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Published: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:25:41 GMT2017-03-30T10:25:41Z

 



China's Xi to meet Trump in Mar-a-Lago on April 6-7

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:25:41 GMT2017-03-30T10:25:41Z

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump will meet for the first time on April 6-7 at the latter's Florida resort, China's foreign ministry announced Thursday.



AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:24:55 GMT2017-03-30T10:24:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care.



Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:24:20 GMT2017-03-30T10:24:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama.



Famed lawyer says Trump 'clearly' endorsed Palestinian state

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:23:34 GMT2017-03-30T10:23:34Z

JERUSALEM (AP) - Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state.



Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:27:06 GMT2017-03-30T04:27:06Z

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program.



Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:36:12 GMT2017-03-30T03:36:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis, and inadequate training of local and state officers.



Camden Mayor Dana Redd won't run again

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:30:54 GMT2017-03-30T02:30:54Z

Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced Wednesday that she wouldn't seek a third term and offered an enthusiastic endorsement for city Council president Frank Moran, who is seeking to replace her.






Christie heads opioid abuse panel for Trump

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:08:30 GMT2017-03-30T02:08:30Z

New Jersey Gov. Christie takes on the assignment of leading a commission on opioid abuse for President Trump, a former rival for the GOP nomination.



Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:09:07 GMT2017-03-30T00:09:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight.



Ex-Christie allies both get prison time for Bridgegate scheme

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:04:12 GMT2017-03-30T00:04:12Z

Former Port Authority appointee Bill Baroni was sentenced to 24 months; former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly got 18 months.



Armstrong: Don't mess with Maxine Waters or her wig

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:51:13 GMT2017-03-29T23:51:13Z




Environmental groups file lawsuit over Trump climate actions

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:27:08 GMT2017-03-29T22:27:08Z

CHICAGO (AP) - Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on coal sales from federal lands.



Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiser

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:18:09 GMT2017-03-29T22:18:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 20-year-old woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets near the Capitol for nearly three hours.



#BlackWomenAtWork highlights daily challenge of race, gender

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:18:07 GMT2017-03-29T22:18:07Z

A pair of testy exchanges between high-profile black women and white men in the political spotlight launched a tweetstorm under the hashtag BlackWomenAtWork, validating the experiences of thousands of professional black women who say such slights are all too common.



Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:54:14 GMT2017-03-29T21:54:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts.



Pa. sues two towns that banned frack water wells

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:51:19 GMT2017-03-29T21:51:19Z




Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:06:20 GMT2017-03-29T21:06:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Maxine Waters doesn't expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon.



First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:00:13 GMT2017-03-29T21:00:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group she praised as "true heroes."



Medical marijuana lures ex-Eagle, other former players into a new field

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:57:24 GMT2017-03-29T20:57:24Z




FactCheck: Medicaid’s Doctor Participation Rates

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:30:22 GMT2017-03-29T20:30:22Z




Benched legal analyst returns to Fox, stands by story

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:10:11 GMT2017-03-29T20:10:11Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel legal analyst Andrew Napolitano returned to the air Wednesday, saying he stood by his claim about spying on President Donald Trump that got him benched by the network for more than a week.



DeVos says her predecessor wasted money on school reform

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:27:49 GMT2017-03-29T18:27:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday accused her predecessor of wasting billions of dollars trying to fix traditional public schools and said that school choice was the way to reform the system.



Pa. considers opioid abuse warnings and instruction in schools

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:02:52 GMT2017-03-29T18:02:52Z




European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:18:10 GMT2017-03-29T17:18:10Z

BERLIN (AP) - Scientists, officials and environmental campaigners in Europe said Tuesday that the United States would be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous administration's efforts to curb climate change.



Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:09:08 GMT2017-03-29T17:09:08Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over.



Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:43:31 GMT2017-03-29T16:43:31Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country's Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions.



Karen Pence is the vice president's 'prayer warrior,' gut check, and shield

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:05 GMT2017-03-29T16:00:05Z







Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:52:03 GMT2017-03-29T14:52:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers.



Is Congressman Charlie Dent a GOP dinosaur — or his party's future?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:32:04 GMT2017-03-29T14:32:04Z




Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:54:38 GMT2017-03-29T13:54:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight.



AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn't get luxury-model Air Force One

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:01:02 GMT2017-03-29T13:01:02Z

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - A widely shared story that claims to include photos of a recently delivered plane that will serve as Air Force One for President Donald Trump is false. The pictures included in the story do not show the presidential plane and are conceptual renderings from an outfitter of luxury aircraft.






Prison or probation for ex-Christie aides in Bridgegate? Judge will decide Wednesday

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:40:57 GMT2017-03-29T12:40:57Z

Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Christie, and Bill Baroni, a former Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, face 37 to 46 months in prison. Their attorneys are arguing for probation ahead of Wednesday's sentencing.



As budget season begins, Clarke says it could be ‘most challenging’ in recent memory

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:23:54 GMT2017-03-29T12:23:54Z

City Council began its budget season Tuesday under the uncertainty of proposed cuts from Harrisburg and Washington, a threat likely to color discussions as the group works to pass a budget by the end of June.



How They Voted

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:08:44 GMT2017-03-29T12:08:44Z

Representatives from the Philadelphia area who voted to block Obama-era internet privacy regulations were Ryan Costello (R., Pa.), Charles W. Dent (R., Pa.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.), Frank A. LoBiondo (R., N.J.), Tom MacArthur (R., N.J.), Pat Meehan (R., Pa.), Christopher H. Smith (R., N.J.), and Lloyd Smucker (R., Pa.).



AP EXPLAINS: What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:06:42 GMT2017-03-29T12:06:42Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?



House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:05:59 GMT2017-03-29T12:05:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.






Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:20:55 GMT2017-03-29T10:20:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House intelligence committee is refusing to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations bring new cries of protest from Democrats.



White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:36:06 GMT2017-03-29T02:36:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall.



Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:27:11 GMT2017-03-29T02:27:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House intelligence committee refused Tuesday to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations brought new cries of protest from Democrats.



Byko: Don't mess with Dems in North Philly

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:05:49 GMT2017-03-29T00:05:49Z




Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:36:13 GMT2017-03-28T23:36:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources.



FactCheck: Pruitt on the Paris Accord

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:45:19 GMT2017-03-28T22:45:19Z

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made two false claims about the Paris Accord, a global agreement aimed at addressing climate change.



FactCheck: Misrepresenting Stone's Prescience

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:44:30 GMT2017-03-28T22:44:30Z




McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:36:16 GMT2017-03-28T21:36:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless of the Democratic opposition.