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WASHINGTON | Sanders won’t dispute claim that media is ‘enemy’ of people

WASHINGTON— White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday refused to distance herself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that the media is the “enemy” of the American people. Pressed during a White House briefing on the issue, Sanders said Trump “has made his position known.” In a heated exchange with reporters, she recited a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sanders won’t dispute claim that media is ‘enemy’ of people

WASHINGTON | EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines

WASHINGTON  — Environmental Protection Agency acting chief Andrew Wheeler has withdrawn a break that the agency gave makers of higher-pollution diesel trucks on Scott Pruitt’s last day as agency administrator. The EPA released a Wheeler directive Thursday night reversing one that Pruitt issued on July 6. Pruitt left office that day in the face of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ohio’s Kasich calls Trump ag plan ‘farm welfare’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trade policy (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Ohio’s Republican governor is blasting President Donald Trump’s tariffs and his plan to provide $12 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers hurt by foreign retaliation. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says Trump’s imposition of tariffs on products from such … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ohio’s Kasich calls Trump ag plan ‘farm welfare’

LOS ANGELES | Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

LOS ANGELES — A vandal has destroyed President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Los Angeles police Officer Ray Brown says the vandalism was reported around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and someone was subsequently taken into custody. Brown did not have any further information about the person. Brown says a pickax was used … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

WASHINGTON — One of the star products of President Donald Trump’s Made in America showcase this year, NASA’s Orion crew capsule, will ride through space thanks to Europe. With its four solar-array wings, the European Service Module supplies propulsion, power and the essentials of life for the capsule’s space travels and marks a departure for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

WASHINGTON | Ryan says Trump just ‘trolling’ on threat to pull clearances

WASHINGTON — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke the security clearances of six former top national security and intelligence officials who have been critical of his administration. “I think he’s just trolling people, honestly,” Ryan told reporters at a news conference Tuesday, addressing what opponents and experts say … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ryan says Trump just ‘trolling’ on threat to pull clearances

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Mnuchin: Overall US economy not harmed by trade battles

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump’s get-tough policies although some individual sectors have been hurt. He said the administration was exploring ways to help farmers and other specific industries that have … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Mnuchin: Overall US economy not harmed by trade battles

The Latest: Mulvaney defends Trump’s Fed comments

The Latest on rising trade tensions following comments by President Donald Trump (all times local): _____ 11:50 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is defending President Donald Trump’s comment lamenting the Federal Reserve’s action to raise U.S. interest rates. Mulvaney says he’s sure most presidents have had similar thoughts about Fed actions, adding: “There’s … Continue reading The Latest: Mulvaney defends Trump’s Fed comments