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Johnson says he'll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

Sep. 23, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal. Johnson said he...

Trump suggests he raised Bidens with Ukraine's president

Sep. 23, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Sunday that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's son in a summer phone call with Ukraine's new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about a...

Pence takes first motorcade on Michigan's Mackinac Island

Sep. 22, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence scored a first when he took a motorcade to a speech on Michigan's picturesque Mackinac Island, drawing some criticism on social media. Pence took an eight-vehicle motorcade to the island's Grand Hotel for a speech to the Republican Leadership...

Leading Democrats gather for funeral of SC's Emily Clyburn

Sep. 22, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders gathered Sunday for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and prolific fundraiser in support of helping students attend the alma mater they shared....

More than $2 million awarded for seaweed, shellfish projects

Sep. 22, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — More than $2 million in federal grants has been awarded to a Connecticut program to help create a clearinghouse for seaweed aquaculture research and promote southern New England shellfish aquaculture. Connecticut Sea Grant, based at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus,...

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister

Sep. 22, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades...

Signature companies sue initiative sponsors over payments

Sep. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Owners of signature companies that helped the One Washington Equality Campaign initiative get to the legislature are suing the effort's sponsors, claiming they have not been paid. The Spokesman-Review of Spokane reports the One Washington Equality Campaign owes more than $1 million to...

Illinois lawmakers to consider flavored vaping ban

Sep. 22, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people. The legislation sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Deb Conroy, a Villa...

The Latest: Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for PM

Sep. 22, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli elections (all times local): 7:26 p.m. The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament has endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister. With that nod, Gantz looks to edge by incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu in the number of lawmakers who will endorse...

Lawmaker wants Rhode Island to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Sep. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawmaker in Rhode Island plans to introduce a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Rep. Julie Casimiro says she's planning to propose a ban after the new legislative session begins in January. She says the products need to be removed from store shelves "for the health...