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Today in History

Oct. 5, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2019. There are 87 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis. On this date: In 1829, the 21st president of the...

Senate sends Trump stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

Sep. 26, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21. The measure would buy additional time for lawmakers to work to unclog a $1.4 trillion bundle of yearly spending bills that is hung up amid fights over...

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before...

Trump says gun bill negotiations going 'very slowly'

Sep. 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill to expand background checks for gun sales. In a Fox News interview, Trump said no deal is...

McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed...

Gun control must include background checks, Dems tell Trump

Sep. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democratic leaders warned President Donald Trump on Sunday that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — or else risk no legislation at all. In a joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate...

Coming for your AR-15? O'Rourke scrambles Dems' gun message

Sep. 14, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns. The Democrats have long contended their support of gun control laws does not mean they want to take away law-abiding citizens' firearms. But on Friday, they struggled to...

Trump vows to protect 2nd Amendment after gun briefing

Sep. 12, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged Thursday to protect the Second Amendment, hours after huddling with top advisers to discuss gun control measures he might be willing to publicly stand behind. Speaking to reporters before flying to Baltimore for a Republican retreat, Trump insisted "a lot of...

VA investigating sexual assaults at West Virginia hospital

Sep. 11, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating allegations of sexual assaults at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia. The VA inspector general issued a statement this week saying the office is working with federal law enforcement to look into multiple assaults at the Beckley VA...

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

Sep. 11, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of an effort to break the gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following a summer of more mass shootings . GOP Sen. Patrick Toomey of...