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Browns GM: Team not discussed Condoleezza Rice as coach

Nov. 18, 2018 2:00 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' coaching search isn't quite ready to cross gender or diplomatic lines. General manager John Dorsey, who opened the possibility of hiring a woman to be Cleveland's next coach, said Sunday that the team has not discussed former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a candidate...

Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

Nov. 17, 2018 8:35 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose...

In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Nov. 17, 2018 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious...

Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

Nov. 17, 2018 2:46 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mark Toepfer came to this spit of sand on the Tampa Bay shore to soak up the sun, drink a beer and maybe do a little fishing — not to talk about elections. But talk he did when asked for his thoughts on whether Florida, as a judge recently put it, is "the laughingstock of...

Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi's speaker bid

Nov. 17, 2018 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth

Nov. 17, 2018 12:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it. Also familiar, on a week honoring the sacrifice of America's warriors, was...

Trump: EPA's acting chief will be named to post permanently

Nov. 17, 2018 2:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gotten President Donald Trump's nod for the permanent job. Wheeler's promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief...

Dem struggle over Pelosi bid, with no end game in sight

Nov. 16, 2018 10:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified Friday as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday, an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw them welcome a...

Trump says will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently

Nov. 16, 2018 9:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump's nod Friday for the permanent job. Wheeler's promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief...

Trump honors GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

Nov. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make "outstanding contributions to American life and culture"...