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Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...

Biden visits Stonewall ahead of 50th anniversary of uprising

Jun. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden paid a visit Tuesday to the Stonewall Inn ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay rights movement. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president spent about 30 minutes at the New York City tavern. He mingled with patrons, went...

Book Review: Celebrating the songs of America

Jun. 17, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

"Songs of America" (Random House), by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw From the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the Gettysburg Address and landmark Supreme Court opinions, words inspire America and contribute to our understanding of its past. Words set to music also play a part, providing a...

Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

Jun. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to Calm Down," where she...

US urges Sudan's protesters and army to resume talks

Jun. 12, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, as the U.S. and Ethiopia stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis —...

Ebony photo archive to be auctioned to pay creditors

Jun. 6, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The photo archive of Ebony Magazine that chronicles African American life is to go on the auction block in July if a Chicago bankruptcy court approves. The collection is being auctioned to pay off secured creditors of Johnson Publishing. The former magazine publisher filed for Chapter 7...

In #MeToo era, Japanese woman slams #KuToo heels dress codes

Jun. 5, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are saying, "No," to high heels in what's been dubbed the #KuToo movement, a play on the words for "shoes" and "agony" and allusion to the #MeToo hashtag. "This is about gender discrimination," Yumi Ishikawa, 32, an actress and writer, who started the movement, said in an...

US envoy for Afghanistan on 2-week peace mission

Jun. 1, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is traveling to Afghanistan and also Belgium, Germany, Pakistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over the next two weeks as part of an effort to help end the long-running war. In Kabul, the State Department says Zalmay Khalilzad will consult with the...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains cautious on impeachment talk

May. 31, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to impeach President Donald Trump. Even after special counsel Robert Mueller essentially called on Congress to pick up where his investigation left off, Pelosi isn't budging. Scores of her Democratic lawmakers do want to start impeachment...

The Latest: Merkel wants quick deal on head of EU Commission

May. 27, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on European elections (all times local): 8:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd like to see a quick agreement on who should run the European Union's executive branch, a matter on which her own governing coalition so far is divided. In her first comments on the...