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Trump’s budget proposal offers preview of upcoming campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump’s budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but is light on fresh … Continue reading Trump’s budget proposal offers preview of upcoming campaign

Trump budget proposal counts on optimistic growth, deep cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border wall fight with Congress, Trump wants more than $8 billion for the barrier … Continue reading Trump budget proposal counts on optimistic growth, deep cuts

The Latest: Australia suspends all flights of Boeing model

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Australia has suspended all flights into or out of the country by Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the type that was involved in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority says no Australian airlines operate the aircraft type, … Continue reading The Latest: Australia suspends all flights of Boeing model

Pelosi waves off impeachment, says it would divide country

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings. Pelosi said in an interview with The Washington Post that “I’m not for impeachment” of Trump. “Unless there’s something … Continue reading Pelosi waves off impeachment, says it would divide country

The Latest: FlyDubai says to continue with Boeing model

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Mideast budget airline FlyDubai says it will continue to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after reviewing a recent U.S. regulator statement about the aircraft. FlyDubai says that “no further action is required at this time” over the … Continue reading The Latest: FlyDubai says to continue with Boeing model

Pelosi rejects Trump’s proposed budget cuts as ‘cruel’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border wall fight with Congress, Trump wants more than $8 billion for the barrier … Continue reading Pelosi rejects Trump’s proposed budget cuts as ‘cruel’

US sanctions Russia based bank for its work in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP)— The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russian and Venezuelan state-owned companies, for allegedly trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on the South American country. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Cuba and Russia for continuing to support Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and contributing to … Continue reading US sanctions Russia based bank for its work in Venezuela

Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

NEW YORK(AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News on Monday for condemning comments made on the network by weekend host Jeanine Pirro centering on the freshman Democrat’s wearing of a traditional Muslim head covering. Fox said it “strongly condemned” Pirro’s Saturday night commentary and said it had addressed the matter with her. Pirro … Continue reading Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Senator Lindsey Graham says he will push for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. The South Carolina Republican toured the mountain plateau Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said he aims “to persuade the administration to … Continue reading US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, but Boeing sinks Dow

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Technology stocks are powering broad gains on Wall Street, although a drop in Boeing is weighing on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Apple is up 3.2 percent after an analyst upgraded the stock, while Nvidia is gaining 4.7 percent … Continue reading Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, but Boeing sinks Dow

The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s proposed 2020 budget (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump’s budget chief confirms that the president will ask Congress for $8.6 billion for his proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico as part of his 2020 budget proposal. Russ Vought, the acting director of … Continue reading The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

Trump reviving his border wall fight with new budget request

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just … Continue reading Trump reviving his border wall fight with new budget request

The Latest: Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for wall

WASHINGTON(AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s budget proposal for the 2020 budget. (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump will be seeking $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, setting up another showdown with lawmakers who have resisted giving him more money for his signature campaign promise. The … Continue reading The Latest: Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for wall

Powell says Trump’s attacks played no role in rate pause

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says political attacks by President Donald Trump played no role in the Fed’s decision in January to signal that it planned to take a pause in hiking interest rates. He also said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he can’t be fired by the president and that he … Continue reading Powell says Trump’s attacks played no role in rate pause

Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

Sunday’s devastating plane crash in Ethiopia could renew safety questions about the newest version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner. The Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from the capital of Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. The plane was new. The weather was clear. Yet something … Continue reading Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

The Latest: Hickenlooper unlikely to fall back on Senate bid

AUSTIN, Texas(AP)  — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he can’t see running for U.S. Senate if his presidential bid fails. The Democrat says Sunday that he’s “not cut out” for the Senate. But Hickenlooper acknowledges he’s spoken with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. … Continue reading The Latest: Hickenlooper unlikely to fall back on Senate bid

Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, an administration said Sunday, setting up another showdown with Congress, which has resisted giving him more money for his signature campaign promise. The request would more than double the $8.1 billion already available to the … Continue reading Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget

Bolton: Trump would be ‘pretty disappointed’ at Kim test

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — The top national security adviser says President Donald Trump would be “pretty disappointed” if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” John Bolton would not confirm reports based on commercial … Continue reading Bolton: Trump would be ‘pretty disappointed’ at Kim test

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in New … Continue reading Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON (AP)   — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict … Continue reading AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

Correction: Facebook-Vaccine Misinformation story

NEW YORK (AP)  — In a story March 7 about Facebook fighting vaccine information on its platform, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Facebook would remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations. In fact, Facebook won’t remove those groups or pages; instead, they won’t appear in recommendations or predictions when searched for on the site. … Continue reading Correction: Facebook-Vaccine Misinformation story

Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP)  — Authorities say nearly four dozen fishermen trapped on an ice floe in Lake Erie have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency personnel in northern Ohio. The Coast Guard and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports around 8:30 a.m. Saturday that a large number of people had become … Continue reading Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)  — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has defended her new call to break up big U.S. technology companies at a major tech conference in Texas. The Democratic presidential candidate appeared Saturday at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival a day after making her … Continue reading The Latest: Warren defends call for breaking up tech giants

The Latest: Sanders promises reform to Iowa supporters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders has told a packed house in Des Moines that as president his power to reform industries and institutions would be limited, but he’d still fulfill his campaign promises with their support. Sanders said “no president, … Continue reading The Latest: Sanders promises reform to Iowa supporters

Wanted: More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance. A classic image of the American West — wild horses stampeding across the landscape — not only has endured through the years but has multiplied past the … Continue reading Wanted: More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses

Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the “smart thing to do,” says California Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor whose home state is the … Continue reading Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

‘He said, he said’ – Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a “he said, he said” where the “he” — no matter who he is — has a credibility problem. The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president’s former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of … Continue reading ‘He said, he said’ – Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?

Trump to welcome Brazil’s president to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House later this month to discuss trade, defense cooperation, transnational crime and other issues. The White House said Friday that two leaders also would talk about providing humanitarian assistance to Venezuela and restoring democracy to the country when they meet … Continue reading Trump to welcome Brazil’s president to White House

FAA seeks a truce in dispute between Southwest and key union

DALLAS (AP) — A high-ranking federal regulator is telling Southwest Airlines and its mechanics union that their bitter fight could hurt the airline’s safety program. The Federal Aviation Administration‘s top safety official sent a terse letter Friday, saying both sides have a safety responsibility. Ali Bahrami says a breakdown in the relationship between the airline and … Continue reading FAA seeks a truce in dispute between Southwest and key union

Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he rejected a personal appeal from his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a pardon, the strongest assertion yet that Cohen may have lied under oath. Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of pardons. It has emerged as a key … Continue reading Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon