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Virus briefings are the new campaign rallies for Trump

The pandemic has put the kibosh on President Donald Trump’s signature campaign rallies, so he has a new daily ritual: the coronavirus briefing.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Iconic plant’s end spells doom for struggling coal industry

A coal plant in western Kentucky has shut down, marking a defeat for coal, President Trump and other top politicians who tried to keep it open.


Trump extends Real ID deadline amid coronavirus crisis

President Donald Trump said Monday that he is pushing back the deadline for when Americans will be required to have the new Real ID credential to board domestic flights.


Trump’s dilemma: how to protect both health and economy

Tensions are rising in Washington between those who argue the country needs to get back up and running to prevent an irrecoverable depression, and medical experts who warn that, unless …


N Korea says Trump’s letter offers anti-virus cooperation

North Korea says President Donald Trump has sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the viral …


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Trump calls himself ‘wartime president’ as he battles virus

Describing himself as a “wartime president” fighting an invisible enemy, President Donald Trump invoked rarely used emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against the coronavirus pandemic. Trump also signed …


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Disaster declaration opens Spokane County businesses to government loans

Most counties in the state of Washington, including Spokane County, have been designated disaster areas, which qualifies area business owners to apply for loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration …


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

China will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country.


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Trump changes tone, gets real on virus threat

He called on the country to come together. He warned of pain to come. And he deferred to the nation’s public health experts while at least momentarily putting aside petty …


US airlines seek billions in aid as outbreak cripples travel

U.S. airlines are asking the federal government for grants, loans and tax relief that could easily top $50 billion to help them recover from a sharp downturn in travel because …


As virus roils markets, Trump again threatens Fed chairman

President Donald Trump says he has the power to fire or demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, adding new fuel to his criticism of the central bank’s leader as the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Trump tests negative for virus; White House begins screening

President Donald Trump’s doctor says the president has tested negative for the new coronavirus.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Trump declares virus emergency; Pelosi announces aid deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration reached an agreement Friday on a coronavirus aid package to reassure anxious Americans by providing sick pay, free testing and other resources …


Biden to press contrast with Trump in coronavirus address

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is to deliver an address on the coronavirus on Thursday, less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from the Oval …


Trump ban on travel from Europe escalates pain for airlines

President Trump is banning most Europeans from entering the United States for 30 days in a bid to slow down the spread of the coronavirus


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Official: White House didn’t want to tell seniors not to fly

A federal official says the White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of …


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Venezuela on agenda for Trump’s meeting with Brazil’s leader

President Donald Trump is refusing to commit to continue holding off on hitting Brazil with tariffs on imports of its aluminum and steel


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Trump ‘not concerned’ as coronavirus cases rise in D.C. area

President Donald Trump says he isn’t concerned that the coronavirus is getting closer to the nation’s capital and the White House.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s sunny side up take on coronavirus

Trump’s plentiful and sometimes inaccurate comments on the outbreak this past week prompted the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., to suggest …


Trump says he spoke to a Taliban leader, had ‘good talk’

President Donald Trump is confirming that he spoke on the phone to a leader of the Taliban, making him the first U.S. president believed to ever speak directly with the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Trump campaign sues Washington Post over opinion columns asserting link to Russian election interference

President Donald Trump’s campaign sued The Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday over two opinion columns published last year that alleged a connection between the campaign and Russian election interference. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Trump won’t extend spy powers without reforms, senator says

President Donald Trump is getting more deeply involved in the dispute among Republicans over what to do about expiring surveillance powers used by the FBI, meeting with Attorney General William …


Trump at CPAC: 90 minutes of name calling, mocking rivals

Rallying conservatives eights months before the election, Trump mocked the height of Democratic candidate and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg, crouching at the lectern for dramatic effect, called Sen. …


Trump seeks high court approval to speed deportations

The man slipped into the U.S. and made it just 25 yards from the Mexican border before he was arrested


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Trump misidentifies first coronavirus fatality in U.S. as a woman; new travel restrictions announced

The White House also announced new travel restrictions on Iran, South Korea and Italy. The Trump administration said Saturday that the existing travel ban on Iran would extend to foreign …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Security adviser: I’ve seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says he has not seen any intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to get the president re-elected


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

2016 again? Russia back to stirring chaos in U.S. election

Just weeks into the 2020 election cycle, intelligence officials have concluded that Russia already is actively interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign


Trump expected to raise $10 million during Florida stop

President Donald Trump is mixing reelection business with pleasure during a weekend stop at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.


Trump, Barr fuel Justice Department turmoil over cases tied to White House

In the span of five days, Barr revealed that he’s established a private channel for Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to relay his allegations on Ukraine and ordered prosecutors to …


Iran: Trump wrong if he thinks Tehran regime will collapse

Iran’s foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American “maximum pressure” campaign will cause the government in Tehran to collapse.