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President Trump meets with 22 college championship teams

Nov. 22, 2019 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Friday with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. Traditional White House visits for champion college and pro sports teams have become politically loaded events during Trump’s presidency, and Friday’s gathering was no...

A Montpelier mim remembers his mentor Marcel Marceau

Nov. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — It was The Red Skelton Show in 1965 that not only inspired a young Rob Mermin but was to determine his future. The great French mime Marcel Marceau joined Skelton, himself a mime as well as comic, in "A Concert in Pantomime" on primetime national television. "That's the show that...

German intelligence agencies open new spy school in Berlin

Nov. 12, 2019 1:09 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A room full of grey suits, strict instructions only to photograph the audience from behind and — of course — a medley of James Bond tunes to lighten the mood. Germany's intelligence agencies on Tuesday inaugurated a joint training center in the heart of Berlin, a city that was...

'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

Oct. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said Friday....

Recount sets two-candidate runoff for Louisiana Senate seat

Oct. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A vote recount has pushed one Republican candidate out of the runoff for a Louisiana state Senate seat. News media report that a hand count of paper absentee and early voting ballots Thursday determined Franklin Foil narrowly edged Steve Carter out of the second-place spot. Both men...

Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor

Oct. 17, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program, ending their health insurance coverage, if he wins the runoff election. The Deep South's only Democratic...

Louisiana Senate race candidate asks for vote recount

Oct. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One Republican candidate headed to an unusual three-person Louisiana state Senate runoff election is asking for a vote recount. State Rep. Franklin Foil filed the request Tuesday with the East Baton Rouge Parish clerk of court. Foil initially had an eight-vote lead over Republican...

Louisiana Senate race could involve rare three-person runoff

Oct. 14, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state Senate race could be headed to a rare, three-person runoff election because two Republican contenders tied for second place, the secretary of state's office said Monday. State Reps. Steve Carter and Franklin Foil, among five candidates for the Baton Rouge-based...