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  • Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would ...

  • Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

    7 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign they are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination ...

  • Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

    20 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Associated Press photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Korean War has died. Max Desfor was 104 and had been living in Silver Spring, Maryland, since his retirement. Desfor's photo of ...

  • Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

    21 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding ...

  • High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — What would happen if you go to vote in Minnesota and you're wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat or a tea party T-shirt or a MoveOn.org button? Remove it or cover it up, a poll worker ...

  • For Duckworth, a baby will bring down yet another barrier

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it. The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in ...

  • Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after two ex-wives ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, ...

  • After questions about travel, EPA head nixes trip to Israel

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel. The decision comes as Pruitt is under pressure over the cost of his travel, including frequent first-class flights. EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman confirmed the ...

  • White House official says US thinks it is 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds

    2 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House official says US thinks it is 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds.

  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    2 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, ...

  • Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion'

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Donald Trump pushed back against the idea of election meddling, dismissing it as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment, special counsel Robert Muller has ...

  • Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — If Mitt Romney becomes Utah's next senator, he'll be far from the typical freshman. The 2012 Republican nominee for president is among the best-known names in U.S. politics, with a long career that includes successful businessman, Massachusetts ...

  • FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure. ...

  • Key players in the Trump-Russia probe

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after a federal indictment charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election: PUTIN'S CHEF One of the key figures ...

  • How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election. What began as a Cold War-like ...

  • Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign. That campaign was aimed in part at helping ...

  • Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment

    3 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies on Friday with interfering in the 2016 election by assuming U.S. identities, sowing discord on social media, communicating with unwitting Americans and even setting up political ...

  • Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

    3 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure. ...

  • Russian operatives launched attack on US election in 2014

    3 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election. What began as a Cold War-like ...

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