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Correction: Thad Cochran Funeral story

Jun. 5, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a story June 4 about the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sen. Patrick Leahy said: "He even looked the part, right out of central casting — all that distinguished gray hair." Leahy said: "He even looked the part, right...

The Latest: Thad Cochran was 'senator's senator,' Leahy says

Jun. 4, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Two U.S. senators from different parties say Republican Thad Cochran cared deeply about Mississippi, the state he represented in Washington for more than 45 years. Republican Sen....

House sends long-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill to Trump

Jun. 4, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill has sailed through the House and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats. Lawmakers gave the measure final congressional...

Gov. Bryant: Former Sen. Cochran was 'all-American leader'

Jun. 3, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Before Thad Cochran of Mississippi became one of the longest-serving U.S. senators in history, he earned varsity letters in four high school sports, delivered milkshakes as a restaurant carhop, became an Eagle Scout, was a college cheerleader and fraternity president and served in the...

Money leaders to speak at funeral of former US Sen. Cochran

May. 31, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, will speak at the funeral of former Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a Republican who led the committee for several years and was known for working across party lines. Cochran was 81 when...

The Latest: 2 senators to speak at ex-Sen. Cochran's funeral

May. 31, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will speak at the funeral of Thad Cochran, who was chairman of the committee for several years. The Republican former senator from...

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is released from prison

May. 23, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views. President Donald Trump reacted by...

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

May. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The relief measure...

'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years

May. 22, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh's release, slated for...

Democrats may fund parts of Trump's $4.5B border request

May. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of a...