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    The Latest: Yoder calls Trump ‘presidential’ on Afghanistan

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder’s town hall meeting. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder says President Donald Trump was “presidential” in outlining his strategy for the war in Afghanistan but still needs to sell his policies because Americans are war weary. Yoder told reporters Tuesday evening […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan, Fort Myer in Arlington Va. Behind the detail-scarce rhetoric of the new Afghanistan strategy, elements of President Donald Trump's broader approach to foreign conflicts emerge: secret military plans, no "nation-building" and a reliance on regional players to squeeze wayward nations and extremist groups. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) National News

    A ‘Trump Doctrine’? Clues in his new Afghanistan plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to America’s most pressing national security concerns begin to emerge, consistent with his efforts in […]
  • National News

    US amends info request related to Inauguration Day protest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department clarified but also defended a request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests, attempting to address concerns that the records demand is sweeping and unconstitutional. Prosecutors in a court filing Tuesday said a warrant they obtained for information about the site […]
  • President Donald Trump speaks aside to members of the Office of Air and Marine of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection during a tour of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border equipment at their airport hanger at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Yuma, Ariz. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    The Latest: Arizona governor greets president on tarmac

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona (all times PDT): 4:45 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was among the state officials who greeted President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the airport tarmac after they arrived in Phoenix. Ducey shook Trump’s hand, tweeted “Welcome to Arizona, Mr. […]
  • People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as planned to host a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York) National News

    Trump protesters flood downtown Phoenix

    PHOENIX (AP) — Protesters engaged in minor scuffles and shouting matches with President Donald Trump supporters on Tuesday as hundreds of people lined up to get inside a rally that marks his first political event since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Phoenix leaders are on high alert in the aftermath of the deadly protests in […]
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to discuss Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    US cuts, delays $300 million in aid to Egypt, citing rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday cut nearly $100 million in military and economic aid to Egypt and delayed almost $200 million more in military financing to Egypt, pending human rights improvements and action to ease harsh restrictions on civic and other non-governmental groups. The moves underscore the administration’s delicate diplomacy with Egypt, […]
  • Lifestyle

    Kansas congressman in district Trump lost faces town hall

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican congressman in a Kansas district that President Donald Trump narrowly lost last year was expected to face tough questions about health care and other issues Tuesday night during a town hall meeting, with national Democrats already targeting him. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s event in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump walk across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., for the return flight to the Washington. The White House is appealing to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump’s young son, Barron.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) National News

    White House renews request for privacy for Trump’s young son

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday renewed its request to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump’s young son, Barron, after a conservative news and opinion website criticized the casual attire he wore home after the family’s summer vacation. The 11-year-old wore shorts, a T-shirt that said “On Your Mark Tiger […]
  • National News

    Appeals court: Energy officials missed in pipeline review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington appeals court says federal energy regulators fell short in evaluating the environmental impact of a natural gas pipeline that’s carrying gas through Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday agreed with the Sierra Club in ruling that officials needed more […]
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    Iowa GOP leader accused of stalking, threatening ex-fiancée

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Republican Party leader who is running for state treasurer has been ordered to stay away from his ex-fiancée after allegedly threatening her and admittedly using her iTunes account’s “Find iPhone” app to track her whereabouts. A judge this month granted a temporary restraining order against former U.S. Army […]
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to discuss Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) National News

    US notes NKorea ‘restraint,’ points to possible dialogue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday commended North Korea for recent restraint in its provocations and said it could point the way to a possible dialogue with the U.S. It was rare positive expression from the U.S. toward the authoritarian government in Pyongyang and comes amid a slight easing in recent […]
  • FILE- In this July 25, 2017 file photo, construction continues on the spans of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, right, as vehicles make their way on the the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River, near Tarrytown, N.Y. President Donald Trump’s road to getting legislation through Congress this year to restore the nation’s crumbling infrastructure appears increasingly precarious.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) National News

    Trump’s path to boosting infrastructure full of potholes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s road to getting legislation through Congress this year to restore the nation’s crumbling infrastructure appears increasingly precarious. Trump has yet to release a plan despite his campaign pledge to create jobs by building bigger and better transportation and other types of infrastructure projects. Administration officials have said a plan […]
  • FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump answer questions regarding the ongoing situation in North Korea, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The Palestinians are hoping for some clear answers from the U.S. when White House envoy Jared Kushner returns to the region this week. Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, is expected to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, as he tries to restart talks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) AP

    Palestinians seek answers from US envoy Kushner

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians are hoping for some clear answers on key disputes with Israel from U.S. envoy Jared Kushner when he returns to the region this week, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday. The Palestinians have shown increasing signs of impatience in recent days, saying that after more than six months […]
  • Vice President Mike Pence, with students from Cornerstone Schools, watches the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) National News

    Pence says Confederate statues are state, local decision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says state and local authorities should make decisions about Confederate statues, and he calls himself “someone who believes in more monuments, not less monuments.” As for the fate of Confederate statues at the U.S. Capitol, Pence says it’s up to states to pick the figures represented. He tells […]
  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then-fiancee, Louise Linton, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Linton responded to a social media critic on Aug. 21, 2017, telling the mother of three that that she was “adorably out of touch.” Mnuchin and Linton were married in June. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File) AP

    Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a glam shot that got ugly. The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dove headlong into a social media skirmish this week, blasting a critic of her Instagram post highlighting her high fashion choices. Calling the commenter “adorably out of touch,” Louise Linton suggested she and Mnuchin contributed more to […]
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