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DOJ watchdog finds himself in familiar political hot seat

Clinton Emails Inspector General

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wasted no time before seizing on last week’s report by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog on misconduct allegations against the FBI’s former No. 2 official, Andrew McCabe. Trump tweeted it was proof that his archrival James Comey, the former FBI...


Government

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out

US North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along...


National

Trump says he'll sanction Russia as soon as they deserve it

Trump Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that nobody has been tougher on Russia than him and that he’ll hit Moscow with new sanctions “as soon as they very much deserve it.” He also said building a good relationship with Russia is a “good, not bad” thing. Trump commented a day after...


Government

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story sent April 16 about sexual misconduct by doctors, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a health services researcher with nonprofit advocacy organization Public Citizen. Her name is Azza AbuDagga, not Azza Abbudagga. A corrected version of the story is below: AP...


Government

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors-ABRIDGED story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story sent April 16 about sexual misconduct by doctors, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a health services researcher with nonprofit advocacy organization Public Citizen. Her name is Azza AbuDagga, not Azza Abbudagga. A corrected version of the story is below: AP...


Government

The day outspoken Barbara Bush regretted speaking her mind

Obit Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Bush leaned over the seat on Air Force Two and glared at me. It was 1984, and her husband, Vice President George Bush, was running for re-election with President Ronald Reagan. On that day, she was fuming and she didn’t bother hiding it. “It rhymes with rich,” she told me,...


Business

GOP's regulatory fight goes to another level over car loans

Congress Auto Loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to block Obama-era guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure lenders don’t charge blacks and Hispanics higher interest rates on car loans. The vote was 51-47. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only...


Business

The Latest: GOP takes regulatory fight to car loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation that would overturn guidance on discrimination in auto loans (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The GOP-led Senate has voted to block guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure minority car buyers don’t pay higher interest rates...


Government

Nation’s Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible?

When Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory calling for more people to carry naloxone — not just people at overdose risk, but also friends and family — experts and advocates were almost giddy. This is an “unequivocally positive” step forward, said Leo Beletsky, an associate professor of...


Government

US officials say Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

US North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The highly unusual, secret visit comes as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next...


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