Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian parliament for the populist Progress Party, said Trump should be considered because of his work “for a peace […]

Book: Trump said of virus, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. “You just breathe […]

DOJ asks to defend Trump in rape accuser’s defamation suit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump’s defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded. […]

Trump denies calling US war dead ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

DELRAY BEACH, FLa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is angrily denying a report that he made disparaging remarks about U.S. service members who have been captured or killed, including that he described American war dead at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 as “losers” and “suckers.” “This is more made up Fake News […]

Trump faces pushback for urging people to vote twice as test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing a backlash for urging voters in North Carolina to vote by mail and then try to vote again in person to test the mail-in ballot system in the Nov. 3 election. Trump was asked by a television reporter during his trip Wednesday to Wilmington, North Carolina, if […]

Trump takes jab at Biden during V-J Day visit to battleship

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As thunderstorms threatened, President Donald Trump sped through a V-J Day speech on Wednesday, trumpeting American strength and managing to squeeze in a swipe at Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump stood before an iconic World War II-era battleship to declare the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, a World War II […]

Trump’s big night: Expect talk of GOP progress, Dem anarchy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president with a dark convention speech that painted a dystopian portrait of America in decline and he offered a singular solution: himself. As he prepares to deliver his second acceptance speech on Thursday, the president faces a country in crisis, one […]

Brady leads Delaware delegation in nominating Trump for president

DOVER — Wearing a Colonial-style tri-cornered hat with the spotlight shining on her at the Republican National Convention Monday, Jane Brady began with a lesson on Delaware history. “It was a dark and stormy night July 1, 1776 when Caesar Rodney rode his horse (north to) Philadelphia (and arrived on July 2) to break the […]

Republicans nominate Trump to take on Biden in the fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Republican Party formally nominated President Donald Trump for a second term in the White House Monday, one of the first acts of a GOP convention that has been dramatically scaled down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Instead of the thousands of people who were expected to converge on […]

Appeals court won’t step in for now on Trump tax records

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday it wouldn’t step in right away to delay New York prosecutors’ effort to get President Donald Trump’s tax records, potentially leaving the Supreme Court as his most promising option to block prosecutors’ subpoena. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Trump’s request to immediately […]