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BENGHAZI, Libya | Militants attack Libya’s Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

BENGHAZI, Libya — Security officials say a suicide bomber has targeted Libya’s Foreign Ministry in the capital, Tripoli, killing three people. They say a second suicide bomber was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosive vest. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the … Continue reading BENGHAZI, Libya | Militants attack Libya’s Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump signs order to create US Space Command

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Pentagon’s new Space Command (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command. It’s an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump signs order to create US Space Command

WASHINGTON | AP sources: Trump plans to create US Space Command

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order soon, possibly as early as Tuesday, creating a U.S. Space Command that will better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space, U.S. officials say. Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP sources: Trump plans to create US Space Command

WASHINGTON | Agriculture Dept. launches 2nd round of payments to farmers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has authorized the Agriculture Department to launch the second and final round of $11 billion in trade mitigation payments to farmers hard hit by tariffs. In a tweet on Monday, Trump said he is fulfilling a promise to protect farmers against “unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.” The Trump administration … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Agriculture Dept. launches 2nd round of payments to farmers

WASHINGTON | Behind closed doors, Pelosi disparages Trump’s ‘manhood’

WASHINGTON— At the dawn of divided U.S. government, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that President Donald Trump‘s threat to shut down the government over a border wall is really about his “manhood.” “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing,” Pelosi privately … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Behind closed doors, Pelosi disparages Trump’s ‘manhood’

WASHINGTON | Trump political aides shifting over to re-election campaign

WASHINGTON — White House political director Bill Stepien and deputy Justin Clark are leaving the administration to work on President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Their plans were confirmed by two people with knowledge of the advisers’ thinking who weren’t authorized to speak publicly before an official announcement. Stepien oversaw Trump’s midterm campaign push, which included … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump political aides shifting over to re-election campaign

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meeting over US funding bill set for next week

WASHINGTON— The Latest on a government funding bill that President Donald Trump hopes includes money for his promised border wall (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress has been postponed until next week. Trump had invited the two top Democratic leaders, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meeting over US funding bill set for next week

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: EU leader sees extended sanctions on Russia

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 9:55 a.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says the EU is expected to extend sanctions on Russia over its “totally unacceptable” seizure of Ukrainian ships and their crews near Crimea. Tusk said Friday that “Europe is united in its support … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: EU leader sees extended sanctions on Russia