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Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Jul. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they...

Aide: Trump criticism of US not same as 4 Democrats' words

Jul. 21, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A top White House adviser on Sunday claimed there was a "huge difference" between Donald Trump's criticisms of America during the 2016 presidential campaign and the critiques by four Democratic congresswomen of color with whom Trump is feuding over the direction of the...

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...

Senators want to rename NASA facility after Neil Armstrong

Jul. 21, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's two U.S. senators plan on asking Congress to rename a NASA research facility in northern Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown want to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. Portman says he...

Some lawmakers will attempt to override Lamont veto

Jul. 21, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At least one half of the Connecticut General Assembly plans to attempt to override a gubernatorial veto that both Democrats and Republicans say unfairly harms the restaurant industry. Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits), of Berlin, says the House of...

Report: Arkansas kidney disease deaths 3rd highest in nation

Jul. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Doctors and others involved in the care of Arkansans with kidney disease are eager to learn how a recently announced federal initiative will address renal disease in the state, which has one of the nation's highest rates of related deaths. President Donald Trump signed an executive...

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, 'Send her back!'

Jul. 21, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents on Saturday that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a U.S. congresswoman to return to the country where she was born. The Democratic legislator spoke in New York for the first time since Trump again...

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

Jul. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness...

Trump's 'go back' remark: In workplace, it might be illegal

Jul. 20, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America's workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly illegal....

US senator leaves DC hospital for rehab in Georgia

Jul. 20, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. senator who broke four ribs in a fall has left a Washington hospital and will get physical rehabilitation back in Georgia. Johnny Isakson's office says the 74-year-old Republican was discharged Saturday from George Washington University Hospital and would be admitted to WellStar...