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Are they ready? Kavanaugh, Ford prep for high-stakes hearing

Sep. 26, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Thursday morning, a psychology professor from California will sit before lawmakers to accuse a Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault — while all of Washington, and much of the nation, watches it live. It's a high-stakes, high-drama moment with the power to sink Judge Brett...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 19, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 15, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 14, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

US business leaders with political aspirations

Sep. 13, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump and Jamie Dimon sparring over the JP Morgan Chase CEO's boast that he could beat Trump if he decided to run for president, here's a quick look at some other notables from the business world who also tried to enter politics, or who had notable stints in...

Today in History

Sep. 12, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2018. There are 110 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1942, during World War II, a German U-boat off West Africa torpedoed the RMS Laconia, which was carrying Italian prisoners of war, British soldiers and civilians;...

AP FACT CHECK: White House's selective reading on economy

Sep. 10, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pitched a wildly off-base claim about economic growth Monday as the White House used selective statistics to build a case that the economy is doing much better than when Barack Obama was in office. The attention on Obama comes as the ex-president steps back into the...

In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano

Sep. 4, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday's primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old's upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman...

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to face GOP's Geoff Diehl

Sep. 4, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will face off against Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl as she battles for a second term and gears up for what could be a possible run for president. Diehl defeated two other GOP candidates in Tuesday's Massachusetts primary for the chance to unseat...

The Latest: GOP's John Hugo to face Democratic US Rep. Clark

Sep. 4, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Massachusetts (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Republican John Hugo will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark in November after winning his party's nomination in Massachusetts. Hugo, a Woburn resident, defeated Louis Kuchnir, of Southboro, in Tuesday's...