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  • Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does ‘racist things’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done “plenty of racist things” to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises. In an interview with The Associated Press, the two-term Democratic mayor who already has […]
  • US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart have signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats. Mattis and Defense Minister Alberto Espina held a signing ceremony Thursday after meeting to discuss a range of security issues, including military exercises and cooperation in science and technology. Cyber defense […]
  • Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. Mattis made the statement to members of a Chilean government delegation before attending a signing ceremony for an agreement on cyber cooperation […]
  • Gun of ex-sheriff running for Texas governor still missing

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas sheriff who’s now the Democratic nominee for governor says she has been a “responsible gun owner” as authorities continue searching for her on-duty firearm that is missing. Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez said Thursday she has done due diligence in looking for a 9mm Beretta that was […]
  • The Latest: Kudlow: Chinese economy is ‘terrible’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on news that the United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for the resolution of a dispute between the world’s two biggest economies (all times local): ___ 1:42 p.m. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the Chinese economy “looks terrible.” Asked by President Donald Trump to […]
  • FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, said Thursday that a White House official called to talk about a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. Ajit Pai told a Senate panel that Don McGahn, the White House counsel, called for a “status update” on […]
  • Pentagon delays Trump’s military parade until at least 2019

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after reports that the parade […]
  • Nonprofit objects to remarks by Blackburn consultant

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A left-leaning Tennessee nonprofit has objected to comments by a paid political consultant to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign, claiming the remarks signal illegal coordination with outside political groups. Tennessee Citizen Action says it has sent a formal complaint to the Federal Election Commission based on comments by consultant Ward […]
  • Clarification: Georgia-Voting Machines story

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press reported that voting-integrity advocates have asked a federal judge to force Kemp to use a new paper-based balloting system in time for the November midterms. The story should have specified that the plaintiffs say they are asking that a system already in place that […]
  • Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be ‘positive’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio recording that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the recording played on MSNBC, Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump offers Manigault Newman a job earning $15,000 a month. The job wouldn’t require her […]
  • The Latest: Gary Johnson: I’d ‘probably’ confirm Kavanaugh

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Gary Johnson running for U.S. Senate in New Mexico (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he likely would vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if he was in the U.S. Senate now. Johnson told reporters Thursday in […]
  • GOP divide emerges over Trump’s Space Force

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump’s proposed Space Force, but key Republicans in the Senate aren’t sold on the idea, setting up a debate over establishing and paying for a new branch of the military. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told The Associated Press the proposal is a […]
  • Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump said he’s directing Sessions to file a separate lawsuit, rather than joining existing lawsuits filed by states affected by the spread of the […]
  • Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A week after accusing a billionaire donor of attempting to buy a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat, Republican nominee Leah Vukmir is now hoping to persuade the same Illinois businessman to open his wallet for her campaign against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir’s change of heart comes after she won Tuesday’s divisive […]
  • Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week. The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks “addressing the positive and negative effects of social media on youth.” She’ll also attend a panel discussion with representatives from various social media platforms participating in the Federal Partners in […]
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