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Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

Oct. 19, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star — even if she hasn't yet won an election. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who is considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, recently made his inaugural trip to Iowa by headlining a fundraiser for DeJear. Sen....

Olynyk's putback off Wade's miss lifts Heat past Wiz 113-112

Oct. 19, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk certainly wasn't counting on Dwyane Wade to miss. When Wade did, Olynyk was in the perfect spot. Olynyk grabbed the rebound off Wade's errant turnaround jumper and layed in the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night, lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112...

Dwight Howard sits out Wizards' opener with sore buttocks

Oct. 18, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dwight Howard sat out the Washington Wizards' season opener Thursday night with what the team said is a sore buttocks. Washington's new starting center missed all of training camp and the entire exhibition schedule. He did not participate in any practices at all until Monday. Coach Scott...

Trump's Russia attorney shifts to become White House counsel

Oct. 18, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the attorney representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation is shifting roles and taking on duties as counsel to the president. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Thursday that Emmet Flood will temporarily serve as White House counsel. That's...

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 4-3 in OT

Oct. 17, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes something special for a shot by Alex Ovechkin to surprise a goaltender. That's exactly what happened to Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday night when Ovechkin scored the first of two power-play goals to help the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime. John...

White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Oct. 17, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn's last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the...

Feinstein, opponent spar on how Democrats can best resist

Oct. 17, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Sen. Kevin de Leon tied U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Washington dysfunction during a Wednesday event and pledged to "fight like hell" for immigrants and other Californians if elected to replace her, while Feinstein crafted herself as a problem solver and argued resistance...

Maine university bans professor who planned protest course

Oct. 17, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine barred from teaching a retired professor who organized a one-credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins in Washington as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. University president Glenn Cummings said...

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

Oct. 17, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. In a...

Read the transcript of AP's interview with President Trump

Oct. 17, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. "OFF THE RECORD" indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publication. ___ President Donald Trump: How is the business of the news?...