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White House says it's working to plan 2nd Trump-Kim meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is categorizing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's new letter to President Donald Trump as "very warm" and "very positive." Sanders suggested Monday that the White House was newly hopeful…

Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline without fully considering its potential damage to cultural sites. Attorneys for the Fort Belknap and Rosebud Sioux…

Gunfire hits Border Patrol vehicle near US-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say gunfire struck a U.S. Border Patrol agent's marked vehicle just north of the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent William Rogers says the agent was shot at multiple times at about…

Trump administration plans to shutter Palestinian office

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship. National Security Adviser John Bolton was expected to discuss the plans in a speech Monday,…

Woodward: Mattis, Kelly denials of his book quotes untrue

WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime journalist Bob Woodward says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "are not telling the truth" when they deny making incendiary quotes about President Donald Trump attributed to them in his…

Pence confident no one on his staff wrote NYT column

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. Pence told CBS "Face the Nation" that he…

Under DeVos, full loan relief rare for for-profit students

WASHINGTON (AP) - Preliminary data obtained by The Associated Press show the Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students it approves for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges. The data demonstrate the…

Trump expecting to receive letter from North Korea's Kim

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's expecting get a letter in the coming days that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sending him through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump tells reporters traveling with him on…

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

NEW YORK (AP) - Burt Reynolds, whose credits included acclaimed films such as "Deliverance" and commercial hits like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died. The handsome film and television star died at age 82, according to his agent Todd Eisner.…

New envoy for North Korea to visit South Korea, China, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The newly appointed U.S. special envoy for North Korea will make his first diplomatic trip abroad next week in the latest effort to press for progress in uncertain denuclearization talks. The State Department says Stephen Biegun will…

Trump administration to detain immigrant families longer

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration says it plans to sidestep a court agreement that limited detention for immigrant children. The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the agreement, which requires the government to release immigrant…

Ford recalls 2M pickup trucks; seat belts can cause fires

DETROIT (AP) - Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickups in North America because the seat belts can cause fires. The recall covers certain trucks from the 2015 through 2018 model years. The…

Survey: US companies added a solid 163,000 jobs in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses added 163,000 jobs in August, a private survey found, a decent gain that suggests that employers are confident enough to keep hiring. Payroll processor ADP says the job gains were the fewest since October. But…

China ready to retaliate if US imposes tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - China's government says it is ready to retaliate if the U.S. ahead with a tariff hike on Chinese goods and expressed confidence it can maintain "steady and healthy" economic growth. A Commerce Ministry spokesman said Thursday that…

California man, 3 firms plead guilty to defrauding agencies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A California man and three Bay Area companies have pleaded guilty in federal court in South Dakota and paid nearly $1.1 million of restitution for defrauding NASA and other agencies. South Dakota U.S. Attorney Ron…

Kavanaugh questioned on possible Trump recusal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is declining to say whether he would recuse himself from cases involving the civil or criminal liability of President Donald Trump. Kavanaugh told Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut that he wouldn't comment…

Trump on possible shutdown: 'If it happens, it happens'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is holding out the possibility of a federal government shutdown this fall if Congress doesn't act to secure the nation's borders. Trump tells reporters: "If it happens, it happens. If it's about border security,…

No immediate ruling in GOP's latest 'Obamacare' lawsuit

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A federal judge in Texas did not immediately rule on the latest push by Republicans to end the Affordable Care Act. A small group of protesters Wednesday stood outside a Fort Worth, Texas, courtroom where…

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