Latest John McCain News

McCain family says dog drowned after getting stuck in pipe

May. 6, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — John McCain's dog, who was always at the senator's side until his death last year, died after getting stuck in a pipe and drowning on the family's northern Arizona property. Cindy McCain told The Arizona Republic on Monday that Burma died last month when she got trapped in a pipe on their...

Susan Bayh, wife of Indiana ex-governor, fights brain cancer

May. 2, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh is continuing treatments nearly a year after being diagnosed with the same type of aggressive brain cancer that killed Arizona Sen. John McCain. She sat between her husband, former Gov. Evan Bayh, and their twin sons Wednesday during a memorial...

Richard Lugar, who helped in securing Soviet arsenal, dies

Apr. 28, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear...

Richard Lugar, who helped in securing Soviet arsenal, dies

Apr. 28, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear...

Moulton, an Iraq War veteran, says Trump 'is not a patriot'

Apr. 28, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iraq War veteran who is running for president says President Donald Trump "is not a patriot." Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump's doctor lied to get him out of serving in the Vietnam War. Moulton said twice of Trump, "He's not a patriot."...

Winners announced in Tennessee AP professional news contest

Apr. 28, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winners of the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors contest were announced Saturday evening. Dozens of AP-member broadcasters and newspapers from across the state submitted more than 630 entries in the contest to honor the best journalism in Tennessee in 2018....

Soccer teams provide support, solidarity for migrants in US

Apr. 27, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Antonio Velasquez smiled proudly at the wiry teenagers shouting in Spanish and the Mayan language Mam as they kicked a soccer ball under an evening desert sky turning to orange. The Pentecostal pastor was a teenager in 1990, fleeing Guatemala's civil war when smugglers randomly dropped him...

Correction: Election 2020-Bill Weld story

Apr. 16, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story April 15 about former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Sen. Jesse Helms represented South Carolina. He represented North Carolina. A corrected version of the story is below: Weld says he is seeking GOP nomination for president...

Joe Biden resumes role as one of nation's top eulogists

Apr. 15, 2019 3:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as the one of the nation's top eulogists. The former vice president will speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democratic senator who was Biden's...

Proposed pump project in Mississippi has bipartisan support

Apr. 5, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

VALLEY PARK, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic congressman who represents the Mississippi Delta reiterated his support Friday for a flood control and drainage project that the Trump administration says it might revive more than a decade after another Republican administration killed it. Rep. Bennie Thompson told...