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Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

Mar. 17, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro's show didn't air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. No explanation was given. Pirro's show, "Justice With Judge Jeanine," was replaced Saturday night by other programming. The Fox News...

Congressman pitches Louisiana for Trump's Space Force locale

Mar. 17, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is urging President Donald Trump to consider Louisiana for the future headquarters of Trump's proposed Space Force. The Republican congressman wrote a letter to the president , suggesting Louisiana was an "ideal location" because of its strong existing...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke on climate, Trump on 'no collusion'

Mar. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the planet only has a dozen years to turn the tide on climate change, which is not...

The Latest: Trump issues 1st veto, on border resolution

Mar. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting an effort by Congress to block the emergency declaration he had used to try to shake...

Bathroom bill sponsor leads GOP field in NC election re-do

Mar. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are heading for a lively and rapid-fire faceoff to decide who'll represent the GOP in a new North Carolina congressional election mandated after a ballot-rigging scandal blocked the former Republican candidate's presumed victory in November. Ten Republicans filed by...

The Latest: GOP field of 10 in North Carolina election re-do

Mar. 15, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a new election in the unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Republicans are heading for a lively faceoff to decide who'll represent the GOP in a new North Carolina congressional election mandated after a ballot-rigging scandal blocked...

The Latest: House chairman blasts Trump sage grouse plans

Mar. 15, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's changes to protections for the ground-dwelling sage grouse in the U.S. West (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee says the Trump administration's decision to ease restrictions on energy...

Ex-Georgia US Rep. accused of improperly spending thousands

Mar. 14, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia U.S. Rep. John Linder has been accused of improperly spending tens of thousands of dollars of leftover campaign donations on personal expenses. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday that a campaign finance watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election...

The Latest: Senate votes to block Trump border declaration

Mar. 14, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A dozen defecting Republicans have joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The...

In 420-0 vote, House says Mueller report should be public

Mar. 14, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe...