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Correction: Election 2020-Governors story

Jun. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

In a story June 14 about governors' struggles in presidential races, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock missed appearing on "Face the Nation." He appeared on the show from Denver. A corrected version of the story is below: Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020...

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

Jun. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college . Sen. Elizabeth Warren of...

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Jun. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television...

Today in History

Jun. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 16, the 167th day of 2019. There are 198 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house divided...

Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

Jun. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins. Fishing groups sued in federal court against creation of Northeast...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Jun. 15, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day...

Today in History

Jun. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 15, the 166th day of 2019. There are 199 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 15, 1944, American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan (sy-PAN') during World War II. B-29 Superfortresses carried out their first raids on Japan. On this...

AP FACT CHECK: 'Death to America' chants live on in Iran

Jun. 14, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still cry "death to America" in Iran. President Donald Trump claimed otherwise in a Fox News interview as he took credit for a taming of Iran that is not apparent in its actions or rhetoric. TRUMP, speaking about Iranians "screaming death to America" when Barack Obama was U.S....

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Jun. 14, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area....

Court rules against Trump on immigrant teen abortion policy

Jun. 14, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday against a Trump administration policy it described as a "blanket ban" preventing immigrant teens in government custody from getting abortions, and it kept in place an order blocking the policy. The policy, which dates to 2017, prohibited...