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  • Army bill for public records on contaminant: About $300,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has put a price tag on releasing the results of water tests for a dangerous contaminant at military installations: nearly $300,000. In a March 12 letter, the Army told the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group, that the military would charge the group $290,400 to provide records of water […]
  • Happy birthday! Trump’s youngest son, Barron, turns 13

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A teenager is calling the White House home again. President Donald Trump’s youngest child, Barron, turned 13 on Wednesday, the first day of spring break at the Maryland private school where he’s a seventh-grader. Barron and his mother, Melania Trump, are keeping to tradition and spending the break at their Palm Beach, […]
  • AP-NORC Poll: Most at least partly confident in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller’s probe has been fair and impartial. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds that most Americans have some concern […]
  • The Latest: Justices seem troubled by Mississippi conviction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments on excluding black jurors (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Supreme Court is likely to throw out the death sentence and conviction of a black Mississippi man because the prosecutor improperly excluded African-American jurors. The court’s arguments Wednesday were enlivened at the end by questions from […]
  • O’Rourke’s early fundraising had fewer donors than Sanders

    CLAREMONT, New Hampshire (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the former Texas congressman said the average contribution was $47. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised about $6 million during the first 24 […]
  • GOP senators defend the late McCain against Trump’s attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republicans on Wednesday defended the late Sen. John McCain as a “hero” against ongoing attacks from President Donald Trump, daring to say what most in the GOP still won’t seven months after the Arizona senator’s death from brain cancer. A trio of senators, from the most senior to the greenest freshman, […]
  • ‘Whack job’: Trump escalates feud with Conway’s husband

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway’s spouse is a “husband from hell!” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, escalating his awkward public fight with the husband of one of his closest advisers. A “whack job,” he added later. Trump’s feud with George Conway played out with ever more heated rhetoric on social media. Conway, an attorney who […]
  • EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world’s most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday. Environmental groups responded by saying the Trump administration was neglecting — or worsening — both health threats. Wheeler made his case for a shift in public focus in a CBS […]
  • US’ Pompeo boosts Israel prime minister ahead of election

    JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday lauded the White House’s warm ties with Israel during a visit to the country and promised to step up pressure on Iran, giving a public boost to Israel’s prime minister at the height of a tight re-election campaign. The White House meanwhile announced that […]
  • Mueller’s fans venerate him _ and nervously await report

    Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol. And so, the Barnetts’ new chocolate Lab was christened Mueller […]
  • Supreme Court troubled by jury selection bias in Mississippi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeply troubled by a Mississippi prosecutor’s pattern of excluding African-American jurors, the Supreme Court seemed in broad agreement Wednesday that a black death row inmate’s conviction and death sentence at his sixth murder trial could not stand. The justices made clear they would not ignore District Attorney Doug Evans’ history as they […]
  • Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Ohio, the state that foretold his 2016 victory, with a tour of a tank plant, where he touted its revival and told cheering workers “we are rebuilding the American military, we are restoring American manufacturing and we are once again fighting for our great American […]
  • Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia’s Stacey Abrams is willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls “My two requirements,” Abrams said Tuesday at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. “One, you have to tell me what […]
  • House oversight chair accuses White House of stonewalling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House oversight committee says the White House is perpetrating “an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction” in response to congressional requests for documents and witnesses. Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings writes in a Washington Post op-ed that he has sent 12 letters to the White House on a […]
  • O’Rourke seeks end of voter ID laws that he calls ‘racist’

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as “racist voter ID laws” during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as federal oversight of the […]
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