Trump: I did not know about Trump Tower meeting

President Trump on Saturday maintained he "did NOT know about" the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his campaign officials and a Kremlin-connected lawyer.Trump has long denied knowing about the meeting during his c...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s alternate-reality week

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump denied that the crimes of his ex-lawyer were criminal, complained about a politician plagiarizing his slogan despite his history of doing the same and defied data in declaring the U.S. is No. 1 in environmental quality.

A look at some of his rhetoric over ...

The Latest: Sicilian prosecutor questions order on migrants

ROME (AP) - The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

A prosecutor in Sicily is questioning lower-level officials from Italy's Interior Ministry about orders to block 150 migrants from getting off the Italian coast guard vessel that rescued them.

Italy's RAI state TV said ...

Seoul regrets delay in Pompeo trip, agrees on joint efforts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea has called the U.S. decision to call off a trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "unfortunate" but says it's most important for the allies to pursue "substantial progress" on denuclearization.

The statement by the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on ...

Lawyers for Border Patrol agent want retrial held in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) - Attorneys for a Border Patrol agent want his retrial in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Mexican boy allegedly throwing rocks across the border held in Phoenix instead of Tucson because of extensive publicity about the case in particular and border issues in general.

A motion filed ...

Somali immigrants find growing acceptance in Minnesota

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) - One afternoon in 1993, as Carolyn Treadway looked out through her house window, she caught the sight of a woman in a traditional Islamic garment practicing parallel parking between mobile cones beside Faribault's Central Park.

It was the first time Treadway, a retired teacher and Faribault ...

Pompeo asked by Trump to delay visit to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he has directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to delay a planned trip to North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearization.

Trump put some blame on Beijing, saying he does not believe China is helping "because of our much tougher Trading stance."

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Trump’s bad week: A growing list of allies turn against him

WASHINGTON (AP) - On one of the worst days of his presidency, Donald Trump was chatting aboard Air Force One when the conversation took a detour into gallows humor.

Trump was returning from a rally in West Virginia just hours after two former members of his inner circle were found ...

US cuts aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million

The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, the State Department said Friday.

Georgia county scraps poll consolidation plan amid backlash

ATLANTA (AP) - A small, majority-black south Georgia county's proposal to close most of its polling places drew heated national criticism - and saw a quick reversal - during an election year that features the state's first-ever black nominee for governor by a major political party.

Concern about the possibility ...

The Latest: Cullerton slams veto of immigrant protection

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on Gov. Bruce Rauner's action on immigrant-related bills (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

The Democratic president of the Illinois Senate says Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered a "slap in the face" to immigrant crime victims with a veto of legislation to encourage them to participate ...

State Supreme Court clears way for Washington gun measure

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's Supreme Court has cleared the way for a gun-control initiative to appear on the November ballot.

The court late Friday afternoon reversed a judge's decision earlier this month that threw out more than 300,000 signatures used to qualify Initiative 1639, saying the petition format did ...

Longtime Vegas newspaper attorney, exec Mark Hinueber dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Longtime newspaper attorney and executive Mark Hinueber, an advocate for press freedom and government transparency during 42 years with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other newspapers, has died.

Former Review-Journal columnist Jane Ann Morrison, who wrote Hinueber's front-page obituary for the newspaper on Friday, said that ...

Bill would open board seats to people in country illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Immigrants living in California illegally could serve in some appointed offices under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.

The measure passed Friday by the state Senate would let people over age 18 who lack authorization to live in the country serve on government boards and ...