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  • 3rd Democrat bows out after Hickenlooper Senate race entry

    DENVER (AP) — A third Democrat is bowing out of Colorado’s crowded Democratic Senate primary after John Hickenlooper entered the race. Former diplomat Dan Baer announced he was dropping out and endorsing Hickenlooper. He was one of the three top fundraisers among the dozen Democrats competing for the right to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner […]
  • Dem seeks cash for 2020 challenge of Mississippi GOP senator

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who tried to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi last year is seeking money to challenge her again in 2020. Mike Espy said in a fundraising appeal Thursday that he can “work with others across party lines and labels.” Espy served in the U.S. House before then-President […]
  • Congress committee subpoenas Trump envoy to Taliban talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday issued a subpoena to the Trump administration’s envoy to the U.S.-Taliban talks, demanding that he testify at an open congressional hearing next week. Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., complained that the Trump administration was keeping Congress and the American people “in the dark” […]
  • US to disclose name of Saudi sought by 9/11 victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday that it will disclose the name of a Saudi citizen sought by lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks who want to link the kingdom to the terrorist plot. Attorney General William Barr had the option of invoking a “state secrets” privilege to withhold the release of […]
  • Trump to host Bahrain’s crown prince at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran and security in the Persian Gulf will be key topics of discussion when President Donald Trump hosts Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa next week at the White House. The White House is announcing that Trump and the crown prince also will discuss counterterrorism and stability in the region […]
  • The Latest: US begins tough new policy on asylum seekers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. denial of asylum claims from Central Americans (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The Trump administration has begun enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum as tens of thousands of migrants wait on the Mexican border, seeking refuge. The new U.S. policy would effectively deny asylum to […]
  • Congressman appears in court for insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. congressman and early supporter of President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn’t know if he’ll seek re-election next year as he emerged from a court hearing Thursday where it seemed increasingly likely that his inside trading trial might be delayed from February until next summer. A later trial for […]
  • DC’s free commuter paper ends run with shot at smartphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s daily free commuter newspaper, Express, always prided itself on wit. The paper is published by The Washington Post and when Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Post in 2013, Express ran the headline: “Bezos Buys Express! (oh … and the Washington Post too).” So when it came time to close down […]
  • The Latest: Federal jury convicts candidate’s father

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Jerry Lundergan, father of Alison Lundergan Grimes (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted the father of Kentucky’s secretary of state of funneling illegal corporate contributions to his daughter’s failed 2014 challenge of Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. The jury convicted […]
  • Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a “rat and rodent infested mess.” Trump spoke on Thursday to House Republicans attending an annual retreat in a hotel on Baltimore’s […]
  • Ex-FBI No. 2 official faces prospect of criminal charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s wrath, faces the prospect of an indictment after his attorneys were unable to persuade senior Justice Department officials not to pursue charges. Two people familiar with the matter said Thursday that the deputy attorney general declined an appeal from […]
  • Jury convicts candidate’s father of breaking federal law

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky’s secretary of state was convicted Thursday of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter’s failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. A jury deliberated about two hours following a five-week trial on charges that Democratic stalwart Jerry Lundergan broke federal law by […]
  • Protesters cause part of Houston Ship Channel to close

    HOUSTON (AP) — Eleven protesters have been arrested after they rappelled from a busy highway bridge over the Houston Ship Channel, closing the vital artery for hours. The Coast Guard said the closure came after the protesters were spotted Thursday afternoon dangling from the Fred Hartman Bridge near Baytown, Texas. The demonstrators were Greenpeace USA […]
  • Lawmakers call for release of US man jailed as spy in Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan security executive who has been detained in Russia on espionage charges since December is being held without cause as his health deteriorates under tough conditions, members of Congress said Thursday as they demanded his release. A Russian court has repeatedly extended Paul Whelan’s detention in a cramped Moscow prison while […]
  • Administration releases $250 million in Ukraine military aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has released $250 million in military aid to Ukraine that had been held up despite criticism that the money was desperately needed to deter Russian aggression and territorial expansion. That move came before a Senate Appropriations panel debate Thursday, when lawmakers from both parties were set to rebuke the […]
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