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Roy Moore announces Senate bid, downplays sexual assault accusations

The gloves come off in the Democratic primary

The tenor of the Democratic presidential primary has verged on courteous from the start: To the extent that Democrats went after Joe Biden, it was ...

Trump fudges his red line as Iran takes out a U.S. drone

Iran is inching closer to the tacit line President Donald Trump has set for taking military action against the regime: a dead American. But rather ...

Russia-born executive to testify about Trump Moscow project

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House intelligence committee is set to interview Russia-born business executive Felix Sater about his behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump’s effort to ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on GOP lame-duck session

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is preparing to rule on a legal challenge to a lame-duck session the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature called ...

Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. The Trump administration is grappling with an ...

Ex-Filipino top diplomat says he's being held at HK airport

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity in court said Friday he was ...

Trump claims his support among Latino voters is rising

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is claiming that his policies to stop illegal immigration are helping his standing with Latino voters, and he is ...

Biden defiant as Democrats unleash barrage of criticism

A defiant Joe Biden on Wednesday refused to apologize for citing two Southern segregationist senators as people he “got things done” with in the U.S. ...

Biden comments trigger renewed scrutiny of his record on race

Joe Biden has boasted on the campaign trail that he knows how to make government work again, pointing out that he even got things done ...

Biden’s 2020 rivals condemn remarks about segregationists

Former Vice President Joe Biden faced a growing backlash Wednesday from several of his 2020 Democratic opponents, including Sens. Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala ...

Trump’s plan for the Dem debates: Make it about him

Donald Trump wants his Democratic competitors for the White House to introduce themselves to the American public next week on his terms. Ahead of the ...

Trump: I wasn’t going to live-tweet debates, but now I may

President Donald Trump said he hadn’t thought about live-tweeting the first Democratic debates but now that the media has brought it up, he just might. ...

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

BEIJING (AP) – A Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret ...

Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 mi

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes.

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

BEIJING (AP) – In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping’s trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it ...

Maine eyes compensation fund for property crime victims

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine proposal to more swiftly compensate victims of property crimes has passed a key test in the Senate. The Senate ...

AP Interview: Border official says aid needed to save lives

WASHINGTON (AP) – When 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and ...

Trump stages his greatest show yet

ORLANDO, Fla. — It was everything Donald Trump wanted, and so much more. The optics-obsessed president was greeted by thousands of adoring supporters when he ...

Trump announces 2020 run, ramps up 'fake news' rhetoric

'Every hero becomes a bore at last'

Hillary Rodham Clinton could not stop him, and Robert Mueller so far has landed something less than a fatal blow. So the task of defeating ...

'Keep America Great' makes the crowd go wild

President Donald Trump officially launched his reelection campaign Tuesday, and few things got the assembled crowd going like a modified slogan. Speaking in Orlando, Fla., ...

Donald Trump's Orlando campaign rally, in photos

The president announced his 2020 presidential campaign during a boisterous Florida rally on Tuesday.

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

GENEVA (AP) – A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an ...

Platini released from custody after police questioning

PARIS (AP) – Former UEFA president Michel Platini was released from custody in the early hours of Wednesday after being questioned as part of a ...

House panel scheduled to vote on expanding concealed carry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio House committee has scheduled a vote on legislation allowing individuals to carry concealed weapons without having to receive training, ...

Military transgender ban voted down by House

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block President Donald Trump’s move to restrict transgender men and women from military service. The House has ...

Libby Schaaf, Oakland mayor, finds Donald Trump deportation announcement 'ironic'

The mayor of Oakland said Tuesday that President Trump had managed to outdo her in the field of tipping off illegal immigrants. Mayor Libby Schaaf ...

Trump’s U.N. nominee was ‘absent’ ambassador

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations — current U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft — was frequently absent from her ...

Trump’s U.N. nominee was ‘absent’ ambassador

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations — current U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft — was frequently absent from her ...

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