Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017. There are 134 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1...

Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona politicians have invoked the "rule of law" for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one — no matter who you are —...

Hollywood's hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks

NEW YORK (AP) — Piracy has been a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk. The r...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea regio...

Trump approves plan to create independent cyber command

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a Pentagon plan to create an independent cyber command to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other foes. ...

Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering America's possibly generation-defining question about China's emerging superpower status — but his call for an "economic war...

The Latest: School board hopes ouster ends distractions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York education commissioner's decision to remove one-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino from the Buffalo school board (all times lo...

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's sc...

Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry...

Interior secretary removes 1 California monument from review

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will not recommend that any changes be made to the Sand to Snow National Monument in Southern California. Zinke says in a statem...

Obama's post-Charlottesville message most-liked tweet ever

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says President Barack Obama's tweet in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend has taken the crown as the platform's most-liked post ever. ...

In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest

Remarks by President Donald Trump following a discussion on infrastructure with top advisers, followed by a Q-and-A with journalists, as transcribed by Federal News Service: __ ...

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for a popular type of individual health care plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his thr...

Trump leaves top strategist's future in limbo: 'We'll see'

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is saying "we'll see what happens" with top strategist Steve Bannon. The president refused to express confidence in Bannon during an impromptu ...