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Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:00:12 GMT2017-02-19T21:00:12Z

 



Searching for the motive behind the myth of widespread voter fraud

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:00:12 GMT2017-02-19T21:00:12Z




Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:54:07 GMT2017-02-19T19:54:07Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his health and budget chiefs, while his team pushed back against depictions of a young administration in disarray.



US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:09:16 GMT2017-02-19T19:09:16Z

DACHAU, Germany (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II.



DHS chief proposes prosecuting parents of children smuggled into U.S.

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:51:59 GMT2017-02-19T16:51:59Z




Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:22:19 GMT2017-02-19T16:22:19Z

FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) - When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.



N.J. governor's race: 'A referendum on Trump and Christie'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:39:39 GMT2017-02-19T15:39:39Z

Few voters know the candidates running for New Jersey governor this year. But they are well acquainted with Gov. Christie and President Trump – Republicans whose collective unpopularity has New Jersey Democrats beaming as they seek to return the Garden State to one-party rule.



Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:51:54 GMT2017-02-19T12:51:54Z

DALLAS (AP) - Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.



Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:43:13 GMT2017-02-19T12:43:13Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.



Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:36:14 GMT2017-02-19T12:36:14Z

MUNICH (AP) - Iran's foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect.



A university takes on one of its own, alumna Kellyanne Conway

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:46 GMT2017-02-19T11:30:46Z




'That's how dictators get started': McCain criticizes Trump for calling media 'the enemy'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:29:16 GMT2017-02-19T11:29:16Z

Sen. John McCain spoke out Saturday in defense of the free press after President Trump lashed out against the news media several times over the past week, at one point declaring it "the enemy of the American People!"



Is the GOP-controlled legislature picking on Philadelphia?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:07:00 GMT2017-02-19T11:07:00Z




As Trump critics demand an audience, Republicans avoid town halls

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:05:22 GMT2017-02-19T11:05:22Z




Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:54:06 GMT2017-02-19T10:54:06Z

MUNICH (AP) - A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.



Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:43:34 GMT2017-02-19T10:43:34Z

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling Stones.



Trump calls the media 'the enemy of the American People'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:28:30 GMT2017-02-19T00:28:30Z







Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:27:07 GMT2017-02-18T19:27:07Z

MUNICH (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as "obsolete."



Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:18:05 GMT2017-02-18T18:18:05Z

Pennsylvania environmental regulators have found a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of tiny earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.



John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump's entire worldview

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:15:04 GMT2017-02-18T12:15:04Z




North Philly library upgrade a sign of things to come?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:42:35 GMT2017-02-18T04:42:35Z




Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:38:42 GMT2017-02-18T02:38:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels.



Newall: Full of meat loaf, Chris Christie lashes out like bullies do

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:19:13 GMT2017-02-18T01:19:13Z




AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:36:09 GMT2017-02-18T00:36:09Z

The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration's internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration.



Trump leaps back into campaign mode, raps media anew

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:36:08 GMT2017-02-18T00:36:08Z

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Hoping to shift attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday to deliver a pep talk to American workers and the rest of the nation, resurrecting the jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging in a campaign-style rally to "unleash the power of the American spirit."



Feds charge Asplundh Tree employees with hiring undocumented workers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:37:55 GMT2017-02-17T23:37:55Z




34 cities, including Philly, file brief challenging Trump's travel ban

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:27 GMT2017-02-17T21:01:27Z




McConnell intends to replace 'Obamacare' without Democrats

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:39:56 GMT2017-02-17T19:39:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans will repeal and replace the health care law and overhaul the tax code without Democratic help or votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday.



Ukraine leader warns West not to "appease" Russia

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:19:02 GMT2017-02-17T19:19:02Z

MUNICH (AP) - Ukraine's president warned Friday against any "appeasement" of Russia, arguing that cutting a bilateral deal with Moscow on his country would only make the fighting in eastern Ukraine worse. He said that the new U.S. administration has a "historic chance" to halt Russia's ambitions.



Analysis: Why Thursday was Donald Trump's favorite day as president

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:08:54 GMT2017-02-17T19:08:54Z




Trump family's elaborate lifestyle comes at taxpayer expense

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:48 GMT2017-02-17T19:03:48Z




Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:47:37 GMT2017-02-17T18:47:37Z




FactCheck: Trump's press conference

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:21:55 GMT2017-02-17T13:21:55Z




Flynn told FBI he did not discuss sanctions with Russian ambassador

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:27:28 GMT2017-02-17T10:27:28Z