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California's growing shadow looms over Nevada's midterms

Oct. 20, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California. As more Californians have poured across the state line over the past few years, many of them escaping...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

Oct. 20, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage. On immigration enforcement, the president made the...

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

Oct. 20, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the...

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Oct. 20, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

Oct. 19, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a...

US temporarily stops youth climate lawsuit days before trial

Oct. 19, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that have caused a dangerous climate. Chief Justice John Roberts signed an order...

The Latest: Supreme Court stalls youth climate change case

Oct. 19, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a youth climate change lawsuit against U.S. government (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit that 21 young activists brought against the federal government. The order issued Friday by Chief Justice John...

Border towns key in close US House races amid wall talk

Oct. 19, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Flashing lights shook William Johnson from a deep sleep around midnight earlier this month when U.S. Border Patrol agents surrounded his home. The 71-year-old retired chef peeked out a window, then waited for a knock at the door. It never came. "Guess they were looking for someone,"...

European, Asian leaders want free trade, push back at Trump

Oct. 19, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia presented a united front Friday in support of free trade based on international rules and cooperation, starkly underscoring their differences with U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy. That support for free trade "is the most important signal from this...

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Oct. 19, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market. Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5 percent over a year earlier from the previous quarter's 6.7...