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Democrats see opening in Trump's push to quash 'Obamacare'

Mar. 26, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money

Mar. 26, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was responding to an Al Jazeera documentary that reported...

Election observers call still-partial Thai vote count flawed

Mar. 26, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A group of international observers criticized vote counting in Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying Tuesday that the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed" though it had no reason to believe the issues affected overall results. The Asian Network...

True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on...

Buttigieg likes Chick-fil-A's chicken but not its politics

Mar. 26, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he does not approve of Chick-fil-A's politics but "kind of" approves of its chicken. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, drew laughs from the hosts of "The Breakfast Club" morning show on Tuesday for his answer. Buttigieg,...

The Latest: House unable to override Trump veto on border

Mar. 26, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Democratic-led House has failed to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border....

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 26, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW? The Justice Department says that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated"...

Trump heads to California next week for campaign fundraiser

Mar. 26, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to California next week for a campaign fundraiser that has premium tickets going for $150,000. The April 5 event in Los Angeles will bring the Republican president back to the heavily Democratic state where Hillary Clinton handily beat him in the 2016...

Facebook says it's limiting false stories for India election

Mar. 26, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday. Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations,...

Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia

Mar. 26, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be released in...