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  • How to beat Trump? Dems divided as he rams race onto ballot

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump’s “racist” taunts at a rally the night before. “This is about dividing the country,” the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized for his own handling of race , told reporters. “This […]
  • EPA rejects challenge of pesticide linked to brain damage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a key legal challenge Thursday to a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, saying environmental groups had failed to prove that a ban was warranted. The agency’s defense of continued use of the widely used bug-killer chlorpyrifos could set the stage for a pivotal federal court […]
  • 2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

    ATLANTA (AP) — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris will […]
  • Stevens’ body to lie in repose at Supreme Court on Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the body of former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the court on Monday. Stevens died on Tuesday at age 99. He served nearly 35 years as a justice before retiring in 2010. Members of the public can pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. to […]
  • Suspected Islamic State member brought to US for prosecution

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it has brought home for prosecution a U.S. national suspected of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria. The Pentagon said the individual had previously been held by Syrian Democratic Forces as a suspected member of IS. Tens of thousands of foreign fighters from across […]
  • American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close […]
  • Dutch collector presents D-Day flag to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s worn and tattered and stained with oil and diesel fuel, but this Old Glory has returned home. An American flag that flew on the stern of a boat carrying the first waves of U.S. troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day during World War II was donated to the United […]
  • Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement came after Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both of New York, reached an agreement with […]
  • AP Explains: Why NATO member Turkey wants Russian missiles

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO ally Turkey is being kicked out of the U.S.-led F-35 fighter jet program over its decision to buy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. The White House said Turkey’s decision to buy the Russian system “renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible” while the Pentagon suspended Turkey from the […]
  • Trump says he wanted to but won’t address NAACP convention

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won’t address the NAACP convention because of changes in the date and format of an appearance. Trump says Thursday that “I very much wanted to go” speak to the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization as members gather next week in Detroit. He says an agreed-upon […]
  • Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the administration will “take a very long look” at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is preparing to award for a cloud computing system, citing “tremendous complaints” he’s heard about the process. Amazon Web Services Inc., a division of Amazon, and Microsoft Corp. are finalists for […]
  • The Latest: Omar says she won’t stop criticizing Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar says she isn’t backing down in her criticism of President Donald Trump. The freshman Democrat says she’s going to “continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to […]
  • Hollywood stars open wallets to Buttigieg’s 2020 campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran and a former Rhodes scholar […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump challenges Fed with dubious theory

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is flipping interest-rate theory on its head as he tries to blame the Fed for holding back growth. Trump went after the Federal Reserve on Friday after advancing a dubious argument this week that blue-collar workers have gained the most from the strong stock market. A look at both […]
  • The Latest: House panel asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the unsealing of court records related to the Michael Cohen investigation (all times local): 8 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee is asking former White House aide Hope Hicks to clarify her June testimony to the panel after federal prosecutors in New York released documents detailing communications surrounding hush […]
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