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  • After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:26:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.

  • 10 promises Trump made for his first day

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:20:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.

  • Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:54:31 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group.

  • Trump nation eagerly awaits the greatness he promised

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump was propelled into power by an army of supporters fed up with the status quo and eager for change.

  • Trump's America: Caution in evenly split Nebraska county

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:03:07 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A block from Nebraska's Capitol, with its unique one-chamber, nonpartisan Legislature, is the lobbying office of Bill Mueller and Kim Robak, who embody the make-it-work spirit of this city: They're husband and wife, Republican and Democrat.

  • Feds: Refugee from Yugoslavia hid service in war crime unit

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:39:14 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a man who served in a military unit engaged in war crimes in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s has been charged in federal court in Ohio for not disclosing that on immigration documents.

  • European nationalists find common ground _ for now

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:08:58 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — They are the would-be Donald Trumps of Europe and they are coming together in a bid to gain influence in some of the continent's most powerful nations.

  • California withdraws immigrant health care request

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:20:25 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Wednesday withdrew their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

  • AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:33:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400.

  • To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:44:13 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker's proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation.

  • Little Syria exhibition moves into old New York neighborhood

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:34:53 GMT

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An exhibition chronicling a Middle Eastern community that once flourished in Lower Manhattan is moving into the old neighborhood.

  • Haiti leader promises IDs for migrants in Dominican Republic

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:04:11 GMT

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Haiti's president-elect is pledging to provide national ID cards to migrants in the neighboring Dominican Republic so they can apply for a legal residency program.

  • AP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leave

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:40:42 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections and has declared a state of emergency, and parliament has voted to extend his term by three months. On Thursday, President-elect Adama Barrow intends to go through with his inauguration, with the support of the international community. Here's a look at the crisis.

  • EU, UK take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:06:35 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — European Union leaders on Wednesday punctured U.K. optimism about a smooth and mutually beneficial divorce between Britain and the EU, declaring that, no matter what British Prime Theresa May thinks, Britain can't dictate the terms of the separation.

  • Senegal troops heading for Gambia border, say residents

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:18:36 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Witnesses confirm that Senegalese troops are moving toward the Gambian border from two sides as pressure mounts for Gambia's president to step down.

  • Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:26:44 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law.

  • Cubans bemoan end of 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:04:49 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here.

  • The Latest: US hopes Brexit talks can avoid economic turmoil

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:50:11 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):

  • The Latest: UKIP chief praises May for strong Brexit speech

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:38:44 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):

  • The Latest: Le Pen praises UK's May for strong Brexit speech

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:20:04 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):

  • The Latest: Spanish PM: Let's get Brexit negotiations done

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:11:11 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):