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  • Young climate activists say their lawsuit should go to trial

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A group of young activists suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should be evaluated at trial next week. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily ...

  • AP Exclusive: Sandra Day O'Connor withdraws from public life

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court has stepped back from public life. For more than a decade after leaving the court in 2006, O'Connor kept up an active schedule. She served as a ...

  • Former teacher admits to sexually abusing middle schoolers

    7 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who admitted to sexually abusing seventh- and eighth-grade girls while working as charter-school math teacher in the nation's capital has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. News outlets report 33-year-old Robert Leach, of ...

  • GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

    13 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place ...

  • Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they win House

    20 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, ...

  • US general shot in last week's Taliban attack

    23 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot in a Taliban attack that killed two Afghan leaders in Kandahar province last week. U.S. military spokesman Cmdr. Grant W. Neeley provided no other ...

  • Who follows Speaker Ryan? Battle for power looms in GOP

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place ...

  • The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 10:45 a.m. There doesn't seem to be a consensus in Congress about whether President Donald Trump ...

  • Trump says he wants to talk to Saudi crown prince before next steps, calls it 'very important' that they made arrests

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he wants to talk to Saudi crown prince before next steps, calls it 'very important' that they made arrests.

  • US official: Trump likely to meet with Kim early next year

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will likely have his second meeting with Kim Jong Un early next year to continue charting a way for the North Korean leader to give up his nuclear weapons in a verifiable way. A ...

  • US tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

    2 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government is trying again to stop a high-profile climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights through policies that have caused a ...

  • US goals in Afghanistan seem ever more distant after attack

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The ...

  • AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of ...

  • GOP panel's foreign agent inquiry triggers harsh response

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent. ...

  • Trump: 'Very Severe' consequences if Saudis killed Khashoggi

    3 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has acknowledged it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the ...

  • Interior contradicts Ben Carson on hiring of new watchdog

    3 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting a claim by a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department says a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be reassigned to lead an internal watchdog agency at Interior. Spokeswoman Heather Swift ...

  • House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

    3 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. The House Judiciary Committee says Rosenstein will sit for a ...

  • Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

    4 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and ...

  • Pompeo: US response in Khashoggi case will await Saudi probe

    4 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told President Donald Trump on Thursday that Saudi Arabia should be given a few more days to complete its investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the U.S. ...

  • Democrats: Trump intervened personally to stop FBI move

    4 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats say they have evidence that President Donald Trump personally directed subordinates to scrap a long-planned relocation of FBI headquarters from downtown Washington to the suburbs. In a letter Thursday, Democratic lawmakers say Trump's direct involvement ...

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