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WASHINGTON | China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON — China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks Friday that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month. The U.S. pushed back, insisting it will continue … Continue reading WASHINGTON | China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuelan politician mourned after suspicious death

CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela’s chief prosecutor doubled down Wednesday on claims that a jailed opposition activist killed himself while the Trump administration condemned the government of President Nicolas Maduro for its alleged involvement in the suspicious death. Attorney General Tarek William Saab appeared on state TV and said preliminary findings rule out foul play in the … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuelan politician mourned after suspicious death

TRENTON, New Jersey | Indictment: Man used doctor’s identity to submit fake claims

TRENTON, N.J. — A Florida man has been charged with assuming a New Jersey doctor’s identity to submit more than $1 million in fraudulent medical claims for services purportedly rendered at a medical center that didn’t exist. Yoandi Marrero, a 33-year-old Hialeah resident, and PA Clinical Center — the registered company he allegedly used to … Continue reading TRENTON, New Jersey | Indictment: Man used doctor’s identity to submit fake claims

BRUSSELS  | Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia

BRUSSELS  — President Donald Trump claimed a pipeline project has made Germany “totally controlled” by and “captive to Russia” during a combative breakfast Wednesday that kicked off what was already expected to be a fraught NATO summit. Trump, in a testy exchange with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, took issue with the U.S. protecting Germany … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump claims Germany ‘captive to Russia’

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 9:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is asserting that Germany is “totally controlled” by and “captive to Russia” over a pipeline project during a testy breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL’-tehn-burg). Trump is taking issue with the U.S. protecting … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump claims Germany ‘captive to Russia’

MEXICO CITY  | Mexico’s Lopez Obrador claims historic win, broad mandate

MEXICO CITY  — Furious at spiraling corruption and violence, Mexican voters unleashed a political earthquake Sunday by electing a leftist firebrand as president and giving him a broad mandate to overthrow the political establishment and govern for the poor. A late-night official quick count from electoral authorities forecast that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would win … Continue reading MEXICO CITY  | Mexico’s Lopez Obrador claims historic win, broad mandate

AP FACT CHECK: A look at Dem governor candidates’ claims

CHICAGO/March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The 2018 campaign for Illinois governor could be one of the most expensive races in the nation with several wealthy candidates spending freely to win votes. Gov. Bruce Rauner, a wealthy private equity firm founder and the only Republican holding a statewide office in left-leaning Illinois, is considered one the … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: A look at Dem governor candidates’ claims

Trump claims memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russia probe

WASHINGTON/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign’s possible Russia ties. But the memo also includes revelations that might complicate efforts by Trump and his allies to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry. The … Continue reading Trump claims memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russia probe

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Here’s a look at some of the claims we’ve examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery): WAGE GAINS TRUMP: “After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

Nicole Eggert claims co-star Scott Baio sexually abused her

NEW YORK/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Nicole Eggert claims her former “Charles in Charge” co-star Scott Baio sexually abused her for years starting when she was 14. Speaking on “Megyn Kelly Today” on Tuesday, Eggert said Baio first molested her when she was 14 and they had sexual intercourse when she was 17. Baio is more than … Continue reading Nicole Eggert claims co-star Scott Baio sexually abused her

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

WASHINGTON/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia. The White House’s contention: Pretty much everything is off limits … Continue reading Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

The Latest: WH ‘executive privilege’ claims rankle some

WASHINGTON/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol … Continue reading The Latest: WH ‘executive privilege’ claims rankle some

Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US

DAKAR, Senegal/January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—An Islamic State group Sahara offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops. The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reported Friday that the self-professed IS affiliate Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi claimed responsibility for the Oct. 4 attack about 120 miles (200 kilometers) … Continue reading Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US

FBI probing Clinton Foundation corruption claims

WASHINGTON  /January 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, two people familiar with the probe confirmed Friday. The revelation comes as President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been urging the Justice Department to look into … Continue reading FBI probing Clinton Foundation corruption claims

Claims of more Iran protests subside after a week of unrest

TEHRAN, Iran /January 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Claims of more protests in Iran have dropped overnight after a week of unrest that killed at least 21 people. It wasn’t immediately clear if the drop on Thursday meant that the demonstrations are subsiding or that the Iranian government’s blocking of social media apps has stopped protesters … Continue reading Claims of more Iran protests subside after a week of unrest

Sarah Palin’s son Track arrested on domestic violence claims

ANCHORAGE, Alaska / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Police arrested the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on charges related to domestic violence for the second time in as many years. Track Palin was arraigned Sunday on three counts of felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief. Each of the charges … Continue reading Sarah Palin’s son Track arrested on domestic violence claims