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McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:22:27 GMT2017-08-23T20:22:27Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation."...

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:29:55 GMT2017-08-23T21:29:55Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert southwest....

Dutch police detain driver of Spanish van near cancelled gig

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:30:34 GMT2017-08-23T21:30:34Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said....

Wrapped: Charlottesville covers Confederate statues in black

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:58:24 GMT2017-08-23T20:58:24Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally....

Egypt's leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:44:46 GMT2017-08-23T16:44:46Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns....

Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:34:44 GMT2017-08-23T20:34:44Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump does what he accuses media of doing

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:07:49 GMT2017-08-23T18:07:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump accused the media of selectively quoting from his remarks about the race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, to create a misimpression that he had not unequivocally denounced racist conduct. Then the president turned around and did the same thing himself: At a Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, the president re-read portions of his comments about the violence - but left out the specific phrase that generated all the controversy....

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:20:46 GMT2017-08-23T15:20:46Z

TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific....

Players hold breath as $700M Powerball jackpot drawing nears

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:40:22 GMT2017-08-23T18:40:22Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night's drawing nears....

Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:41:44 GMT2017-08-23T19:41:44Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an eccentric Danish inventor and his home-made submarine....