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Border Patrol aims to add to its ranks

SAN DIEGO - The Border Patrol's parent agency would exempt many veterans and law enforcement officers from a hiring requirement to take a lie-detector test under a proposal to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents, according to a memo released by the agents' union.

March 08, 2017 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press | Associated Press


Bacon, soda and too few nuts

CHICAGO - Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

March 07, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill

WASHINGTON - A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for Obamacare.

March 07, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs new anti-terror travel ban

WASHINGTON - Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise. His order still bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shuts down America's refugee program.

March 06, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees

WASHINGTON - Where immigrants are concerned, James Wright is OK with people who are here legally, as well as illegally - if they haven't committed crimes. But turn the talk specifically to the risks and benefits of admitting refugees to the U.S., and the New Jersey resident gives a fraught sigh.

March 06, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump claims Obama had phones wiretapped

PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of having Trump Tower telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, a startling claim that Obama's spokesman said was false.

March 04, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

WASHINGTON - Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election. He acted after revelations he twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign and failed to say so when pressed by Congress.

March 02, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


A fast learner

WASHINGTON - Most mornings, President Donald Trump gathers business leaders, union executives or others at the White House for made-for-television meetings meant to project the image of a can-do chief executive.

March 01, 2017 | By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump sees 'new chapter of American greatness' in big speech

WASHINGTON - Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system, significantly boosting military spending and plunging $1 trillion into upgrading crumbling infrastructure.

February 28, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Jewish centers cope with bomb threats

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery.

February 28, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

PORTLAND, Ore. - In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense.

February 27, 2017 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press | Associated Press


In Trump's speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

February 25, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON - Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

February 21, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.

February 20, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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US jobs data show some scars from recession finally healing

WASHINGTON - A burst of hiring in April provided reassurance for the U.S. economy after a slow start to the year: Job growth returned to ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Joyful House Republicans vote to repeal reviled 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united ...

May 04, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


House to vote on health care bill Thursday

WASHINGTON - The House will vote Thursday on the GOP's long-sought legislation to repeal and replace portions of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care ...

May 03, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Salt in, grains out: USDA relaxes school meal rules

LEESBURG, Va. - Schools won't have to cut more salt from meals just yet, and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains ...

May 01, 2017 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump on American Civil War: Why couldn't they have worked that out?

NEW YORK - The U.S. president had a historical question: Why did America's Civil War happen? "Why could that one not have been worked ...

May 01, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

ATLANTA (AP) - President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on ...

April 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the nation's tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him ...

April 27, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff

SEOUL, South Korea - In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had ...

April 25, 2017 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press | Associated Press


Artificial womb offers hope for tiniest preemies

WASHINGTON - Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely ...

April 25, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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