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Thousands of demonstrators across U.S. say 'not my president'

posted: 02/20/2017 3:51 p.m. Comment 1

Thousands of demonstrators across the U.S. have turned out to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day.

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

posted: 02/20/2017 2:36 p.m. Discuss

PALM BEACH, Fla — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

PHOTO: American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

posted: 02/20/2017 1:50 p.m. Comments 2

BRUSSELS — The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels.

Woman faces murder charge in baby's starvation death

posted: 02/20/2017 11:34 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO — Authorities say a Chicago woman faces a first-degree murder charge accusing her of starving her 2-month-old son to death in 2014.

VIDEO: Pence tries to reassure Europeans on U.S. support

posted: 02/20/2017 11:19 a.m. Comment 1

BRUSSELS — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.

Homeland Security Department drafts new guidelines on detaining, deporting immigrants

posted: 02/20/2017 11:12 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has drafted new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.

Trump focuses efforts on filling security post

posted: 02/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- President Donald Trump met with contenders for national security adviser at his Palm Beach club Sunday, hoping to fill the job in the coming days as he seeks to refocus his administration.

Trump's remarks on terror baffle Swedes

posted: 02/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

LONDON -- Swedes have been scratching their heads in response to President Donald Trump's remarks Saturday that suggested a major event had occurred in the Scandinavian country. The president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.

Remember 1st Americans, Indians say

posted: 02/20/2017 2:58 a.m. Discuss

BOSTON -- American Indians hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

FTC probing use of vehicle disablers

posted: 02/20/2017 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Auto loans to Americans with poor credit have been booming, and many finance companies, credit unions and auto dealers are using technologies to track the location of borrowers’ vehicles in case they need to repossess them.

SpaceX launches from Florida

updated: 02/20/2017 2:57 a.m. Discuss

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

Democrat to give up election panel seat

updated: 02/20/2017 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Ann Ravel, one of the three Democratic appointees on the deeply divided Federal Election Commission, announced Sunday that she will leave her post on March 1, setting up one of the first tests of how President Donald Trump will approach campaign-finance regulation.

Crisis underscores peril at nation's aging dams

updated: 02/20/2017 2:54 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Nearly 12 years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms.

Iran won't be cowed by U.S., envoy says

updated: 02/20/2017 2:50 a.m. Discuss

MUNICH -- Iran's foreign minister on Sunday brushed aside recent pressure from the United States, declaring at the Munich Security Conference that his country is unmoved by threats but responds well to respect.

The Nation in Brief

updated: 02/20/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Californians face new flood warnings

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