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Schwarzenegger on Trump approval ratings: 'You got swamped'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning the table on Donald Trump by taking to social media to criticize the president's own approval ratings. Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter referencing a new Gallup poll that showed Trump's approval rating at 39 percent, down 6 points from a week earlier. Schwarzenegger tells Trump, "The ratings are in and you got swamped.

Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better US relations

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island's citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to visit and the expansion of private business ownership. In a poll of 840 people taken in Cuba late last year by the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago, 55 percent said that normal relations with the U.S.

Analysis: Trump collides with reality on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump. Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russia as "fake news," FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real. The FBI chief also repeatedly insisted there was no evidence to back up Trump's explosive claim that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper. And Adm.

Analysis: Reality catching up with Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump. Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russia as "fake news," FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real. The FBI chief also repeatedly insisted there was no evidence to back up Trump's explosive claim that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper. And Adm.

State Sen. Biss says he's running for Illinois governor

CHICAGO (AP) -- State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday he's running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The former University of Chicago math professor from Evanston said during an announcement streamed live via Facebook that it's time to take the state back from special interests that have controlled both parties.

Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. "You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek, Florida.

Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. "You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek, Florida.

APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct rose across the board at the schools, The Associated Press has learned. The new data underscore the challenge in stemming bad behavior by young people at the military college campuses, despite a slew of programs designed to prevent assaults, help victims and encourage them to come forward.

GOP looking to avoid lengthy health care debate Dems faced

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It took former President Barack Obama and his Democratic backers more than a year to pass the Affordable Care Act, a slow and painstaking process that allowed plenty of time for a fierce backlash to ignite, undermining the law from the very start. Republicans are trying to avoid that pitfall as they attempt to fulfill years' worth of promises to repeal and replace Obama's law.

As incivility hits new depths, many are working to combat it

NEW YORK (AP) -- In state capitals, lawmakers attend workshops on how to avoid demonizing their opponents. On a college campus, students re-enact hard-fought debates that led to great compromises at the country's founding. Even a summer camp is aiming to give children the tools to show respect in the face of disagreement.

GOP acts fast on health care, aims to avoid ire Dems faced

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It took former President Barack Obama and his Democrats more than a year to pass the Affordable Care Act, a slow and painstaking process that allowed plenty of time for a fierce backlash to ignite, undermining the law from the very start. Republicans are trying to avoid that pitfall as they attempt to fulfill years' worth of promises to repeal and replace Obama's law.

Casey Anthony: 'A lot of parallels' to OJ Simpson's case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Casey Anthony, the Florida woman dubbed by cable TV show hosts as "the most hated mom in America" after she was accused of killing her toddler, told The Associated Press in a series of exclusive interviews that she sees parallels in her case with that of another famous American trial: that of O.J. Simpson.

Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Where immigrants are concerned, James Wright is OK with people who are here legally, as well as illegally -- if they haven't committed crimes. But turn the talk specifically to the risks and benefits of admitting refugees to the U.S., and the New Jersey resident gives a fraught sigh. "It's hard not to be conflicted," said Wright, 26, an independent who supports President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban on certain foreigners.

Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Where immigrants are concerned, James Wright is OK with people who are here legally, as well as illegally -- if they haven't committed crimes. But turn the talk specifically to the risks and benefits of admitting refugees to the U.S., and the New Jersey resident gives a fraught sigh. "It's hard not to be conflicted," said Wright, 26, an independent who supports President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban on certain foreigners.

Argentine clean-up president Macri finds scandals of his own

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Mauricio Macri, who arrived to Argentina's presidency vowing to clean up corruption, now finds himself ensnared in scandals of his own. Federal prosecutors are investigating at least six cases involving Macri, some of them the outgrowth of his family's extensive business holdings. Allegations range from influence trafficking to money laundering.

Not so urgent anymore? Trump's new travel ban delayed

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump was barely in office when he signed an executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. There was not a moment to waste, he said, because any delay would allow the "bad dudes" to rush into the U.S. Then federal courts struck down his ban. The White House said a new version would be coming. That was a month ago. The urgency seems to have faded.