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  • Supreme Court refuses to block dark money court ruling

    Dark money groups will be required to disclose the identities of some anonymous donors after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop a lower court’s ruling from taking effect. Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit Republican group at the center of the case, had asked the high court to put a decision on hold while […]
  • US-China trade war could soon pose a serious economic threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking better-skilled workers, Cedar Electronics decided last year to return some of its manufacturing to the United States from the Philippines, only to run smack into a worsening U.S.-China trade war. Cedar makes radar and laser detection systems. When it shifted the assembly of those machines to Westchester, Ohio, it provided jobs […]
  • Feinstein’s opponent seizes on her role in Kavanaugh fight

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they’re united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein is playing a central role […]
  • AP Explains: Big few weeks for Mueller in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been busy. In just the last two weeks, the special counsel has secured the cooperation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, dispensed with the case of the campaign aide who triggered the Russia probe and signaled he’s squeezed all the information he needs out of former national security […]
  • Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. “Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower eligible voters isn’t just something we can do — […]
  • The Latest: GOP governor candidate’s sign untied from noose

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home has […]
  • Mattis dismissive of news reports of tension with Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday dismissed recent news reports that tensions between him and President Donald Trump point to his exit soon. Asked by a reporter whether such reports should be taken seriously, he replied, “No. I wouldn’t take it seriously at all. It’s like most of those kind of things […]
  • Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

    PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. Despite their starkly different biographies — he the 93-year-old peanut farmer who entered Deep South politics amid Jim Crow segregation, she the 44-year-old Atlanta attorney […]
  • Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday confirmed Trump’s travel plans to North Carolina, which bore the brunt of the powerful storm. Days after the hurricane rolled through, the region is dealing with massive […]
  • Can allegation against Kavanaugh lead to criminal charges?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been calling on the FBI to investigate a woman’s claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. What they’re asking for, though, isn’t a criminal investigation that could lead to charges. Instead, they want the FBI to examine Christine Blasey Ford’s […]
  • In Iowa, McAuliffe says he’s not ruling out 2020 campaign

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he’s not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground. And while he said a decision remains months away, the former Democratic National […]
  • White House sets ‘new direction’ in biodefense strategy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for deliberate biological attacks and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. The goal of the strategy, which was required by Congress, is to more effectively prevent, prepare for and respond to […]
  • EPA’s top watchdog quits amid probes of agency’s leadership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog office announced his retirement Tuesday, leaving subordinates to pursue ongoing ethics probes involving former EPA chief Scott Pruitt and his team. Arthur A. Elkins Jr., inspector general for the agency since 2010, said in a statement he was leaving for an unspecified job […]
  • The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The president of Poland is telling President Donald Trump that he’d like the U.S. to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump. Trump says that he’s considering the idea […]
  • Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department and boosts military pay by 2.6 […]
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