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FILE - In this May 8, 2014, file photo, then Baylor University President Ken Starr testifies at the House Committee on Education and Workforce on college athletes forming unions. in Washington. President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

Jan. 18, 2020 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will...

Connecticut officials seek better federal housing oversight

Jan. 17, 2020 8:20 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Friday called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to immediately improve its oversight of a federal voucher program for affordable housing, noting they found “grievous flaws” in the agency's inspection process while trying to...

FILE - In this is an April 25, 2018, file photo, NCAA headquarters is viewed in Indianapolis. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that only 38% of Americans said colleges and universities with major athletic programs should give athletes a salary but 52% believe college athletes should receive a cut of the millions of dollars the NCAA, conferences and schools make annually from media rights deals involving football and basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

AP-NORC poll: 66% favor endorsement money for NCAA athletes

Jan. 6, 2020 10:32 AM EST

As the NCAA grapples with how to provide athletes opportunities to be compensated for their fame, about two-thirds of Americans support college players being permitted to earn money for endorsements. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for the...

A boy carries a portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in the U.S. airstrike in Iraq, prior to the Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed

Legal basis for US killing of Iran general depends on threat

Jan. 4, 2020 12:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did President Donald Trump have the legal authority to order the killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq? The answer depends largely on facts that aren’t publicly known yet. And experts are quick to point out that even if it was legally justified that doesn’t make it the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 3, 2020 9:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Pompeo; Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Sen. Mark Warner,...

Sens. Chris Murphy, left, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speak Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., following the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top military commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, near near Baghdad's airport in Iraq. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

Blumenthal, Murphy fear fallout from killing of Iran general

Jan. 3, 2020 12:31 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, voiced serious concerns Friday about the ramifications of killing Iran's top general, questioning whether President Donald Trump and his administration have a plan to protect Americans from reprisals. Sen. Chris Murphy, a member of the...

Security discussion planned at Jewish center in Connecticut

Jan. 1, 2020 4:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are visiting a Jewish community center to talk about security, following the stabbing of five people celebrating Hanukkah at a rabbi's home north of New York City. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, and the Jewish Federation of Connecticut...

Senator: college athletes getting inadequate health care

Dec. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy released a report Monday calling on NCAA schools to do more to provide health care to their student athletes. The report is the last of three from the Connecticut Democrat dealing with issues surrounding players and the money generated by college athletics....

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, speaks at a protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, during arguments in the first gun rights case before the Supreme Court in nine years. The case was filed by three New York City gun owners who are challenging a ban on carrying a licensed handgun outside city limits to a gun range, shooting competition or second home outside city limits. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Spending deal would end two-decade freeze on gun research

Dec. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal on a government spending bill would for the first time in two decades provide money for federal research on gun safety. A law adopted in the 1990's has effectively blocked such research and prohibits federal agencies from engaging in advocacy on gun-related issues. The...

Lebanese marine special forces soldiers march during a military parade to mark the 76th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Lebanon's top politicians attended Friday a military parade on the country's 76th Independence Day, appearing for the first time since the government resigned amid nationwide protests now in their second month. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

Dec. 2, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing...