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Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. It's expected to propose regulations that give states broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions…

AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) - Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen told The Associated Press prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former personal lawyer of Donald Trump that could be brought this month. These people confirmed…

Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Jury deliberations have resumed in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Monday marks the third day that jurors ponder the 18-count indictment. Federal prosecutors in the trial in Alexandria, Virginia, allege…

US firms to Trump: Don't raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee. Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing…

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. Justice Department lawyers disclosed the complaint by the Department of Housing and…

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Sessions spoke during a judicial conference Friday in Des Moines, Iowa. He told the crowd that the…

Trump cancels military parade, 'maybe next year'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he is canceling his plans for a military parade through the streets of Washington because the price was "ridiculously high." On Twitter, Trump accused local politicians of price gouging, although the projected $92…

Jury begins 2nd day of Manafort deliberations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The jury has begun its second day of deliberations in the tax and bank fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Judge T.S. Ellis III sent the jury of six men and six women…

AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict. U.S. officials said the administration was notifying Congress Friday it would not spend some $200 million that had…

Trump asks SEC to look into practicality of corp. reports

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that after speaking…

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency…

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking former CIA chief John Brennan's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd…

Can Twitter change its 'core' and remain Twitter?

NEW YORK (AP) - After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the "core" of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation. But it's not clear if changing that essence - how it rewards interactions and…

Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after…

Report: Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - More farm loan applications are being rejected in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in reaction to weak farm commodity prices and income. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey says nearly one-third of bank CEOs…

Retired admiral to Trump: Yank my clearance, too

WASHINGTON (AP) - A retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is telling President Donald Trump that he'd be honored if Trump would yank his security clearance just like he did to former CIA Director…

US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials have approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication. The Food and Drug Administration's action Thursday opens the door to more competition for a drug that has faced public outrage over…

Pompeo forms 'Iran Action Group' for post-nuke deal policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from…

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top White House economic adviser confirms that China will send a trade envoy to Washington this month for talks to defuse an escalating dispute that threatens global economic growth. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic…

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