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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...

Presidential tax return requirement passes Washington Senate

Mar. 13, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal inspired by President Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns advanced Tuesday in Washington state. A bill in the state Legislature would require candidates to release five years of returns before they could appear on either the primary or general election ballot...

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...

Keith Miller, Alaska's third governor, dies at 94

Mar. 7, 2019 12:44 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Keith Miller, who served as Alaska's third governor, has died. He was 94. His step-daughter, Carol Slater, confirmed Miller died of pancreatic cancer while in hospice care Saturday in Anchorage. Miller was serving as Alaska's secretary of state when Gov. Wally Hickel was selected...

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."...