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Something's missing in HBO's new film on John McCain's life

May. 24, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls," the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day. There's enough to talk about, from candidate Trump's belittling of McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam...

Senate approves sexual harassment bill covering Congress

May. 24, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final approval to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan effort now goes to the House, which has passed its own version of the legislation amid a widening national debate over sexual misconduct,...

The Latest: Trump's letter to Kim was dictated to Bolton

May. 24, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Donald Trump's letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was dictated by the president to his national security adviser, John Bolton. That's according to Republican Sen. Cory...

FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

May. 24, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing. The hearing by a special House...

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

May. 24, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is shifting the focus of his meetings on school safety and mass shootings this week to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott, a staunch gun-rights...

APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

May. 24, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy Keenan,...

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

May. 24, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback." The...

US pressure on Hezbollah may hamper Lebanese government

May. 24, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Growing U.S. pressure on Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, including a new wave of sanctions targeting its top leadership, may hamper the formation of a new government that caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri was overwhelmingly chosen to form on Thursday. Hariri's aim is to quickly...

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

May. 24, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the...

Court: Inmate serving life can't sue because he's 'dead'

May. 24, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Supreme Court has ruled that a man serving life in prison can't sue the state for an attack by a fellow inmate because, under state law, he's considered dead. The Providence Journal reports that the court dismissed the negligence lawsuit brought against the Department...