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US productivity grew at strong 2.9 percent rate in Q2

Aug. 15, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in more than three years, while labor costs actually fell. The April-June increase in productivity followed a much weaker 0.3 percent rate of gain in the first quarter, the Labor Department...

Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

Aug. 15, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public...

Onetime teen mom, now a teacher, wins US House primary

Aug. 15, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A onetime teen mother who became a celebrated teacher defeated a veteran politician Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who didn't seek re-election amid criticism of her mishandling of a sexual harassment case in her office....

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

Aug. 14, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The...

The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

Aug. 14, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Omarosa Manigault Newman declared "I will not be silenced" by the Trump campaign. Manigault Newman spoke to The Associated Press hours after the president's campaign announced it was filing an...

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

Aug. 13, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled...

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

Aug. 13, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser Omarosa...

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

Aug. 13, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former...

Texas firefighters with cancer often denied workers' comp

Aug. 13, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Many Texas cities are denying workers' compensation to firefighters with cancer, according to union leaders and state lawmakers. Over the past six years, more than 90 percent of the 117 workers compensation claims filed by Texas firefighters with cancer have been denied, according to the...