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Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Mar. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history. Friday is the 172nd day beyond...

Sen. Birch Bayh, champion of Title IX federal law, dies

Mar. 14, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Birch Bayh pushed in the U.S. Senate for the landmark 1972 federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and athletics, women received fewer than 10 percent of all medical and law degrees and only one in 27 high school girls played sports. Now, women make...

Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

Mar. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from...

Ex-Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes dies at 92; served 2 terms

Mar. 13, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who prided himself on restoring public faith in the political process, died Wednesday. He was 92. His daughter, Elizabeth Hughes, said Hughes had been in hospice. "I was holding his hand," she said. 'He was a wonderful dad. He was a kind generous...

Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

Mar. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the "smart thing to do," says California Sen. Kamala Harris, a...

Maryland Gov. Hogan: 'Never say never' to Trump challenge

Mar. 4, 2019 8:15 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday that he doesn't yet believe President Donald Trump is vulnerable in a primary, but he's still considering launching a challenge because "things could change." In an interview with The Associated Press at a National Governors...

Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies at 88

Feb. 28, 2019 9:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling's White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Richard Nixon Foundation announced that Nixon died at a nursing facility in Bothell, Washington, a Seattle suburb. A geologist and...

Canada ex-attorney: Government tried to interfere in case

Feb. 27, 2019 9:28 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's former attorney general testified Wednesday she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company, including receiving "veiled threats."...

Trump-Kim go one-on-one: Who will know what was really said?

Feb. 27, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Only four other ears on the planet heard what President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said to each other Wednesday during a one-on-one chat that began their second nuclear summit. The two leaders' interpreters were the only others privy to their conversation,...

Trump, at North Korea summit, distracted by Cohen

Feb. 27, 2019 6:11 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The moment was meant to be a grand diplomatic triumph, a headline-dominating spectacle that could lead to the disarmament of a dangerous nation while delivering a vital political victory. Instead, President Donald Trump's high-stakes summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on...