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  • Outsider Trump loyalist’s primary win worries GOP leaders

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments as their party tries to maintain its control of Congress. The megaphone primary voters handed to Corey Stewart has Republicans quietly worried — and Democrats openly hopeful […]
  • US: No sanctions relief before North Korea denuclearizes

    BEIJING (AP) — The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on Pyongyang’s weapons program. Pompeo, meeting in Seoul with top South Korean and Japanese diplomats, put a more […]
  • Watchdog: Comey ‘insubordinate,’ not biased in Clinton probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. But it also found there was no evidence that Comey’s or the department’s final conclusions […]
  • House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are trying to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years, the outcome of a truce between the party’s conservative and moderate factions. The measure is a work in progress, though leaders hope to unveil it soon. So far, it’s hewing close enough to President […]
  • Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t cross President Donald Trump. That’s the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford’s surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford’s criticism of the president. The outcome is a cautionary tale for Republicans in Congress who try to […]
  • Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s latest move against “Obamacare” could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts. At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of […]
  • Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can “sleep well tonight,” President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced. While Trump claimed a historic […]
  • Brothel owner who won primary shunned by Nevada GOP brass

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said Wednesday the “establishment got crushed” when he knocked off an incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. But now the flamboyant pimp who starred on the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” is being shunned by that some of that GOP establishment as he prepares to […]
  • The Latest: Moon sees strong support for summit in South

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 1:30 a.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says South Koreans strongly support the outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that bad reviews of […]
  • Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America and the world can “sleep well tonight,” President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, boasting that his summit with Kim Jong Un had ended any nuclear threat from North Korea though the meeting produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced. While Trump claimed a historic […]
  • Worker protections seen at risk in Trump health care shift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s latest move against “Obamacare” could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts. At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of […]
  • The Latest: Trump claim of no NK nuke threat seen as dubious

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is stretching credulity at home and abroad by declaring there is “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea” after his summit with Kim Jong Un. But Trump’s […]
  • GOP frets Virginia Senate candidate may impact House races

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments — a pick that ultimately could have a ripple effect on which party controls Congress after the November midterm elections. Virginia Republicans are quietly worried — and […]
  • The Latest: Trump claim of no NK nuke threat seen as dubious

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is stretching credulity at home and abroad by declaring there is “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea” after his summit with Kim Jong Un. But Trump’s […]
  • Trump tweets for North Dakota’s Cramer, criticizes Heitkamp

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations Wednesday to Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer for his “huge win” in North Dakota’s Senate primary and included a rare jab at Cramer’s fall opponent, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Trump tweeted his endorsement for Cramer in a race seen as critical for control of the closely divided […]
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