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The Latest: Peace Ball an alternative inauguration party

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:26:36 GMT2017-01-20T05:26:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...

Up to 117 civilians died in strikes during Obama presidency

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:07:31 GMT2017-01-20T03:07:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials say as many as 117 civilians have been killed in drone and other counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere during President Barack Obama's presidency....

Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:34:46 GMT2017-01-20T02:34:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case....

Yellen says Fed following prudent course on rates

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:44:19 GMT2017-01-20T01:44:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While unemployment has fallen significantly and inflation is starting to tick higher, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday she does not believe that the central bank has fallen behind the curve and needs to start pushing interest rates up more quickly....

Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers won't harm radar

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:44:00 GMT2017-01-20T01:44:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Inc. poses a threat to national security....

Trump steps into security bubble; will he bring his phone?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:38:48 GMT2017-01-20T00:38:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence officials about Russian meddling in the election, an Associated Press reporter called his cellphone seeking an interview....

Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:15:24 GMT2017-01-20T00:15:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee nearly $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation....

Obama criticizes Congress for refusing to close Cuba prison

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:31:31 GMT2017-01-19T23:31:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Congress for his failure to keep a promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying there's "simply no justification beyond politics" to keep it open....

Kerry appeals for diplomacy as he leaves State Department

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:03:02 GMT2017-01-19T22:03:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry left the State Department for the last time as America's top diplomat on Thursday, urging the agency's employees to carry on their work with enthusiasm and appealing to the incoming Trump administration to embrace creative diplomacy and international engagement....

First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:44:55 GMT2017-01-19T21:44:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president on Inauguration Day....