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Labor leader Dolores Huerta arrested in worker demonstration

Aug. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Dolores Huerta, a social activist and labor leader who marched with Cesar Chavez, was arrested Tuesday along with seven other union members during a protest to demand a raise for Fresno county home care workers. Sheriff deputies put Huerta and the others in plastic handcuffs and...

Trump says would be 'appropriate' for Russia to rejoin G-7

Aug. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'd like to see Russia readmitted to a group of the world's major industrial nations. Trump said Russia is often discussed when he and the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan meet annually. Trump is scheduled to fly to France...

Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

Aug. 20, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists' of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise for aggressively...

Julián Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Aug. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that he...

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

Aug. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. At issue are genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. When they're mutated, the body can't repair damaged DNA as...

Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses

Aug. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime...

Today in History

Aug. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2019. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 20, 1986, postal employee Patrick Henry Sherrill went on a deadly rampage at a post office in Edmond, Okla., shooting 14 fellow workers to death before killing himself....

Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

A federal official is making Boeing defend itself against charges that it illegally fired workers for supporting a union at its South Carolina assembly plant. The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that there is enough merit to send the cases to trial in front of an administrative law...

AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

Aug. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela's socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro's inner circle seek guarantees they won't face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The...

Correction: Election 2020-Native Americans story

Aug. 19, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a forum on issues related to the Native American community, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee citizenship. She had claimed Native American ancestry. A corrected version of the story is below: Native American voters,...