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  • A look at the revived allegations against Justice Kavanaugh

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new claim of decades-old sexual impropriety by Justice Brett Kavanaugh is rekindling the controversy that nearly derailed his confirmation to the Supreme Court last year. The allegation was unearthed by two New York Times reporters in their research for a book about the Kavanaugh confirmation. The book says the FBI was […]
  • AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney’s Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm seeking the last eight years of state and federal tax returns for Trump […]
  • Low-tier candidates could threaten Sanders in New Hampshire

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders turned his outsider credentials and call for political revolution into a commanding victory in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. But as he seeks a repeat performance, the Vermont senator could face unlikely competition. On their own, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson sit near the bottom of the […]
  • The Latest: Saudis to invite global experts to investigate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Saudi Arabia says its initial investigations indicate that Iranian weapons were used in attacks on key oil installations and it “will invite U.N. and international experts […]
  • Trump honors Yankees’ Rivera with Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has given the Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera. Trump, a Yankees fan, praised Rivera on Monday as “maybe the greatest pitcher of all time.” Rivera is a relief pitcher who spent his entire 19-year-career with the New York Yankees. He holds the all-time […]
  • Legal challenge filed to public charge rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An organization advocating for low-wage immigrants has filed a legal challenge to a Trump administration rule that may deny green cards to immigrants who use public services. Georgetown Law school’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and CASA filed a legal challenge in U.S. federal court Monday. Lawyers say changes to the […]
  • With Trump trade war a threat, Fed is set to cut rates again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. After that, no one — not even the Fed itself — seems sure what it […]
  • Elizabeth Warren picks up key endorsement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The progressive Working Families Party is endorsing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid. The party endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders last presidential cycle. The decision by the labor-aligned party to back Warren over Sanders comes as most national polls show a top-tier of Democratic candidates that includes former Vice President Joe Biden […]
  • Trump to raise $15M for re-elect in California trip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to raise more than $15 million this week during a two-day California fundraising swing. A Republican official familiar with the plans says Trump will raise $3 million Tuesday at a lunch in the Bay Area and $5 million at a dinner that evening in Beverly Hills at […]
  • The Latest: Official downplays imminent action against Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration and the weekend drone assault in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A top White House official is downplaying the threat of imminent action against Iran after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” following a drone attack on Saudi Arabia that […]
  • At rally, Warren decries Trump as ‘corruption in the flesh’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation’s largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as “corruption in the flesh” and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. “Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken […]
  • Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it “looks” like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide amid the damage in Saudi Arabia […]
  • Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom’s oil production and sent crude prices spiking , led Trump […]
  • Trump’s rally in New Mexico is a bid for an upset next year

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor’s mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems’ selective facts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant , shattering all economic records for performance. The reality, of course, is […]
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