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  • Politics in China weighs heavily on business

    BEIJING (AP) — Politics weighs more heavily on foreign companies in China than it has in nearly three decades. The latest flashpoint was Beijing’s fury last week at hotel keeper Marriott and other companies that labeled self-ruled Taiwan a company on websites or customer materials. But companies face pressure on many sides from President Xi […]
  • Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in a roomful of lawyers, venting about unfair treatment in the media that he said had understated his net worth and damaged his brand. It was December 2007, a decade before Trump would become president and routinely excoriate reporters for “fake news.” This time, the businessman was facing a […]
  • From his big appetite to his big button: a year in Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. Here are some of the more memorable moments from the AP reporters tasked with covering this whirlwind presidency: CAN I SHOW YOU MY BUTTON? Midway through my April 23, 2017, interview with President […]
  • Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in vintage cars

    BAGHDAD (AP) — When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval. When he saw that it had only suffered light damage from a mortar […]
  • Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant. The […]
  • Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens’ affair distracts from tax effort

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers say Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change tax laws in the state, one of the key issues outlined by the governor and top GOP lawmakers for the 2018 session. Republicans still will try to send a […]
  • House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel’s Republican chairman. The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what […]
  • GOP still struggling with Trump’s remarks on Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. Democrats accused Republicans of selective amnesia, as Kirstjen […]
  • Rauner spokesman: ‘Governor believes David Duke is a racist’

    CHICAGO (AP) — After fumbling the answer to a question about whether a former Ku Klux Klan leader is a racist, the campaign of Republican Bruce Rauner on Tuesday clarified the governor’s opinion of David Duke. During a radio interview on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Rauner was asked if President Donald Trump was racist […]
  • Ex-Congressman Dennis Kucinich to launch bid for governor

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIH’-nich) is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race. Kucinich is set to make his announcement on Wednesday at a community center in Middleburg Heights. He will then depart for campaign stops in Columbus and Dayton. The 71-year-old was elected […]