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Senators press feds on commitment to Native American safety

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on proposed legislation. The...

The Latest: Senators press feds on response to Native safety

Jun. 19, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on federal legislation aimed at addressing violence against Native American women (all times local): 4 p.m. Lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after two officials...

Pilots criticize Boeing for mistakes on its grounded jet

Jun. 19, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in...

'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

Jun. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the sponsor of...

The Latest: Florida sheriff fights accusations of negligence

Jun. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a Senate hearing reviewing the suspension of a Florida sheriff who oversaw the Parkland shooting response (all times local): 7 p.m. The Florida sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting is fighting for his job in front of state lawmakers....

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Jun. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Their effort looks doomed, as Democrats quickly opposed it and called it a political stunt. GOP Del. Rob...

NYC mayor: Trump's openness to foreign help 'treasonous'

Jun. 14, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio says President Donald Trump's stated willingness to accept a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign should spur Congress to begin impeachment hearings. De Blasio told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that Trump's...

Anita Hill open to voting for Biden if he wins 2020 Dem nod

Jun. 13, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anita Hill says she'd be open to voting for Joe Biden if he wins the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Hill, who testified in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, has criticized Biden for his handling of the hearings. Biden was chairman of the...

Rep. Walker won't challenge Sen. Tillis in NC GOP primary

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign. Walker said...

Danny Glover to testify at House slavery reparations hearing

Jun. 13, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is...