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  • Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee for federal court

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal court. The Senate voted 53-43 on Thursday to confirm James C. Ho to serve on the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Ho ...

  • Drone operator faulted in NY collision with helicopter

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft. That's according to a National Transportation Safety Board report. The report ...

  • Haley unveils missile parts, says proof Iran arming Houthis

    3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is unveiling recently declassified evidence ...

  • EPA mum on whether failed Trump nominee is still on the job

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to say whether President Donald Trump's failed pick to oversee chemical safety will continue to work there as a senior adviser, a role that doesn't require Senate confirmation. Michael L. Dourson ...

  • US-backed Syria fighters kill 20-plus IS fighters

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says American-supported Syria opposition fighters killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters in an area near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders. A U.S. officer, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga, said the IS fighters had slipped ...

  • The Latest: Speaker says retiring lawmaker made right call

    4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold (all times local): 11:50 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has "made the right decision" to retire at the end of his term amid allegations ...

  • Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

    4 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans say that Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year. The lawmaker is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced three years ago but have come under renewed focus. Mike Bergsma is ...

  • Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations

    5 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations.

  • Alabama Democrats have GOP's Sen. Shelby to thank for win

    12 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit six-term Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for Democrat Doug Jones' shocking win in Alabama. That's according to senators from both parties. Shelby, Alabama's senior senator and the state's most influential official, publicly opposed GOP nominee Roy Moore. ...

  • Alabama loss offers a warning to Trump White House

    12 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump endorsed two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. Republicans in Washington and around the country say a bungled approach to the Alabama Senate ...

  • US commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raid

    13 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces. Army Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa ...

  • The Latest: Trump gets 11th circuit court judge confirmed

    22 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's judicial nominees (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Senate has voted to confirm Don Willett, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

  • GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for Trump White House

    22 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. "As the leader of the party, I would ...

  • GOP's Shelby played key role in Democrats' Alabama victory

    22 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit six-term Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for Democrat Doug Jones' shocking win in Alabama. That's according to senators from both parties. Shelby, Alabama's senior senator and the state's most influential official, publicly opposed GOP nominee Roy Moore. ...

  • Trump's Alabama evolution _ a tale told in tweets

    22 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to trumpet his opinions on Twitter, even when they change dramatically. He put his presidential weight behind two different candidates for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, and both lost. A look at Trump's ...

  • US commander orders new probe into Somalia raid

    23 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces. Army Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa ...

  • Judiciary chairman says 2 Trump picks not moving forward

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says two of President Donald Trump's nominees for federal judge are going nowhere. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley told reporters on Wednesday that, based on his conversations with the White House, ...

  • Al Franken: Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will make an 'excellent' senator in his place; doesn't set departure date

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Al Franken: Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will make an 'excellent' senator in his place; doesn't set departure date.

  • Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment. Several media outlets were shopped a document alleging Schumer wrongdoing and listing allegations by a former ...

  • The Latest: GOP questions political leaning of Mueller team

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigations into Russian interference in the election (all times local): 11:08 a.m. Republican members of Congress are challenging the deputy attorney general about the political leanings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. ...

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