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Ready to fight, Trump says he'll watch 'a little' of Mueller

Jul. 23, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He won't watch. Well, maybe just a little bit. President Donald Trump on Monday feigned indifference to Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony, an eyebrow-raising claim for a media-obsessed president who has been concerned for months about the potential impact of the former...

The Latest: McConnell promises budget vote before recess

Jul. 23, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debt and budget agreement between the White House and Congress (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the Senate will vote on the budget deal agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House before senators leave town for the...

The Latest: Judiciary Democrats to hold mock Mueller hearing

Jul. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold a mock hearing behind closed doors Tuesday as they prepare for former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before...

Duterte: Can't stop China in disputed seas, won't risk clash

Jul. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese from fishing in his country's exclusive economic zone and he would not risk losing Filipino forces in a clash in the disputed South China Sea. "When Xi says 'I will fish,' who can prevent him?"...

2 fired over post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

Jul. 22, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot, the other for "liking" the post. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the...

Lawmakers plan to craft compromise on restaurant work rules

Jul. 22, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers decided Monday to come up with compromise legislation this summer that addresses concerns raised by restaurant owners over wage and hour rules, forgoing a plan to override Gov. Ned Lamont's veto of a bill that would have required the state Department of Labor to...

Young mayor announces challenge to longtime congressman

Jul. 22, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A mayor first elected at age 22 launched a Democratic primary challenge Monday to the longest-serving member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, who was first elected in 2011 and is now in his...

Democrat Wendy Davis of Texas running for Congress in 2020

Jul. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrat Wendy Davis said Monday she is running for Congress, five years after badly losing a bid for governor that was propelled by her 13-hour filibuster of an anti-abortion bill in the state Capitol. She will challenge freshman Republican Rep. Chip Roy, one of the most...

The Latest: Another Democrat enters 2020 Texas Senate race

Jul. 22, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Democrats jumping into big 2020 races in Texas (all times local): 11 a.m. A longtime Texas Democratic lawmaker is joining the growing field of U.S. Senate challengers against Republican incumbent John Cornyn. State Sen. Royce West launched his campaign Monday during a...

House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

Jul. 22, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on...