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Islamic extremists attack Kenyan hotel

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A witness said he saw five bodies at the…

icon Posted: 15 January 2019 [07:03 PM]

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Tuesday 01/15/2019
no-witch-hunt-says-attorney-general-nominee No witch hunt, says attorney general nominee
icon Posted: 15 January 2019 [07:00 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that…

Monday 01/14/2019
Russia, US to meet on missile policy
icon Posted: 14 January 2019 [09:10 PM]

MOSCOW (AP) - A top Russian diplomat says he and his American counterpart are set to meet Tuesday to discuss the dispute over a Cold War-era arms control treaty that Washington has threatened to abandon. Russian news agencies quoted Deputy…

Two die in new gay purge in Chechnya
icon Posted: 14 January 2019 [09:08 PM]

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday. The new allegations come…

Trump's foreign policy challenges Pompeo
icon Posted: 14 January 2019 [09:07 PM]

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn’t show it. But the secretary of state had woken up in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Monday to find that President Donald Trump had tweeted a threat…

Sunday 01/13/2019
Arab nations inch toward rehabilitation of Syria's Assad
icon Posted: 13 January 2019 [08:07 PM]

BEIRUT (AP) - He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat…

French far-right leader wants EU election to 'beat' Macron
icon Posted: 13 January 2019 [08:05 PM]

PARIS (AP) - France’s far-right National Rally party launched its campaign Sunday for this year’s European Parliament election, which it and other nationalist, anti-immigration movements hope to dominate. During a speech in Paris, party leader Marine Le Pen urged voters…

Trump dodges question about Russia
icon Posted: 13 January 2019 [08:04 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey…

Graham: Trump isn't giving in on southern border wall
icon Posted: 13 January 2019 [08:04 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading Senate Republican close to President Donald Trump says Trump isn’t giving in on his demands for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the issue that’s caused the partial government shutdown that’s now in its fourth…

Friday 01/11/2019
Poland: Huawei exec, Polish security expert spied for China
icon Posted: 11 January 2019 [09:32 PM]

Associated Press WARSAW, Poland - Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities…

Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with U.S.
icon Posted: 11 January 2019 [09:31 PM]

MOSCOW - Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine,…

Thursday 01/10/2019
Trump threatens emergency declaration, visits Texas border
icon Posted: 10 January 2019 [07:22 PM]

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border to draw…

Shutdown stymies immigration cases
icon Posted: 10 January 2019 [07:20 PM]

(AP) The partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for a border wall is playing havoc with the nation’s already backlogged immigration courts, forcing the postponement of hearings for thousands of immigrants. For some of those asking for asylum…

Brexit sparks showdown between Parliament and government
icon Posted: 10 January 2019 [07:16 PM]

LONDON (AP) - As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament. Since Britain and the EU struck a divorce deal late last year, the…

Liberals want Trump to back lowering drug prices
icon Posted: 10 January 2019 [07:15 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower costs in other countries. The Democratic bills…

Israelis, Palestinians segregated on new highway
icon Posted: 10 January 2019 [07:12 PM]

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel inaugurated a new highway in the occupied West Bank on Thursday that features a large concrete wall segregating Israeli and Palestinian traffic. One side of Route 4370 - located northeast of Jerusalem - will be open…

Congo's surprise election result could face court challenge
icon Posted: 10 January 2019 [07:12 PM]

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - Congo appeared ready to achieve its first peaceful transfer of power with the surprise victory Thursday of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, despite clear signs that a rival opposition leader actually won in a landslide. With no…

Wednesday 01/09/2019
In prime time address, Trump pushes for the wall
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [05:00 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas…

Iran confirms it is holding an American Navy veteran at a prison
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:58 PM]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran confirmed Wednesday it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump's administration. White's detention adds new…

Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurdish forces about US withdrawl from Syria
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:56 PM]

 Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to reassure U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria that they will be safe after American troops withdraw from the country. Amid confusion over plans to implement President Donald Trump's…

UN: Yemen peace talks on hold until progress is made
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:55 PM]

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Progress on implementing a cease-fire and withdrawing rival forces from Yemen's key port has been "gradual and tentative" and new talks between the warring sides won't take place until there is "substantive progress," the U.N. envoy…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to leave
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:54 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath for appointing special counsel Robert Mueller and defending his Russia probe, is expected to leave his position soon after Trump's nominee for attorney general…

Trump threatens aid for California wildfires
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:52 PM]

The Washington Post In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off federal emergency aid to California for forest fires. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that "billions of dollars" are sent to California to…

Manafort revelation could strengthen case for Trump-Russian collusion
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:51 PM]

The Washington Post We interrupt the breathless coverage of President Donald Trump's deceptive and unconvincing Oval Office address on the border wall to bring you some genuinely big news: The collusion case against the president's campaign, already strong, is getting…

Toyota issues recall of 1.7M vehicles
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:49 PM]

AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of…

Optimism over trade talks boosts stocks
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:45 PM]

AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) - Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere, with President Donald Trump saying they were "going very well!" A statement from the Office…

Virtual reality buzz dies down at tech show
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [04:44 PM]

AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, with slick consumer headsets about to hit the market…

Tuesday 01/08/2019
Trump makes public case for border wall in Oval Office address
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [09:51 PM]

The Washington Post WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump escalated the battle over his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, using a nationally televised Oval Office address to rally public support and blame Democrats for a partial government shutdown that is now…

U.S. on anti-Iran tour
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [06:05 PM]

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The Trump administration is doubling down on commercial and diplomatic efforts in the coming weeks to “put real pressure on Iran,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the start of a Mideast tour Tuesday.…

Drone delays planes in London
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [06:04 PM]

LONDON (AP) - London’s Heathrow Airport briefly halted departing flights on Tuesday after a reported drone sighting - a development that came just three weeks after multiple reports of drone sightings caused travel chaos at nearby Gatwick Airport. The suspension…

Manafort shared campaign data
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [06:03 PM]

WASHINGTON - Paul Manafort shared 2016 presidential campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate whom the FBI has said has ties to Russian intelligence, according to a court filing. The information is in a filing that appears to inadvertently…

Trump to defend wall
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [06:02 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ready to make his case on prime-time TV, President Donald Trump is stressing humanitarian as well as security concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to convince America he must get funding for his long-promised border…

GOP's Corey Stewart quits field altogether
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [06:01 PM]

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Republican who campaigned heavily on preserving Confederate monuments and attracted right-wing extremists during a failed U.S. Senate bid says he’s leaving politics “until and unless the Commonwealth is ready” for his views. “Politics sucks,”…

Republican DeSantis sworn in as Florida's new governor
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [06:00 PM]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was sworn in as Florida’s new governor on Tuesday with promises to keep taxes low and to make schools and the environment a priority. In a speech filled with naval…

Samsung feels sting of slowing global growth
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [05:50 PM]

Business NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, adding to the tech sector's unease about the effect of slowing global economic growth on the industry. The announcement from the…

Toyota wants to share its safety system with other car companies
icon Posted: 08 January 2019 [05:48 PM]

Bloomberg Toyota - in an unusual move for the cut-throat car business - has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing. The system, known as Guardian, will take control…

Monday 01/07/2019
Gabon government foils coup attempt
icon Posted: 07 January 2019 [07:52 PM]

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) - Gabon’s government has retained control of the West African country after an attempted military coup early Monday in which two plotters were killed, the government said. Five army officers who took over state radio in the…

Netanyahu rejects corruption allegations
icon Posted: 07 January 2019 [07:50 PM]

JERUSALEM (AP) - In what was billed as a “dramatic announcement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address on Monday to again dismiss a series of corruption allegations against him. Netanyahu said that it would be “unjust” for…

Trump to argue for wall on national TV Tuesday night
icon Posted: 07 January 2019 [07:49 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump plans a Tuesday night address to the nation and a Thursday visit the U.S.-Mexico border to highlight his demands for a border wall.…

Spacey pleads not guilty; case continued to March
icon Posted: 07 January 2019 [07:46 PM]

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career. Spacey’s court…

Sunday 01/06/2019
White House aide signals pause to Syria drawdown
icon Posted: 06 January 2019 [06:10 PM]

JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. troops will not leave northeastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected, a top White House aide said Sunday, signaling a pause to a withdrawal abruptly announced last month and…

Poland shutters 13 escape room sites
icon Posted: 06 January 2019 [06:09 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish officials have shut down 13 escape room entertainment sites for safety flaws and the prime minister asked people Sunday to report such lapses to firefighters and police after five teenage girls were killed in a…