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Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

Sun, 28 May 2017 06:21:38 GMT2017-05-28T06:21:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with his campaign and associates....

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:03:31 GMT2017-05-28T12:03:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign: "What the hell do you have to lose?"...

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

Sun, 28 May 2017 06:24:13 GMT2017-05-28T06:24:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S....

Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:06:50 GMT2017-05-28T12:06:50Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight - for majority control of the House....

Angry BA passengers still face long lines, cancellations

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:03:33 GMT2017-05-28T12:03:33Z

LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of British Airways passengers are still facing long lines, confusion and canceled flights as the airline works to restore its computer systems after a global IT failure crippled its services....

UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:04:53 GMT2017-05-28T11:04:53Z

LONDON (AP) -- The hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large, Britain's interior minister said Sunday....

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

Sun, 28 May 2017 04:20:55 GMT2017-05-28T04:20:55Z

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way....

Portland shocked by stabbings, suspect's extreme views eyed

Sun, 28 May 2017 07:07:32 GMT2017-05-28T07:07:32Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mayor of Portland, Oregon, hailed as "heroes" two men who were stabbed to death trying to protect two women police say were the target of an anti-Muslim rant by a man on a light-rail train - a crime that shocked this city that prides itself on its tolerance....

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:56:04 GMT2017-05-28T10:56:04Z

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine forces found the bodies of what appeared to be eight executed civilians as authorities launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive militants linked to the Islamic State group out of a besieged southern city. The death toll from six days of fighting neared 100....

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:13:17 GMT2017-05-28T12:13:17Z

PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle handshake showdown with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was "a moment of truth" - designed to show that he's no pushover....