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Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

Nov. 13, 2018 4:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. "I think January, February would be about as...

House newcomers get first taste of Washington's power games

Nov. 13, 2018 3:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bright-eyed class of incoming members of Congress descended on Washington Tuesday for schooling on the nuts and bolts underpinning a job like none other. But even as they chose curtain colors and sorted party invitations, the freshmen who vowed to change Washington were getting an...

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Nov. 13, 2018 3:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was...

Florida official known for missteps in recount cross hairs

Nov. 13, 2018 3:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for Republican Gov....

The Latest: Progress reported in preventing fire's spread

Nov. 13, 2018 3:49 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A fire official says crews have made "a lot of progress" in preventing a deadly Northern California from reaching Oroville, a town of 19,000 people. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection operations...

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

Nov. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official. After reports circulated Tuesday that the president had decided to remove Mira Ricardel from the NSC, the first lady's spokeswoman issued a statement...

The Latest: Schumer says Trump is bullying Florida officials

Nov. 13, 2018 3:47 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 3:40 p.m. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott are attempting to bully Florida election officials out of doing their jobs. Schumer and...

Energy companies lead US stocks lower after oil price sinks

Nov. 13, 2018 3:47 PM EST

Energy companies led a late-afternoon sell-off on Wall Street Tuesday after U.S. crude oil prices had their biggest drop in more than three years. Investors are worried about the possibility of rising oil production out of the U.S. and OPEC. The slide wiped out early gains for the market, placing it on course to...

Democrat Sinema wins Arizona Senate seat running as centrist

Nov. 13, 2018 3:43 PM EST

In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate seat in the...

US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

Nov. 13, 2018 3:10 PM EST

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work on Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at the busy...