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Trump denounces 'partisan' whistleblower but says ID unknown

Sep. 20, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower's potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader. The complaint, which the administration has refused...

Trump to try again with 9th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald J. Trump is trying again to nominate a former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The White House on Friday announced Trump would nominate Patrick J. Bumatay, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of...

The Latest: Trump to meet Ukraine president at UN

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an intelligence official's whistleblower complaint (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting at next week's U.N. General Assembly with the leader of Ukraine amid a blowup in Washington about a whistleblower's complaint that...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Tolls, groceries, vaccinations. Is Gov. Lamont the do-over governor? Hartford Courant Sept. 20 Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are awash on tides of public outcry. Thursday night's grocery tax reversal is just the latest in a series of ham-handed executions...

Amazing Amy changing lives on and off the course

Sep. 20, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...

House votes to end forced arbitration in business disputes

Sep. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights. Supporters, mostly Democrats, said the bill would restore access to justice for...

The Latest: Trump administration blocks whistleblower report

Sep. 20, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a reported whistleblower allegation that President Donald Trump made an unspecified "promise" to a foreign leader (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The Trump administration has plunged into a showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's reported complaint about...

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

Sep. 20, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent," the...

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore — Kennedy's middle name — his "candidacy would be a joke." Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a...

Key Senate panel approves $250 million for election security

Sep. 19, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million to help states beef up their election systems, freeing up the money after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came under criticism from Democrats for impeding separate election security legislation. The Kentucky Republican announced...