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US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

May. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and...

Ocasio-Cortez: No 'middle ground' on fighting climate change

May. 13, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied support for the Green New Deal on Monday night, with the New York congresswoman saying there should be "no middle ground" when it comes to climate change and the Vermont senator calling for a political revolution. Sanders, who...

Democrats challenge Trump's UN nominee over climate change

May. 6, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Kelly Craft, who was nominated as U.S. ambassador to the U.N....

Nevada urges GOP to drop new push on nuclear waste dump

May. 1, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada lawmakers said Wednesday that senators should end a renewed effort to create a national nuclear-waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain because the ensuing political battle would only delay a permanent solution to the country's nuclear waste storage problem. Pledging to ensure that...

Boeing makes 96 flights to test software on troubled Max jet

Apr. 11, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's CEO says crews have made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet and will make more in coming weeks as the company attempts to convince regulators to let the plane fly again. Dennis Muilenburg also said Thursday that the company has met with pilots and...

The Latest: Boeing makes 96 flights to test software update

Apr. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the Boeing's troubled 737 Max jet (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Boeing has made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet, the company's CEO says. Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday that more test flights are planned in the coming weeks as Boeing attempts to...

Senate GOP game plan means more Trump nominees, fewer bills

Apr. 7, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the "personnel business" this year. But the majority leader's focus on confirming President Donald Trump's nominees is coming at the expense of any big legislative priorities. Nearly 100 days into the new Congress, the drive to confirm is adding...

Trump surprises his aides and allies with abrupt decrees

Mar. 29, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was just one problem when President Donald Trump walked down the stairs of Air Force One and unceremoniously declared that the Islamic State had lost the last of its territory in Syria. He wasn't supposed to announce it yet. Instead, the plan was to let U.S.-backed Syrian Defense...

The Latest: Senators grill Elwell on safety, industry ties

Mar. 27, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional hearings looking into the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing (all times local): ___ 5:50 p.m. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., challenged FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell on whether the FAA should ban "selling safety features a la carte to...

Climate change politics burn hot after Green New Deal vote

Mar. 27, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly the climate is hot on Capitol Hill. A day after the Senate blocked consideration of the Green New Deal, lawmakers from both parties were still talking about climate change. House Democrats pushed a plan to keep the U.S. in a global climate agreement, while Senate Democrats formed...