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  • Supreme Court upholds Virginia man’s gun conviction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a Virginia man’s conviction on a gun charge. The Supreme Court issued its decision Friday. The case the court ruled on involves Michael Currier, who was charged with breaking into a home in 2012 and helping steal a safe with cash and guns. He was also charged […]
  • The Latest: Trump threatens 20 percent tariffs on EU cars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 10:44 a.m. President Donald Trump is threatening to slap a 20 percent tariff on cars from the European Union. In a tweet Friday, Trump complains about EU trade barriers and vowed “if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken […]
  • 2 Senate rivals get attention for different reasons

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Republican and Democrat hoping to unseat Maine’s popular independent Sen. Angus King are getting some attention, one for his arrest, the other for his dance moves. Democrat Zak Ringelstein traveled to the Mexico border where he was arrested Friday while attempting to deliver water, toys and books to children imprisoned […]
  • Michigan State board rejects effort to oust president

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s governing board rejected an effort to oust the school’s interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar. Trustee Brian Mosallam tried to […]
  • Trump: DeSantis has “full endorsement” for Florida governor

    TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving his “full endorsement” to U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s wide open race for governor. Trump tweeted out his support for the Republican on Friday. He’s vying for the GOP nomination and recent polls have shown him trailing Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Putnam also has raised […]
  • Trump lets bygones be bygones as he backs Roby in Alabama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is letting bygones be bygones as he endorses embattled Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby for re-election. Trump tweeted on Friday: “Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda.” Roby had publicly withdrawn her endorsement of Trump in the […]
  • The Latest: Trump says Dems are spreading phony border tales

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 10:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of circulating “phony stories of sadness and grief,” amid a global uproar over his ‘zero tolerance’ policy for illegal border crossings. Calling for a “strong” border, he says: “We cannot allow our Country to be overrun […]
  • Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent to the head of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement questions […]
  • Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from “Great Society” Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died. He was 68. His Thursday death was announced by two organizations that were longtime employers, […]
  • Colorado’s independent voters get voice in party primaries

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state’s largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election. The 2016 initiative allows Colorado’s 1.2 million active independent voters […]
  • Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained migrants — was made by the Department of Health and Human Services […]
  • Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25. The new “medically confirmed” worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from Cuba after reporting symptoms. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert […]
  • Trump tweet: GOP should stop wasting time on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation until after the November elections. GOP leaders said they’d press on anyway, but his comments further damaged their attempt to win over wavering lawmakers for a measure already facing likely defeat. A little […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims progress on NKorea nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trumpeting results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that get ahead of reality. He is declaring that North Korea has already begun ridding itself fully of nuclear weapons following an agreement with Kim in Singapore earlier this month, even though his Defense Department says […]
  • Hope, despair in poetry by immigrant children in US lockup

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young immigrants held in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope. For a handful of immigrants who came to the U.S. from Central America — many as unaccompanied minors […]
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