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FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

Sep. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing's effort to get the...

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic presidential candidates Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker; Rep. Liz...

Vow to ban assault weapons gives O'Rourke debate breakout

Sep. 12, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost a...

O'Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

Sep. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his presidential campaign, the former Texas congressman faced a far smaller, quieter gathering. An attempted "Beto! Beto!"...

Reaction to the death of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens

Sep. 11, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

Here is some reaction to the death of legendary oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who died Wednesday at his Dallas home at age 91: "T. Boone Pickens became a household name across the country because he was bold, imaginative, and daring. He was successful — and more importantly, he generously shared his success...

The DIY foreign policy president: Bolton ouster confirms it

Sep. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has said he doesn't mind if the U.S. is on its own in the world. Now, it seems he doesn't mind running American foreign policy on his own as well. With the ouster of John Bolton as his national security adviser, the president has again pushed away an experienced hand in...

Texas tipping point? Dems face reality check in GOP bastions

Sep. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

PROSPER, Texas (AP) — Thirty new students are from Arizona, and nearly 100 moved from California. But the small town of Prosper, Texas, is expecting more growth — a lot more — so it built a $53 million high school football stadium outside Dallas, just two years after finally getting a...

Attacks by US extremists lead to push for anti-terror laws

Aug. 29, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of "domestic terrorism," adding momentum to...

GOP Trump challengers won't get much help from their party

Aug. 26, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Never Trump" Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of challenge exceedingly difficult. And for good reason: Every incumbent president for four-plus decades who has faced a...