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    Not Real News: Alabama Senate race spurs false reports

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama’s high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in the campaign’s final stretch. One website falsely proclaimed that one of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct had recanted. […]
  • National News

    Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation’s tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law this past summer. Voters […]
  • Lifestyle

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Moore and their odd orbit of claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The orbit of odd political claims stretched from Utah canyons to the looming Alabama Senate race to crazy-as-usual Washington in recent days. That’s what The Associated Press found when scrutinizing an assortment of statements from President Donald Trump and others last week. In addition, earlier comments by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore […]
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    Alabama foes make final push before big Senate vote

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Facing voters at last after the year’s most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping to become the state’s first Democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was […]
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    Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event , crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with firefighters. These could be action movie stunts by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood star turned California governor. But they were all done by another governor earning a reputation for public […]
  • National News

    A look at what didn’t happen in the Alabama Senate race

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama’s high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in the campaign’s final stretch. One website falsely proclaimed that one of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct had recanted. […]
  • Lifestyle

    Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a “stain on America.” In a tweet Sunday, Trump blasts the lack of attention over what he describes as “false and defamatory stories” by the “Fake News Media.” “They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them. […]
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    The Latest: Trump robocall urges voters to back Moore

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the race for the Alabama Senate seat (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Alabama voters are getting a recorded phone call in which President Donald Trump says he needs Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate. The 90-second audio recording released Sunday by the Moore campaign includes Trump saying […]
  • National News

    Ridge expects to leave Texas medical center before Christmas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave a Texas medical facility in time to be home in Maryland for Christmas. Ridge suffered a heart attack on Nov. 16 while attending a Republican Governors Association conference in Austin, Texas. He’s been recovering at a local rehabilitation […]
  • National News

    Haley: Trump’s accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. “I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them,” […]
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    The Latest: Shelby will not vote for Roy Moore

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the hotly contested race in Alabama for U.S. Senate (all times local): 10:53 a.m. Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby says he decided to cast a write-in ballot in the state’s upcoming Senate election because of allegations that GOP nominee Roy Moore molested a girl when she was 14. Shelby […]
  • National News

    Trump hails civil rights heroes despite, others protest him

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy. Trump on Saturday toured the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjacent Museum of Mississippi, both in Jackson. Outside, demonstrators […]
  • National News

    Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Sunday to gloss over the difficult work ahead for lawmakers laboring to finalize tax cut legislation he can sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline. Trump tweeted about the pending bill before he went to his golf club in West Palm Beach for a round with […]
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    Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle. Speaking at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, where four […]
  • AP

    Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Is Texas’ political dinner bell ringing? An unusual rash of seven congressional retirements is triggering a stampede among ambitious conservatives — and, gasp, even some Democrats — who see a rare opportunity for seizing higher-profile office in the state. Five Republicans and two Democrats in Congress have announced that they’ll be […]
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