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    Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona lashed out Thursday at a CNN reporter who asked her about the impeachment of President Donald Trump, calling him a “liberal hack.” McSally refused to answer when CNN reporter Manu Raju asked whether the Senate should consider new evidence as part of its impeachment trial. “You’re a liberal […]
  • Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

    BOSTON (AP) — A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the same […]
  • Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

    In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and took new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs. Speaking at an Oval Office event and joined by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Trump unveiled the federal government’s first updated guidance on […]
  • Pompeo hits the road as impeachment trial gets underway

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Europe and then Latin America this weekend, leaving Washington ahead of the Senate trial for President Donald Trump on impeachment charges, the State Department said Thursday. Pompeo will leave on Saturday to attend an international conference in Germany on the conflict in Libya the […]
  • US-Russia hold new strategic talks on arms control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia on Thursday held a new round of talks focused on arms control and reducing misunderstandings on critical security issues. Senior U.S. and Russian diplomats met in Vienna, Austria, for the latest session of their strategic security dialogue that aims to limit risk of misperceptions leading to conflict, […]
  • State Dept chided for silence over alleged threats to envoy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine’s announcement on Thursday of an investigation into alleged surveillance of the U.S. ambassador has come as welcome relief to many in America’s diplomatic corps, but the State Department’s silence on the matter has alarmed a number of current and former diplomats. They are demanding action from the Trump administration. The department […]
  • Wisconsin college students part of Democrats’ campus push

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters like University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan, one of about 40 students being trained this week to become organizers for the eventual presidential nominee. The training is part of a multimillion-dollar Democratic Party […]
  • FBI plans to notify states about local election breaches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI, in a change of policy, is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, federal officials said Thursday. In the past, the FBI would alert local governments about attacks on their electoral systems without automatically sharing that information with the state. That meant state officials, left […]
  • Top Democrat pushing $3.4B emergency measure for Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat is introducing a $3.4 billion emergency spending bill to help Puerto Rico deal with a recent spate of earthquakes rocking the U.S. territory, which is still struggling to rebuild and recover from devastating hurricanes in 2017. A spokesman for Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said the measure […]
  • US military training for Saudi students could resume soon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted “in the coming days,” the Pentagon said Thursday, nearly six weeks after a shooting by one Saudi trainee killed three sailors at a Florida base. The Pentagon had stopped all flight and field training for the approximately 850 Saudi […]
  • Judge postpones sentencing hearing for ex-Trump aide Flynn

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday postponed the sentencing of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, two days after Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan did not immediately rule on Flynn’s request. Instead, in a brief written order, the judge asked for additional court filings […]
  • Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday in a legal dispute over restoring voting rights to felons with unpaid fines — one of many clashes over the ballot box in a state that will play a crucial role in this year’s presidential election. The court’s advisory opinion […]
  • Kansas abortion measure’s fate may rest on when vote is set

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The fate of a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution could depend more on when it would appear on the ballot than the language being considered by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Supporters of the proposal for overturning last year’s Kansas Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights announced Thursday that they want […]
  • The Latest: Inhofe off on family matter for Trump trial open

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The Senate is one man short on the opening day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Republican James Inhofe is back in Oklahoma “to be with a family member facing a medical issue,” his office says. Inhofe says he’ll return […]
  • Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans that put a sexy spin on state pride met a quick end in Utah as the governor ordered the health department to stop distributing them. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s intervention came hours after the designs became public on Wednesday. Herbert, a […]
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