WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.
The Latest on planning for a U.S-North Korea summit (all times EDT): 9:50 p.m. South Korea's Foreign Ministry says U.S. and North Korean officials are engaged in talks to prepare for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The ministry said in a release Monday the U.S.-North Korean talks were taking place at the Korean border village of Panmunjom. It refused to provide more details.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a story May 26 about the release of an American jailed in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. government had imposed sanctions on Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. It has not. A corrected version of the story is below: Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) - Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp fighting hard to win a second term, Hunte-Beaubrun is staying on the sidelines.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little-known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the congressman's job. What was once a political kinship forged around the values of the Reagan revolution has deteriorated into a nasty rivalry in a state where Republicans can scarcely afford it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years. A week ago the chances of Holt's long ordeal ending any time soon looked slim.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The White House is thanking the government of Venezuela for releasing an American held in jail for two years but adding that U.S. policy toward the Maduro regime isn't changing.