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Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:35am

President Donald Trump heads into one of his most challenging weeks, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline, and readying for a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

More Venezuelans struggle in US as their country implodes

Gisela Salomon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:23am

People crowd outside a church near Miami's international airport, chatting about family and friends left behind in Caracas, Valencia and Maracaibo as they wait more than an hour to receive rice, beans, yogurt and other food for their families.

Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:34am

At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs.

Tony Gwynn Jr. follows dad in brewing as well as baseball

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:53am

Wearing safety goggles and glancing at his watch, Tony Gwynn Jr. waits for the right moment to add hops to a kettle of boiling water and malted barley as he tweaks his craft beer recipe on a two-keg system dwarfed by giant tanks at AleSmith Brewing Co.

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:20am

The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.

Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:23am

U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government.

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:24am

Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums.

Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutback

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:22am

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures.

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:11am

Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:31am

An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.

The Latest: Pence wraps up Aussie visit at famed opera house

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:13am

The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local):

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:54pm

Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:54pm

Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:50pm

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

AP FACT CHECK: When Trump takes credit and assigns blame

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:45pm

One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump's public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It's a tendency that consistently lands him in trouble with history, either recent or long ago, and has been on display as he approaches his 100th day in office.

The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:10pm

The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local):

Authorities drop 33 cases against Dakota Access protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:06pm

Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court records show.

American Airlines investigates after video shows mom in tears

Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton CNN  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:35pm

American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and a flight attendant aboard one of its flights.

APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:00pm

Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients.

Bill for congresswoman's shooting memorial fails in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:54pm

Lawmakers are walking away from a proposal to spend state money on a memorial to mark the 2011 shooting that targeted then-Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six people.