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    Pennsylvania man the 7th teen to enter Kansas governor race

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The field of teenage candidates running for Kansas governor has grown to seven, and the latest contender isn’t even from the state. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 18-year-old Conner Shelton, a University of Delaware student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was inspired to enter the race when a man launched a short-lived campaign […]
  • Lifestyle

    Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is “unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam,” a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, delivering another blow to the policy. In a 9-4 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said it examined statements made by […]
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    The Latest: Cramer prepares North Dakota Senate bid

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Rep. Kevin Cramer is preparing to announce his entry into North Dakota’s Senate race, granting Republicans’ wish for a top candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. A source close to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who spoke […]
  • National News

    Amtrak: We’ll stop service on tracks lacking speed controls

    Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don’t have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad’s top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the U.S. in a push to strengthen safety after a series of deadly wrecks. President and CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that Amtrak is […]
  • National News

    Bannon interviewed in Mueller’s Russia investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the combative former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, was interrogated for 20 hours over two days this week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the process. The person, who declined to be named because they were not authorized to publicly […]
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    On second thought, Cramer’s in North Dakota Senate race

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rep. Kevin Cramer will announce Friday he is entering North Dakota’s Senate race, a move that would give Republicans the candidate they hoped would take on Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. A person close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who spoke with Cramer said the congressman will announce his entry at […]
  • National News

    The Latest: Trump postpones Penn. rally after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s response to the Florida school shooting (all times local): 2:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is postponing a campaign rally next week in Pennsylvania because of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida. Trump’s campaign says it put off the Feb. 21 rally in Ambridge, outside of Pittsburgh, “out […]
  • National News

    The Latest: Senate votes leave immigrants in limbo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation in Congress (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators have also dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as […]
  • World

    Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The specter of a U.S.-Turkish clash in Syria loomed over Thursday’s meeting between the top American diplomat and Turkey’s leader as the two NATO allies scrambled to ease some of their worst tensions in years. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is fuming over U.S. assistance to Kurdish fighters near his country’s […]
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    US says detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field in Syria and storing bomb-making files and military handbooks on thumb drives. This still-unidentified dual American-Saudi citizen, who’s been detained by the […]
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    Priebus: Chaos reigned in early days of Trump White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first chief of staff says all those reports about chaos in the early days of the Trump White House were true — and then some. “Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50,” Reince Priebus said, according to an updated book to be published next month about White […]
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    Trump breaks silence on domestic abuse, Kelly out of sight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump at last broke his silence to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. Chief of staff John Kelly, under fire for mishandling the matter, stayed largely out of sight, his future in doubt and the White […]
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    Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump’s attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press. At the same time, developments in the bizarre case fueled questions […]
  • Lifestyle

    Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called “health attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Still missing: A clear diagnosis of just what happened to trigger their mysterious health problems. All together, the symptoms are similar […]
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    The Latest: Romney delays announcement after school shooting

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Republican Mitt Romney’s plans to run for a Senate seat in Utah (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Republican Mitt Romney says he’s postponing an announcement planned for Thursday about Utah’s Senate race because of the deadly school shooting in Florida. People familiar with Romney’s plans tell The […]
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