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AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny

May. 20, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed this punishable-by-death crime, if any crime at all. Trump's hyperbolic...

Rizzo homers, Cubs hold off Nationals' rally for 6-5 win

May. 20, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had watched most of their five-run lead against the Washington Nationals dissipate by the time Steve Cishek entered Sunday night's game in the seventh inning. Cishek closed it out, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings for his fourth save as the Cubs held on for a 6-5 win....

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

May. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again. A...

Group hits milestone in taking veterans to visit Washington

May. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — An organization that brings the United States' most senior veterans to see the memorials and monuments in Washington, D.C., transported its 2,000th veteran in New England this weekend. Each flight of the Honor Flight Network is a whirlwind visit to Washington. Veterans visit the...

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

May. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to The...

Maddon protests loss vs. Nats over Doolittle's delivery

May. 19, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game. That wasn't Doolittle's interpretation. "He's not trying to do anything other...

University of Nebraska project shows slavery lawsuit history

May. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A quarter century before Dred Scott's petition to be free from slavery was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, a decision that further pushed the country toward civil war, a slave named Charlotte Dupuy asked a Washington, D.C. court to free her family from bondage. Her owner was Henry...

In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

May. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and that...

Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

May. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey's leader spoke of cooperation with the United States during a White House visit two years ago with President Donald Trump, but by day's end, the warm rhetoric had been overshadowed by a violent brawl outside the Turkish Embassy that left anti-government protesters badly beaten....

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

May. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented stonewalling by the White House, they are pursuing a long-game...