The Associated Press

June 15, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for his "border czar" says he's not accepting the job — at least "as of right now." The former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director, Tom Homan, tells Fox News that Trump's announcement that he would rejoin the administration to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 file photo, Rodney Smith Jr., founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, looks skyward while talking with homeowner Irene Renee Jolly in Huntsville, Ala. Inspired to provide free lawn care several years ago, Smith said he has now completed a quest to provide free lawn care for veterans in every U.S. state, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
June 14, 2019 - 3:51 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states. Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Friday that he's headed home from Hawaii after cutting grass in Oahu. He got to his last state with help from Delta Air Lines. He says he will now continue...
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June 14, 2019 - 3:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union finance ministers say Italy's high debt contravenes EU rules and that the country should face penalties for failing to comply. Mario Centeno, who chairs meetings of finance ministers from the 19 countries using the euro currency, said Friday that they agree with a...
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FILE - In this April1 14, 2018, file photo, then-Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie speaks during a media availability at the Pentagon in Washington. McKenzie, the Marine general overseeing the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan says the Islamic State affiliate there has hopes of attacking the U.S. homeland. But McKenzie says the extremist group’s aspirations are being frustrated by American counterterrorism operations in its strongholds in northeastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 12, 2019 - 8:33 pm
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — The Islamic State group in Afghanistan is a "very worrisome" threat to the United States, and U.S. counterterrorism efforts have yet to shrink its extremist ambitions, a senior American general said Wednesday. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie said IS would be hard...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a town hall meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
June 11, 2019 - 7:03 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults — sometimes almost simultaneously— as they stumped across Iowa in split-screen moments that could preview a ferocious fight ahead if the two face off for the presidency next year. Biden's name...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane is shown on the assembly line during a brief media tour of Boeing's 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. With the 737 Max jet still grounded after two deadly crashes, deliveries of new Boeing jets are falling far behind last year's pace. Boeing said Tuesday, June 11, 2019, that it delivered 30 commercial airliners during May, down 56% from the 68 it made in May 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 11, 2019 - 5:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — With the 737 Max jet still grounded after two deadly crashes, deliveries of new Boeing jets are falling far behind last year's pace. Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 30 commercial airliners during May, down 56% from the 68 it made in May 2018. Deliveries of 737s plummeted from...
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June 10, 2019 - 10:12 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda says that negotiations to increase the U.S. military presence in Poland have concluded and were a success. The comments came days before Duda's visit in Washington with President Donald Trump this week. Citing concerns over Russia's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo a car travels down historic Route 66 toward Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
June 08, 2019 - 7:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway. Officials in Albuquerque want to see improvements to a barren stretch of Route 66 in an area that some complain is a forgotten part of the city, KRQE-TV reports ...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo window washers work on Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. On Thursday, June 6, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 06, 2019 - 7:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at a strong 3.4% rate in the January-March quarter, the best showing in more than four years. It is an encouraging sign that productivity may finally be improving after a long stretch of weakness. The first quarter gain was more than double the 1.3% increase...
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This Nov. 20, 2018, photo shows the logos of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault at car dealerships in Kawaguchi, north of Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan wasn’t consulted about a proposed merger between its French alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler and has little say over the issue. Partnering with a colossal Renault-Fiat Chrysler could help Nissan slash costs on shared components and research. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 11:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — Renault says an internal audit with partner Nissan found 11 million euros in questionable expenses at their Dutch-based holding allegedly linked to ousted chief Carlos Ghosn. In a statement Tuesday night, the French carmaker recommended joint Renault-Nissan legal action in the...
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