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Cramer's stepson in critical condition at Bismarck hospital

Feb. 24, 2018 6:12 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says his 35-year-old stepson is in critical condition at a Bismarck hospital. Cramer told The Associated Press Saturday that Isaac Cramer is suffering from "failing liver and kidneys" and was taken to Sanford Medical Center Friday night. Cramer...

Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples

Feb. 24, 2018 9:53 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It didn't take long after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Nor did it take long for Republicans...

Today in History

Feb. 24, 2018 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2018. There are 310 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton;...

The Latest: NRA lobbyist takes issue with Florida gun plans

Feb. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 7 p.m. The National Rifle Association's longtime Florida lobbyist has sent an email alert criticizing gun safety proposals introduced by the governor and lawmakers. Former NRA President Marion P. Hammer sent...

Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Feb. 23, 2018 6:39 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven. The Republican governor and St. Louis' Democratic circuit...

Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams

Feb. 23, 2018 3:38 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River to restore endangered salmon runs. The three Republicans from the state of Washington...

The Latest: Trump calls Syria 'humanitarian disgrace'

Feb. 23, 2018 3:00 PM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is blaming Russia, Iran and the Syrian government for recent violence in Syria, calling it a "humanitarian disgrace." Hundreds have been killed amid increased bombardments in recent days of the...

AP Explains: Graham's rare honor at US Capitol

Feb. 23, 2018 1:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is reserving one of the nation's greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. America's most famous evangelist died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at age 99. The Rotunda has long...

The Latest: Ban proposed on young buying assault rifles

Feb. 23, 2018 5:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Donald Trump endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons — a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association. His comments...

Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

Feb. 23, 2018 4:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in...