Government and politics

President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the United States and the European Union. But the agreement was vague, the coming negotiations with Europe are...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, center, arrives for a closed doors meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is "on track" to meet Thursday's court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said. Wednesday's assertion by...
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July 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is planning a major expansion of one of its golf resorts in Britain that would include the construction and sale of 500 homes fetching as much as several million dollars each, raising possible conflict-of-interest issues as his administration faces...
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July 25, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian hackers who penetrated hundreds of U.S. utilities, manufacturing plants and other facilities last year gained access by using the most conventional of phishing tools, tricking staffers into entering passwords, officials said Wednesday. The Russians targeted mostly the...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, during a hearing on diplomacy and national security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 25, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's testimony to Congress (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is dodging questions from lawmakers asking for specifics on how North Korea defines "complete denuclearization" but acknowledges a great deal of work...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's proposed Washington meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin had been delayed until 2019, citing the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Putin had already sent signals that the fall White...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. The Trump administration is proposing new rules that could make it harder for students to get their loans erased in cases of fraud. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the proposal Wednesday after months of negotiating to replace Obama-era rules. Her proposal would allow students to get loans erased if a school intentionally misleads them into taking out student loans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration on Wednesday. The proposal, which aims to replace a set of Obama-era rules that were never implemented, drew applause from the for-profit...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to questions at a 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations news conference in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States will never recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea as he sought to fend off charges from lawmakers and others that President Donald Trump and his administration are being soft on Russia. In a statement titled "Crimea...
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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trade policy (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The head of the World Trade Organization is appealing to countries to speak out in favor of free trade and is warning about the vast negative consequences of a possible trade war after Trump...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the United States has decided to release $195 million in military aid to Egypt after withholding the assistance last year over human rights concerns. The department says Egypt has taken steps in response to specific U.S. concerns, although there are still...
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