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Minnesota retirements open battles for 3 open US House seats

Aug. 14, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Decisions by three Minnesota Democrats to leave Congress sparked rowdy primary fights Tuesday for their open seats, with two districts shaping up as high-intensity November battlegrounds and a Somali-American legislator hoping to make history in the third. State Rep. Ilhan Omar was among...

Secret Service dog bites woman during Pence's Michigan visit

Aug. 13, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 33-year-old woman says she was bitten on the leg by a U.S. Secret Service dog during Vice President Mike Pence's visit last week to western Michigan. Melissa Ramirez says she was outside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday when she was bitten....

Pentagon chief Mattis defends his reversal on Space Force

Aug. 12, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his...

Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work

Aug. 11, 2018 5:12 AM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don't call it "vacation." Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping — let alone taking time off — has spent his week away mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and...

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

Aug. 10, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state, mockingly called the reaction a "snowflake meltdown." And he kept on riding the...

President Trump's summer getaway: Don't call it a vacation

Aug. 10, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don't call it "vacation." Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping — let alone taking time off — has spent his week away mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and...

Democrats' hopes to take House could stumble in Minnesota

Aug. 10, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

WATERVILLE, Minn. (AP) — For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority this fall, their efforts could be thwarted in one of the nation's bluest states. Voters in the sprawling farm country south of Minneapolis and in the economically struggling Iron Range along the...

Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

Aug. 9, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. The proposal taps into the American public's long fascination with space...

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

Aug. 8, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave. Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. It would be a first for either party in Michigan and is part...

Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

Aug. 8, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan's first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump....