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The Latest: Trump: US needs 'people with training' for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump’s job training initiative (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump says nearly two dozen companies and trade organizations are signing his pledge to provide job training and apprenticeship programs as a way to boost the U.S. economy.


p>Trump said Thursday …

Russia actively using fake news and propaganda to sow discord in U.S.: FBI director Wray

Russia is actively using fake news and propaganda to sow discord in the United States, much like during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday.


p>Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Mr. Wray accused of Moscow of continued meddling after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday …

White House rejects Putin's proposal to interrogate Americans

The White House rejected Thursday a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to allow Moscow to interrogate Americans, including former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.


p>”It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it,” said White House press secretary Sarah …

Trump pushing job training as employers search for workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.


p>Trump is set to hold a White House event with corporate leaders, workers and students to promote apprenticeships, vocational opportunities and …

Republicans vote down Democrats' motion to subpoena Trump's translator

Republicans voted down a motion introduced by two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to subpoena President Trump’s translator.

Committee members Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell, both of California, announced the congressional vote on Twitter.


p>Mr. Schiff said the move was “an extraordinary remedy,” but the president’s rhetoric …

US general reviewing Trump's year-old Afghan war strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The general overseeing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan said Thursday he is taking a fresh look at the war strategy President Donald Trump announced nearly a year ago.


p>Gen. Joseph Votel said his assessment is designed to consider adjustments that could improve prospects for achieving the goal …

Republicans block subpoena for Helsinki summit translator

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have blocked a move to subpoena the American translator from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


p>The panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Thursday he wanted the translator, …

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with “unlimited” range.


p>The Defense Ministry made a string of announcements about progress on the weapons, unveiled in a speech by President Vladimir Putin …