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    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP hopeful Kris Kobach as “incompetent and corrupt.” Orman’s entry into the race presents a major obstacle to Democrats, who had hoped […]
  • The Latest: Ellison says he won’t quit race amid abuse claim

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s response to an allegation of domestic abuse (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says he won’t abandon his run for Minnesota attorney general amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused her, “because I didn’t do it.” Ellison made his […]
  • Alabama Supreme Court won’t move lawsuit against Roy Moore

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago. The court denied Moore’s request to have the case heard in Etowah County instead of Montgomery. Moore issued a statement calling the […]
  • Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that “erroneous rulings” by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized judges who’ve thwarted some of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Sessions, speaking during a judicial conference in Des Moines, also […]
  • Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was “inartful” when he said this week that America “was never that great.” The Democrat went on to expound on something that few elected officials ever need to spell out. “I […]
  • How Trump’s big military parade turned into a big nothing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lofty vision of big tanks, vintage aircraft and modern fighter jets swooping through the streets of Washington in a show of patriotic force crumbled Friday under the weight of logistics, including a $92 million estimated price tag. Will it be cheaper next year, as Trump contends? Were government budget […]
  • US intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Myanmar security forces have engaged in ethnic cleansing, massacres, sexual assault, extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses, said […]
  • The Latest: 60 more ex-CIA officials criticize Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the revoking of security clearances (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Sixty former CIA officials are joining a chorus of national security professionals denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to yank the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, one of the president’s harshest critics. Trump […]
  • AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has now consumed 19 months of his […]
  • Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

    TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz. It was a far cry from the waning weeks of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, when Donald Trump supporters repeatedly heckled the Texas senator at campaign events, and from that […]
  • The Latest: Manafort jury sent home for the weekend

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent home for the weekend after concluding a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Judge T.S. Ellis III sent jurors home […]
  • US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. The State Department said it had notified Congress on Friday that it would not spend some $230 million that had been planned for Syria […]
  • The Latest: Trump blames DC for military parade cancellation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s military parade (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump’s Veterans Day parade was swiftly canceled after senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public. The drama that unfolded Thursday and Friday also highlighted, not for the […]
  • Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar’s arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal government, writing […]
  • After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate convened for a rare August work period, the late-summer session serves as a reminder of how much has changed in the partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. This time last year, the two men were barely on speaking terms. Trump bashed the GOP leader […]
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