #MeToo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says the #MeToo movement is overdue. But he's bristling at questions about Monica Lewinsky. In an interview with NBC's "Today Show" released Monday, Clinton was asked whether he should have resigned 20 years…

Trump says June 12 summit with Kim back on

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) is back on for June 12. Trump says after an Oval Office meeting Friday with North Korea's Kim Yong Chol that…

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted Arizona-grown romaine lettuce, bringing the total to five. The Arizona growing season is long over and it's unlikely any tainted lettuce…

Trump says Canada mistreats US farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says Canada has mistreated U.S. farmers on trade and officials there "must open their markets and take down their trade barriers!" His tweet came Friday, the same day steel and aluminum tariffs were scheduled…

US going ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. The move is sure to raise worries of a trade war with American allies. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says…

Trump says summit preparation talks 'going well'

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump says talks about a potential summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are going "very well." Trump told reporters Thursday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is having "very good meetings." He said…

Trump says he wishes he'd picked a different AG

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump, still nursing resentment against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, says he wishes he'd picked a different leader of the Justice Department. Trump on Wednesday tweeted a quote from…

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's racist tweet

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC has canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey says the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and…

Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese technology

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is announcing that it will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods containing "industrially significant technology." The White House said Tuesday that the tariff will cover goods related to the…

Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington cemetery visit

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is marking his second Memorial Day as commander in chief with a planned visit to Arlington National Cemetery and a salute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. He's set…

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has told Congress it's reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, said a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss…

Weinstein attorney: He'll be exonerated

NEW YORK (AP) - Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says he believes the movie mogul will ultimately be exonerated of rape and other sex charges against him in New York. Attorney Benjamin Brafman says Weinstein vehemently denies the charges and will fight…

Trump administration defends Keystone pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Attorneys for the Trump administration have asked a judge to let TransCanada Corporation move forward with the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile pipeline, saying it could exacerbate climate change.…

Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that President Donald Trump's budget plan wouldn't curb the spiraling deficit like it claims. Trump's budget, released in February and mostly ignored since, promises spending cuts and economic growth that would…

Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate. Ads coming from specific candidates have…

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure loosening key restraints for banks that came in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Trump savored the legislative triumph Thursday. The Republican-led legislation cleared…

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued the written decision Wednesday. In ruling, she…

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

ATLANTA (AP) - NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come…

US airlines expect record number of summer travelers

Planes will be packed as Americans head out on summer vacations this year. Airlines for America, a trade group that represents most major U.S. carriers, forecast Wednesday that 246.1 million passengers - about 2.7 million a day - will fly…

Congress on track to OK expanded private care at troubled VA

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation awaiting final approval in the Senate would give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. Passage would represent a major step toward delivering on President Donald Trump's pledge to…

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