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President Donald Trump speaks at a March for Life rally, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, on the National Mall in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

Jan. 24, 2020 6:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement's highest profile and most symbolic events. “Today as President of the United States, I...

Republicans seek to undo new Missouri redistricting model

Jan. 14, 2020 2:47 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican senators rolled out a plan Tuesday to ask Missouri voters to undo key parts of a nationally unique redistricting model that directs a demographer to draw new legislative districts with “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" as top criteria. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump turn and yell towards the news media during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry in Miami. Trump's bond with white evangelical voters has long sparked debate. But misunderstandings persist about his support from a Christian voting bloc that favored the GOP long before he took office.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Trump's faithful: 2020 tests his ties to white evangelicals

Jan. 13, 2020 3:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — White evangelical support for President Donald Trump has sparked debate for years -- particularly this winter, with his impeachment trial looming. But for all the focus it commands, uncertainty continues to surround Trump’s bond with a religious constituency that has long leaned GOP....

Voting group founded by Georgia’s Abrams raises $14.6M

Jan. 8, 2020 8:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The political action committee for a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams on Wednesday reported raising more than $14.6 million in the last half of 2019. A big chunk of Fair Fight’s haul came as a single $5 million donation from Democratic presidential candidate...

FILE - This April 10, 2012 file photo shows the production department at fashion giant Inditex's headquarters where Zara fashion garments are designed in La Coruna, Spain. Inditex, the retail giant that owns Zara, H&M and many other brands, announced a sustainability pledge in July, for example, saying it wants all its clothes to be made from sustainable or recycled fabrics by 2025.  (AP Photo/Jesus Sancho, File)

Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb

Jan. 7, 2020 11:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Sustainability in fashion is a hot button topic, with retailers large and small racing to prove their green credentials, but the desire for new attire churns and the industry remains one of the world's largest polluters as climate activists and watchdogs sound alarms. The industry is the...

This Nov. 8, 2019 photo provided by Texas Right to Life shows Tinslee Lewis. On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, a Texas judge sided with a hospital that plans to remove the 11-month-old girl from life support after her mother disagreed with the decision by doctors who say the infant is in pain and that her condition will never improve. (Courtesy of Texas Right to Life via AP)

Texas judge: Hospital can remove baby from life support

Jan. 2, 2020 5:15 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Thursday sided with a hospital that plans to remove an 11-month-old girl from life support after her mother disagreed with the decision by doctors who say the infant is in pain and that her condition will never improve. Trinity Lewis had asked Judge Sandee Bryan Marion to...

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., listens as former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ethics panel rebukes Rep. McMorris Rodgers for misused funds

Dec. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee has rebuked Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state for misusing taxpayer money and ordered her to reimburse more than $7,500 to the U.S. Treasury. In a report that culminates a six-year investigation, the ethics panel said McMorris Rodgers...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks after leaving federal court in San Diego. Hunter had long dismissed the charges as a politically motivated conspiracy to drive him from office. In an abrupt turnaround Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to illegally use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including for his daughter's birthday party at a posh hotel and an outing with friends at a French bistro. Rep. Hunter will resign after the holidays, after pleading guilty this week to illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses, his office disclosed Friday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

3 lawmakers miss historic impeachment votes

Dec. 18, 2019 10:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three lawmakers — Republican Reps. John Shimkus of Illinois and Duncan Hunter of California and Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano of New York — missed the historic House votes to impeach President Donald Trump. Hunter, who pleaded guilty to illegally using campaign money for...

FILE - In this March 11, 2019 file photo, the Trump International Hotel is seen in Washington.  In the weeks leading up to an invitation-only Republican fundraiser featuring an appearance by President Trump, room rates at the Trump International Hotel in Washington surged to as high as $6,719.  That's more than dozen times the posted price for rooms on other weekends.  (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Trump speaks at swank GOP fundraiser, his DC hotel profits

Dec. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took the stage in the ballroom of his luxury hotel in Washington on Saturday night, just days before an impeachment vote, to rail against his political rivals as a crowd of high-dollar Republican donors and party activists cheered. In the weeks leading up to the...

In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo, a video surveillance camera hangs on a pole outside City Hall in Springfield, Mass. Some city councilors are pursuing a ban against government use of facial recognition technology in surveillance cameras in the city. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)

Why some cities and states balk at face recognition tech

Dec. 17, 2019 5:07 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police departments around the U.S. are asking citizens to trust them to use facial recognition software as another handy tool in their crime-fighting toolbox. But some lawmakers — and even some technology giants — are hitting the brakes. Are fears of an all-seeing,...