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Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. went back on the Utah campaign trail Thursday as he launched a bid to reclaim the governor’s title more than a decade after he left office. The Republican’s name recognition makes him a top contender. During an appearance...

Asylum-seekers get attorney access before return to Mexico

Nov. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Guatemalan family seeking asylum in the United States must be granted attorney access before being forced to wait in Mexico as their case winds through U.S. immigration court. District Judge Dana Sabraw’s temporary restraining order may have...

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

Nov. 12, 2019 7:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall as the pace of construction raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration's critics. The administration has begun work on...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Confronting our biases The Day Nov. 7 Inroads cannot be made in reducing personal or institutional racial bias without first admitting it exists. That message was delivered by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during "A Conversation on...

Hot, crowded and secret room now part of impeachment lore

Nov. 8, 2019 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's "excruciating." It smells like a "locker room." And what happens there is supposed to stay there. When history is written about President Donald Trump's presidency, a key chapter in the House's drive to impeach him will be set in a spy-proof bunker tucked beneath a spiral staircase...

3rd-party bid? Gabbard's denials don't ease Democrats' fears

Nov. 7, 2019 12:09 AM EST

Tulsi Gabbard keeps making her fellow Democrats nervous. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. She wrote for the conservative-leaning editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. She denounced Hillary Clinton as the "personification of the rot...

Women keep up wins in Trump-era political surge

Nov. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In its 400-year history, Virginia's House of Delegates has never been led by a woman. There's a good chance that might change soon. Two women are among the contenders for the powerful role of House speaker after Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Donald...

Protests in Iraq reveal a long-simmering anger at Iran

Nov. 6, 2019 5:59 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The shoes are coming off again in Iraq. In years past, Iraqis have beaten their shoes against portraits of Saddam Hussein in a sign of anger and insult. In 2008, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at a ducking President George W. Bush during a news conference to vent his outrage at the...

White House lawyers expected to take lead in impeachment

Nov. 5, 2019 10:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Democrats prepare for public impeachment hearings, President Donald Trump and his legal team are working to organize a defense that will rely heavily on White House attorneys and congressional Republicans to stave off the threat to his presidency. Democrats consider the hearings...

NFL At 100-AP Was There-Falcons-Saints 2006

Nov. 5, 2019 7:19 PM EST

As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the Falcons-Saints game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the story...