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  • Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

    HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing […]
  • Kucinich was paid $20K by pro-Syrian government group

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a candidate for Ohio governor, reported Tuesday earning speaking fees from a group with sympathies toward the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Kucinich, a Democrat, reported receiving $20,000 for a speech last year from the Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees. Business filings list […]
  • Ex-Massey CEO Blankenship claims trial documents withheld

    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Convicted former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship claims documents that would have assisted his defense weren’t made available to his attorneys before his trial and he’s asking a federal court to vacate his misdemeanor conviction. Blankenship made the claim in a news release through his U.S. Senate campaign to announce a […]
  • Trump to hold rally on night of White House press dinner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second straight year, President Donald Trump is holding a rally instead of attending the White House Correspondents Dinner. The president’s campaign announced Tuesday that Trump will hold a rally on April 28 in Michigan. The event in the town of Washington, which is outside Detroit, is slated to begin around […]
  • Trump requests extension to file 2017 tax returns

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — The White House says President Trump has filed an extension for his 2017 tax returns, like “many Americans with complex returns.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will file his tax return by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018. Trump has filed for extensions in years past. […]
  • As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will […]
  • Nevada reports show Rosen outraised Heller in recent months

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Jacky Rosen raised more than twice as much campaign cash as Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller in recent months, closing in on the GOP incumbent considered one of the most vulnerable to seek re-election in the Senate this year. A partial copy of Heller’s fundraising report provided to The Associated […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: No, tax-filing migraines are not going away

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On Tax Day, President Donald Trump and a chorus of Republicans announced that Tuesday’s filing deadline marked the last time that figuring out taxes will drive Americans crazy. Not so. Vice President Mike Pence hailed a new era of simplicity for tax filers starting next year in a tweet that also repeated […]
  • Montana’s Tester builds money lead but outside bucks flow in

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has built a huge fundraising lead over four Republicans hoping to challenge him this fall — and he may need it as outside money starts pouring into a race the GOP wants to pick up to maintain its majority. Tester, a two-term Democrat from Big Sandy, […]
  • Former Minnesota FBI agent cites racism in explaining leak

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with suspicion and disrespect. Terry J. […]
  • White House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from “momentary confusion” when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent. Haley had fired back at Larry Kudlow, saying, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.” […]
  • US wants to transfer detained American to 3rd country

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to transfer an American citizen detained in Iraq to a third, unnamed country, according to a court filing unsealed Tuesday. The detainee could be transferred to Saudi Arabia, where he has dual citizenship, as early as Thursday, according to a U.S. official who was not authorized to discuss […]
  • Arizona election may halt recent Democratic wins

    SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The sprawling suburbs west of Phoenix may put a brake on Democratic optimism following surprising special election wins in places like Alabama, Pennsylvania and other GOP strongholds. Voters in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, characterized by single-family tract homes, auto dealerships and big chain stores amid mesquite trees and scrub brush, […]
  • The Latest: White House says NKorea talks at highest level

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump hosting Japan’s Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The White House says the U.S. has had talks “at the highest level” with North Korea’s government in advance of a planned summit. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders clarifies those […]
  • AP: Iowa elections official did not disclose side business

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate did not disclose his role in a new corporation that has recently spent around $2 million to open a storage rental business and purchase a strip mall, a review by The Associated Press shows. In an annual ethics filing last week, Pate affirmed that […]
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