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Trump's gyrations on NAFTA cause a flurry of head-scratching

In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump smiles during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

President Donald Trump campaigned on an "America First" trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China's trade practices.

Minnesota GOP meets to pick new party chair in hopes of turning party around

Current Minnesota GOP Chairman Keith Downey, who worked to reduce the party's debt, is not running for re-election and may run for governor.

Activists hope Saturday's meeting in St. Cloud is the start of a busy 2018 election year.

North Carolina gov in court over election oversight revision

Judges are hearing whether North Carolina's Republican lawmakers are acting constitutionally as they again seek to neuter the new Democratic governor's oversight of state and local elections.

Trump seeks to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretary

Alex Acosta has been confirmed as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office.

Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

Donald Trump, darling of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta.

A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.


Tevlin: Lisa Goodman has proved she's a nice hue of blue
Jon Tevlin

  On a gorgeous Saturday morning, Lisa Goodman sat alone on a grassy hillside in Bryn Mawr, collecting her thoughts. She was about to go…

Minn. GOP Chairman Downey attacks deputy as election nears
Hot Dish Politics

GOP Party Chairman Keith Downey released a letter to a party committee questioning the judgment and competency of Deputy Chairman Chris Fields just days ahead of the election for party officers in St. Cloud Saturday.


In invasive species battle, thinking outside the cage works

A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest.


Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. But at least the government probably won't be shut down — for at least another week.


AP FACT CHECK: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up

Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of the claims coming out of the White House about it.


Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law

Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed around the state in the shadows of the law.


Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there's renewed momentum to fight back against Trump administration policies.


Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longer

Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again.


A glance at some of the recent executions around the globe

Arkansas executed a fourth inmate in eight days, and The Associated Press checked into executions during the same period in other countries where the death…


3 Arkansas execution drugs used for surgery, cardiac cases

Arkansas' execution protocol includes three drugs, two of which are used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients. A look at the drugs:


Asia-based FIFA official pleads guilty to corruption charges

An Asia-based FIFA official has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to charges relating to bribery and corruption in elections for soccer's world governing body.


Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice, says he's taking a family vacation until Monday.